The Canadian Cycling Association has presented the preliminary 2006 Canadian Cycling Calendar. More then 37 cycling events will be presented across Canada from May to September 2006. The Mountain Bike sector still leads the Canadian cycling scene with a total of 16 events for 2006, with perennial favourite Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup and new comer Whistler Crankworx cycling festival. The Road sector is following closely with 14 events including the Tour de Beauce Bell and the Montreal Women World Cup. Three events will be held in BMX and Track while Cyclocross got only one race at this time.
All of these events will be part of the newly created Canada Cup Ranking. The ranking will include all national and international events, as well as some selected provincial events presented in Canada. The ranking will be maintained in Road, Mountain Bike (XC, MX, DH, 4X), BMX, Track as well as Cyclocross; and include junior, U23 and elite categories. Leader jerseys will be awarded on a monthly basis in Junior and Elite Categories.
For the complete calendar, go to www.canadian-cycling.com.