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First-ever Paracycling Race Added to BC Superweek at Tour de Delta on July 8

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June 29, 2017 (Delta, BC) – Tour de Delta organizers are pleased to announce that a road paracycling race will be held at the Ladner Criterium on Saturday, July 8 as part of BC Superweek.

Marie-Claude Molnar  ©  Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
“It is really exciting to be working with Cycling Canada and Cycling BC to host the first paracycling event during BC Superweek,” said Series Director Mark Ernsting. “We hope this is the start of a fantastic new event that will grow as all the other events have over the years.”

Tristen Chernove  ©  Jean-Baptiste Benavent/Canadian Paralympic Committee
The race takes place on the same course as the pro races and starts at 4 pm. It’s free to register and is completely open for cycling, hand-cycling, tricycle and tandem bikes. Registration is available for the paracycling race by emailing dlacroix@delta.ca or visiting the BC Superweek website here.

Shelley Gautier  ©  Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee

“We are both honoured and excited by the inclusion of a paracycling event at BC Superweek. This event will showcase an amazing display of courage and athleticism,” said Cycling Canada Cyclisme President John Tolkamp.

Marie-Eve Croteau  ©  Dave Holland / Canadian Paralympic Committee
BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series and features more than $135,000 in prize money with nine races over ten days. BC Superweek runs from July 7 – 16 this summer and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 7 – 9), New West Grand Prix (July 11), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 12), Giro di Burnaby presented by Appia Development (July 13), PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres (July 14), and Steve Nash Fitness World presents Tour de White Rock (July 15 – 16).

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