April 13, 2017 (Hamilton, ON) – Today, organizers of the Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A) announced that the event weekend is expanding to include a P2A Pro Criterium on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 in Paris, Ontario.
Early confirmed Canadian riders include 3 time Paris to Ancaster winner, Mike Garrigan and perennial P2A podium finisher, Aaron Schooler. Leading the international field against some of the strongest riders in Canada include 5 time British cyclocross champion, Ian Field; Danish cyclocross champion, Margriet Kloppenberg; and Belgium-based American cyclocross champion, Christine Vardaros.
The P2A Pro Criterium is offering a $5,000 cash prize list, with equal payout for men and women; a last chance to qualify for the P2A 70k elite wave, as all finalists are guaranteed elite wave entry; and P2A call up for the top ten of the P2A Pro Criterium. This criterium is open to UCI license holders, road category 1,2, master 1 road, expert and elite mountain bike, or category 1,2 cyclocross license holders.
As part of the criterium there will be a finish line festival with food and beverage vendors, kids activities and an awards ceremony, all in downtown Paris.
Registration is available at www.parisancaster.com <http://www.parisancaster.com> .