STATUS OF NATIONAL EVENTS – AS OF MAY 10TH, 2021 | Cycling Canada Cyclisme

STATUS OF NATIONAL EVENTS – AS OF MAY 10TH, 2021

Ottawa, ON (May 10, 2021) – Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cycling Canada, our local organizing committees and our provincial and territorial cycling associations have remained committed to making decisions in the interest of ensuring a safe sporting environment for our members and participants at all levels across the country.

Based on close consultation with our provincial partners and organizers of domestic national calendar events, Cycling Canada is pleased to announce a revised calendar of 2021 events. The below list of events and associated dates refers to all events which will continue to carry national or international sanction in Canada in 2021. Following this publication, all those events which remain on the calendar will either occur on the published date or will be canceled based on evolving public health restrictions in their associated regions. There will be no further postponement of dates unless otherwise noted.

Some key highlights of the adjusted calendar:

The Canadian Road Championships for both Elite/Junior/Para and Masters will occur September 3-6. This decision was made in close collaboration with both local organizing committees and the Quebec Provincial Federation and reflects the most feasible option under current conditions for both organizations to proceed. Discussions remain ongoing regarding the proposed dates for the Elite/Junior/Para Championships, and follow-up communications will be issued accordingly if updates are required. A final confirmation based on ongoing regional discussions is expected in June.

The XCO Mountain Bike calendar will see a new Canadian Championship date and location, returning to the site of the 2016 Canadian XCO Championships and long-time Canada Cup venue, Baie-Saint-Paul, in September. The event, originally scheduled to occur at Hardwood Ski & Bike in Ontario, hosted by Pulse Racing, will return to the calendar as the XCO Championship host in 2022. The Canada Cup calendar will see the addition of a new Canada Cup date in St. Félicien along with an October date for Canmore, with all events receiving an upgrade in Junior sanctioning to “UCI Junior Series”. The 2021 edition of the Canadian XC Marathon Championships will be canceled.

The Downhill Mountain Bike calendar will see the Fernie Canada Cup and Canadian DH Championships retain their originally planned dates, with Panorama moved to a mid-week calendar placement between them.

The BMX Calendar will move forward with the St. Albert BMX Canada Cup and Canadian BMX Championships/Canada Cup #7 on their originally scheduled dates in July and August respectively. The Quebec Canada Cup events in Drummondville and Haut-Richelieu will move to September 11-12 and September 18-19.

The Junior/U17 Canadian Track Championships will move to a new date on November 12-14, while the Elite/Para/Masters Track Championships will award a 2021 title in January 2022.

Finally, the Cyclo-cross calendar remains unchanged with the Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships and Bear Crossing UCI C2 events occurring November 27-28 in Langford, British Columbia.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions remain ongoing, please refer to the 2021 Event Status Updates page for any updated cancelations as the season progresses. All events will remain subject to local public health guidelines and will only proceed where deemed safe within regional return to sport and event frameworks. Cycling Canada, in close collaboration with our local organizing committees and provincial sport organizations will make every effort to ensure that any further cancelations are confirmed and posted no later than 6 weeks prior to the anticipated event date.

Revised 2021 National Calendar

Road

Date Event Location Sanction
11-15 Aug Tour de l’avenir MaKadence Quebec City, QC CC NC WJ
3-6 Sept 2021 Canadian Road Championships – Elite/Junior/Para Beauce/Quebec City, QC UCI CN
3-6 Sept 2021 Canadian Road Championships (Masters) Victoriaville, QC CC CN
3-5 Sept Classique des Appalaches (GFWS) Victoriaville, QC GFWS
10 Sept Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec Québec, QC UCI 1.UWT
12 Sept Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal Montréal,QC UCI 1.UWT
15-19 Sept 2021 Tour de Beauce St-Georges, QC UCI 2

MTB (XCO)

Date Event Location Sanction
10 July St. Félicien Canada Cup XCO [UCI Jr. Series] Saint-Félicien, QC UCI C1 XCO, UCI Jr Series
17 July Sherbrooke Canada Cup XCO [UCI Jr. Series] Sherbrooke, QC UCI C2 XCO, UCI Jr Series
19-22 Aug Dieppe Canada Cup XCO & XCC [UCI Jr. Series] Dieppe, NB UCI C2 XCO, UCI Jr Series, UCI C3 XCC
24-26 Sept 2021 Canadian XCO MTB Championships Baie-Saint-Paul, QC UCI CN XCO
1-3 Oct Canmore Canada Cup XCO & XCC [UCI Jr. Series] Canmore, AB UCI C2 XCO, UCI Jr Series, UCI C3 XCC

MTB (DH)

Date Event Location Sanction
17-18 July Fernie Canada Cup DH Fernie, BC UCI C2 DH
19-21 July Panorama Canada Cup DH Panorama, BC UCI C2 DH
24-25-July 2021 Canadian Downhill MTB Championships Golden, BC UCI CN

BMX

Date Event Location Sanction
17-18 Jul St. Albert BMX Canada Cup St Albert, AB UCI NE/EN/UCI C1
28-29 Aug 2021 Canadian BMX Championships & Canada Cup BMX #7 Calgary, AB UCI CN (Sat), CC NE (Sun)
18-19 Sept Drummondville BMX Canada Cup Drummondville, QC CC NE/UCI C1
25-26 Sept Haut-Richelieu BMX Canada Cup St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC CC NE/UCI C1

Cyclo-cross

Date Event Location Sanction
27 Nov 2021 Canadian Cyclocross Championships Langford, BC UCI CN (Sat)
28 Nov Bear Crossing Grand Prix Langford, BC UCI C2 (Sun)

Track

Date Event Location Sanction
12-14 Nov 2021 Canadian Track Championships (U17/Junior) Milton, ON UCI CN
7-9 Jan 2022 2021 Canadian Track Championships (Elite/Para/Master) Milton, ON UCI CN

Note: all newly proposed event dates remain subject to final review and approval from the UCI.