September 28/21 9:33 a.m. – Cycling Canada releases initial 2022 national calendar
posted by Editor to 09/28/21
Cycling Canada has unveiled details of the 2022 national national calendar. In addition to the return events, a number of new events will be added for 2022. Of course, all of this is subject to provincial pandemic restrictions.
“After an enthusiastic return to competition in 2021, we look forward to revisiting our organizers for more as we announce a full schedule of national and international events for 2022,” said Cycling’s Director of Events and Officials Canada, Jolène Dupuis. “With the continued support of our provincial partners and dedicated event planners, we are seeing bigger and better offerings in all disciplines that will give our athletes every opportunity to shine on Canadian soil.”
The 2022 season officially kicks off on the track with the U17 and Junior Canadian Championships in Milton, Ont., April 8-10. Eastern and Western Track Challenge dates will be confirmed after the National Calendar submission deadline of October 1.
Junior National Track Championships
After a two-season hiatus, the Crossroads Festival in Mont-Tremblant, QC, will mark the first event on the Canada Cup mountain biking calendar May 27-29 in the DH and XC disciplines. The XC Series will then continue with stops in Quebec, Alberta and Nova Scotia before the final event in Dieppe, New Brunswick. With the growing popularity of the short track cross country discipline, athletes can expect to see more XCC races on the 2022 calendar, with UCI short track stops added to three Canada Cup events, in addition to the Championships. Canadian. All Junior events in the XC series will be sanctioned at a minimum level of UCI C2, including four stops in the UCI Junior series.
Following the Crossroads Festival, the DH Canada Cup Series will travel to Silverstar Mountain Resort to resume the season before heading to Fernie and Panorama for back-to-back indoor races. The fan-favorite XCO and DH World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Que. Returned to the UCI calendar August 5-7, while the Crankworx Festival also plans to return in 2022 as the exciting final of cycling. . Canada’s National DH Calendar.
National Mountain Bike Championships
The two Canadian Mountain Bike Championships for XCO and DH will be held the weekend of July 23-24. Hardwood Ski & Bike in Oro Station, Ontario will host the XCO event, while DH returns to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, B.C. after a successful debut 2021 Championship.
The previously postponed Canada Summer Games are confirmed for 2022 in the Niagara region of Ontario and will highlight Canada’s best developing talent in the discipline of mountain biking the week of August 8, followed directly by road cycling during the last week of the Games.
Elite road races will be back on June 2 with the UCI Women’s Gatineau Chrono Féminin, followed by the Tour de Gatineau on June 3. The next events will be the Elite men’s events at the Tour de Beauce from June 15 to 19, before the national road calendar heads west. The first stop on the national road calendar in the West will be in Edmonton, Alta. For what promises to be an exciting edition of the Canadian Elite / Junior / Para Road Championships June 21-26, followed by the BC Superweek looking to make a comeback in July.
The qualifying event for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series, the Classique des Appalaches, organized in conjunction with the Canadian Road Masters Championships in Victoriaville, Que., Will be held June 30 to July 2 after a remarkable debut on the national calendar in 2021. his return for the 2022 season is the Tour de l’Abitibi from July 12 to 17. The road season will then end with the highest level of racing with UCI WorldTour stops in Quebec and Montreal on September 9 and 11 for the Grand Prix Cyclistes de Quebec and Montreal.
The BMX Canada Cup series will host some exciting new stages in 2022, starting in Quebec City with Vaudreuil-Solanges on July 9 and 10, followed by Drummondville on July 16 and 17. On August 6-7, the series will stop for the first time in Saskatchewan at the Diamond BMX track in Warman, before traveling to Okotoks, Alta. On August 20-21. The BMX season ends with the Canadian BMX Championships and Canada Cup finals in Calgary BMX on August 27-28.
The paracycling calendar will be launched again in Montreal, from April 30 to May 1 for the Gary Longhi Challenge as part of the Défi Sportif AlterGo Paralympic Festival. The road season continues with the Canadian Championships in Edmonton, Alta., June 21-26 before thrilling international races on Canadian soil. The 2022 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships will take place August 10-14 in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, after successfully hosting World Cups in 2018 and 2019. The national para-cycling calendar will end with the Canadian Track Championships in Mattamy National Cycling Center in Milton, joining Elite and Masters athletes September 1-3.
The other events in the cyclo-cross and track disciplines are still not confirmed in the current calendar. Cycling Canada is currently working with the organizers in both disciplines towards an entry deadline of October 1st. After reviewing all relevant entries, Cycling Canada will issue a press release with full event details at the end of 2021. The 2022 Canadian Championships for the Mountain Bike Marathon, Enduro and BMX Freestyle disciplines are currently open for entries. The full schedule of events will be confirmed and released in November.
“We would like to take this opportunity to especially thank all of our dedicated organizers and host communities across the country who continue to support the sport of cycling,” said Dupuis. “The return of events this year has shown how resilient and passionate our country is, and we look forward to great races and development throughout our national racing calendar in 2022.”