May 03, 2016 (Vancouver, BC) – BC Superweek is pleased to announce that online registration is officially open for this year’s series, which includes the Tour de Delta, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development, PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres, and Tour de White Rock p/b Steve Nash Fitness World. Men’s races are for Pro 1/2 riders and women’s races are open to Pro 1/2/3 categories.
“BC Superweek continues to grow as one of North America’s most recognized professional road race series’ and we are already receiving a lot of interest from teams and riders from around the world,” said Race Director Mark Ernsting. “We expect to have as strong of a field as we’ve ever had.”
BC Superweek features six criteriums and two road races, one of which is UCI-sanctioned for both men and women. More than $125,000 in prize money and crowd primes is on the line for the week, while crowds of more than 20,000 are expected for the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix’s 43rd anniversary on July 13th.
“BC Superweek is the most fun series of racing in the world. It’s fast, thrilling, and just an overall fantastic experience,” said two-time US national criterium champion Shelley Olds of Cylance Pro Cycling. “Whether you are new to racing or a professional cyclist, you will enjoy the atmosphere that the local communities in BC create. I have met some amazing people from my time spent racing BC Superweek and kept in touch with them over the years. It’s the best and most exciting racing you can do in ten days!”
Olds put in a dominant performance at BC Superweek in 2015, appearing on the podium eight times, including four first place finishes.
“BC Superweek is a highlight of the season for many Canadians and riders from around North America. There are high caliber races suited to every type of rider, and it is a very well run and organized series,” added Vancouver’s Garrett McLeod of the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team. “I look forward to racing at BC Superweek every year, and it’s great seeing the events grow and become recognized as North America’s premier professional series of races.”
McLeod is a BC Superweek veteran who had three podium finishes last year, including a win at Tour de White Rock Peace Arch News Road Race.
Online registration is available on the BC Superweek website, with early registration discounts in effect until June 10th.
BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional cycling series and features more than $125,000 in prize money available during eight races over ten days. BC Superweek runs from July 8 – 17, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 8, 9, 10), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 13), Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development (July 14), PoCo Grand Prix p/b Dominion Lending Centres (July 15), and Tour de White Rock p/b Steve Nash Fitness World (July 16, 17). For more information click here.