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Cycling BC Announces Addition of UBC Grand Prix and Tour de White Rock to BC Premier Road Series

release by BC Superweek

March 12, 2014 Vancouver, BC – BC Superweek is pleased to announce that UBC Grand Prix and Tour De White Rock have been added to the 2014 BC Premier Road Series by Cycling BC.

The 2014 BC Premier Road Series consists of five events that have become recognized fixtures on the BC road cycling calendar due to their quality and popularity. The events include the DEVO Spring Series Classic Stage Race, March 29-30, Race the Ridge, April 26-27, Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series, May 30-June 1, UBC Grand Prix on July 8, and the Tour de White Rock Criterium on July 12.

An event is deemed eligible by Cycling BC to be part of the BC Premier Road Series by hosting the following categories:

- Men Pro 1/2
- Women Pro 1/2
- Men Category 3/4
- Women Category 3/4
- Junior Men Pro 1/2 or Category 3/4
- Junior Women Pro 1/2 or Category 3/4
- Master 40+ Men Pro 1/2 or Category 3/4
- Master 40+ Women Pro 1/2 or Category 3/4

“The opportunity to include two of our BC Superweek races in the BC Premier Road Series shows our commitment to the development of the sport,” said BC Superweek Race Director Mark Ernsting. “By having a diverse level of categories racing in the province’s highest profile road cycling events, BC Superweek and the BC Premier Road Series should serve as an inspiration for cyclists across BC.”

“We are very excited to be one of the host events for Cycling BC’s Premier Road Series,” said UBC Grand Prix co-founder Dr. Jack Taunton. “We’re extremely pleased to be involved in the Series and host all the categories at an exciting high profile event.”

“As one of North America’s oldest races, the Tour de White Rock is ecstatic to be a part of the BC Premier Series and have all categories of racing for both men and women in our event,” expressed Tour de White Rock Race Director John Stech. “Now in our 35th year, the Tour de White Rock is proud to be a partner in the continued growth of cycling in BC.”

“We are incredibly lucky to have two of BC’s biggest and best bike races like UBC Grand Prix and Tour de White Rock as part of this showcase series in 2014,” Cycling BC Executive Director Richard Wooles exclaimed. “Giving talented BC riders the opportunity to race at a very high level close to home with riders from around the world is something we’re proud to be able to offer.”

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest cycling series, with $120,000 in prize money available during nine races over 10 days. BC Superweek runs from July 4-13, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 4, 5, 6), UBC Grand Prix (July 8), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 9), Appia Developments Giro di Burnaby (July 10) and the Tour de White Rock (July 11, 12, 13). For more information, visit BC Super Week.

For more information about UBC Grand Prix, visit UBC Grand Prix and for more information about Tour de White Rock, visit here.





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