May 12, 2015 (Mont-Tremblant, QC) – The 2015 Canada Cup Mountain Bike Series, celebrating 25 years of excellence and rugged competitions, kicks off in Mont-Tremblant this weekend with newly redesigned courses for both cross-country and downhill.
The cross-country specialists will be the first to test the new course on May 17, followed by the downhillers on May 18.
Evan Guthrie and Sandra Walter, the two 2014 Canada Cup XCO Series Champions, are registered for this opening race of 2015, ready to defend their titles.
The event is one of three Canadian stops on the UCI Junior Series XCO calendar, and will allow junior riders to cumulate important points for to qualify towards the UCI World Championships.
“We are excited for another edition of exciting events at Mont-Tremblant in 2015. XC riders will benefit from a completely redesigned race course, incorporating more of the Mont Tremblant village and added technical features, improving the overall experience for athletes and spectators alike. Downhill riders will benefit from a revised schedule, allowing two full days of practice on-course, while offering a slightly improved course with some of the series’ most challenging features,” said Pierre Patrick Roy of Les Entreprises Cykel, the event organizer.
Adding to an exciting weekend of racing, organizers are excited to introduce the Duathlon urbain Tremblant (“D.ur.T”) and Vélo Yoga as two brand new events in an action-packed weekend schedule. Combined with an improved Expo & Technical Team space at the base of the mountain, this event promises to be one of the most memorable Tremblant Canada Cups to date
Mathieu Boucher, Cycling Canada’s Director of Performance Development, is excited about the new Mountain Bike season ahead: “We are very excited to begin the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Mountain Bike Canada Cup in Mont-Tremblant. Pierre Patrick Roy and his team worked relentlessly to develop new challenging courses and to make sure that everything is in place to offer an amazing week-end of racing for cyclists at every level. The new cross-country course will a take advantage of the renowned pedestrian village offering additional visibility to riders and their teams”
Event details can be found on the organizer’s website here.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Canada Cup series is designed to provide competitive opportunities to the next generation of cyclists, transitioning from provincial race series to international competitions. Hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, its provincial sport organizations and local organizing committees, the Canada Cup Cycling Series is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union
Schedule, registration and technical guide information for the event can be found here.