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Meet Canada’s Rio 2016 Track Cycling Team @ Olympic/Paralympic Send Off and BBQ

release by Cycling Canada

July 13, 2016 (Milton, ON) – On July 29th, Cycling Canada invites you to come and meet the athletes from the Canadian Track Cycling Team at a special Rio 2016 Olympic Ride Off and Barbecue event at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, ON.

Olympic Send Off-600x350Canada’s Women’s Team Pursuit squad will compete in a special exhibition race facing off against the Men’s Paralympic Tandem in a head-to-head race simulation. Media are invited to come a capture content prior to the team’s departure to Rio and celebrate track cycling with a send-off BBQ hosted by Mattamy Homes.

This is a free event for the media and the general public. Cycling fans will be able to see the Olympic and Paralympic teams in action, and have a chance to interact with the group prior to their departure for the Rio 2016 Games.

Athletes, coaches and high-performance staff from Cycling Canada will be on-hands to answer any questions before they make their way the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Who:
– Jasmin Glaesser (endurance)
– Laura Brown (endurance)
– Kirsti Lay (endurance)
– Georgia Simmerling (endurance)
– Allison Beveridge (endurance)
– Jean-Michel Lachance (para-cycling)
– Daniel Chalifour (para-cycling)
– Kate O’Brien (sprint)
– Monique Sullivan (sprint)
– Hugo Barrette (sprint)
– Craig Griffin (women endurance coach)
– Erin Hartwell (sprint coach)

When:
July 29, 2016

Where:
Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton, ON)
– 1:30 Doors Open to the public
– 2:30 4km Ride Off
– 3:00 Meet and Greet BBQ

Media credential will be required to access infield. Please contact Guy Napert-Frenette (403-669-5015, guynf@performancepr.ca to request accreditation. All media interviews are required to be booked with sufficient advance notice.





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