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Canadian calendars announced

The Canadian Cycling Association announced an expanded calendar for its four major cycling disciplines: road, mountain bike, BMX and track today. For the roadies, major events will include the Montreal women’s UCI world cup followed by the Tour du Grand Montreal, the Tour de Beauce, and new events, the Tour of Prince Edward Island and the Montreal/Boston Tour.

For track, there are two major Tim Hortons National Championships events: one in Bromont, QC for the junior, master, handisport categories and one in Dieppe, NB for the elite categories.

The BMX season will open with the UCI International competition in Victoria, BC, followed by the national championships in Bromont, and will culminate with the UCI BMX World Championships in Victoria, BC. Results in Victoria will help determine country rankings and athlete participation numbers for the sport's Olympic debut in Beijing in 2008.

Mountain biking continues to be strong in Canada, which will host 14 events from May to August, including 16th consecutive Mountain Bike UCI World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, QC .

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