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Team Canada Announced for BMX Supercross World Cup #2 in The Netherlands

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May 01, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Team Canada is set to depart for the second UCI World Cup event of the 2015 campaign to take place at the Olympic Training Center Papendal in the Netherlands. Canada is pursuing very important qualification points for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

UCI BMX Supercross_nThe five Canadian athletes heading to Papendal will be looking to improve on their opening World Cup performance, building their form towards the Toronto 2015 Pan-American Games.

Canada is sending three Elite Men to the event in Jim Brown (Airdire, AB), James Palmer (North Vancouver, BC) and Brandon Reid (Victoria, BC). All three Elite Men competed at the 2014 World Championships.

Alex Tougas (Pitt Meadows, BC) is continuing his progression in the Junior Men category, while Drew Mechielsen (Langley, BC) will be competing in the Junior Women category.

The Time Trial SuperFinals will take place May 9, with the BMX Supercross races on May 10.

The 2015 UCI BMX Supercross tour will visit five countries throughout the season with events in Manchester (GBR), Papendal (NED), Engelholm (SWE), Santiago Del Estero (ARG) and Rock Hill (USA). The 2015 UCI BMX World Championships will take place July 21-25 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Since 2012, BMXLive.tv has been the source for live-streaming the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. With its revamped design, BMXLive.tv will definitely be the place for fans to connect and share their passion for the sport.

Team Canada – 2015 BMX Supercross World Cup, Papendal
– Jim Brown (Elite Men)
– Drew Mechielsen (Junior Women)
– James Palmer (Elite Men)
– Brandon Reid (Elite Men)
– Alex Tougas (Junior Men)

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