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08.16.17
CYCLING CANADA ANNOUNCES SELECTION CRITERIA FOR INAUGURAL UCI URBAN CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Ottawa, August 16, 2017 – Cycling Canada has released the selection criteria for athletes interested in competing at the 2017 UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, which will be hosted in Chengdu, China from November 8-12.

The championships will include events in three cycling disciplines; BMX freestyle park, mountain bike trials and mountain bike eliminator. This will be the inaugural world championship event for BMX freestyle, which was recently added to the Olympic program for 2020 by the International Olympic Committee.

The program guide for the event is available at the UCI website here: http://uci.ch/mm/Document/News/News/18/29/93/2017UrbanCyclingWorldChampionships-Competitionguide.Finalversiondocx_Neutral.pdf.

The selection criteria have been published to the Cycling Canada website and are available here: http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/bmx/national-team/program/.

“We are excited to see the addition of BMX freestyle to the Olympic program for 2020. The discipline is new to Cycling Canada and we look forward to working with our BMX athletes and officials to develop programs and events as we build toward the Tokyo games and beyond,” said Jacques Landry, Chief Technical Officer and Head Coach for Cycling Canada.