June 18, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Cycling Canada and the corporation du Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce, the organizing committee of the 2015 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships, are proud to award the nation’s top domestic road cycling race to the town of Saint-Georges for the third consecutive year.
Cycling Canada has been hosting its Canadian Road Championships for the last four years in the region, since 2012. The 2015 edition will make a return to the same course used in 2013, when Zach Bell won the gruelling men’s road race and Joelle Numainville took the Elite women title despite a flat in the last five kilometers.
Running from June 25-28, the event in Saint-Georges will feature the gruelling time trials on Highway 73, the traditional road race and the fast-paced and exciting Criterium for the Elite, U23 and Para-cyclists. Several hundreds of road cyclists and their support teams are expected to converge to the Lac Mégantic region with the hopes of becoming the newest Canadian Champions.
At stake during any Canadian Championships is more than results, but the opportunity to win the honour of wearing the coveted Maple Leaf Jersey throughout the world as the reigning Canadian Champion.
The event is organized by La Corporation du Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce. The local committee combined with the Tour de Beauce organization are highly experienced in the delivery of road cycling, having hosted amongst many other races the famous Tour de Beauce for the last 30 years, Canada’ longest-standing international stage race.
“We are honoured and pleased to host the Elite and Para-Cycling Championships in Saint-Georges. The region offer a great competitive platform with roads that will certainly attract Canada’s top cyclists, and crown the best,” said Francis Rancourt.
The mayor of Saint-Georges Claude Morin is very pleased that his city has been selected to receive this event. “If Saint Georges was chosen for this event, it is due in large part to the team of the Corporation of Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce. We are delighted to receive the cream of Canadian cyclists and we are confident that they will live an unforgettable experience in our soil.”
The event is supported locally by an array of partners, including Cycling Canada, the Fédération Québécoise des sports cyclistes (FQSC), the Town of Saint-Georges, St-Georges Toyota, Le Georgeville, Alex Coulombe Ltée, and the Governments of Quebec and Canada.
More information, including registrations and route details, can be found here.