December 20, 2017 (Midland, ON) – In an announcement today from CykelHaus Race Promotions, Cycling Canada and The Pan-American Cycling Confederation, it was revealed that the Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championships will be held in Canada on November 3-4, 2018.
This marks the first time ever that Canada will host the championships, announced Silver Goose Event Director, John Hauser. “Our team is incredibly excited to invite the Americas to Midland. It is a fantastic opportunity, and the benefits will go well beyond cycling for our rural community. We have partnered with the local Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation to raise funds through the event.”
The Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championships are open to racers from the 44 nations of the Pan-American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) spanning the continents from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. Chairman of the Pan-American Cyclo-cross Commission, Brook Watts noted, “The announcement is further proof of the continued globalization of our sport as the championship begins to draw interest and host bids from other nations.” Josh Peacock, Competition Coordinator for Cycling Canada Cyclisme, adds to the significance of this event coming to Canada, noting “Cyclo-cross continues to be one of our country’s most sought-after racing disciplines. Welcoming the Pan-American Cyclo-cross Championships to Canada will be a testament to the strong level of organization and competition that our country has become known for in recent years.”
The complete international cyclo-cross calendar, including the Pan-American Championships, will be formally announced in early February after ratification by the UCI Management Commission. Complete event details, including racer info, registration info, hotel info and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon on the event website here.