Dieppe ready to host Canadian track nationals

A refurbished Vélodrome Caisse populaire Dieppe will host the 2006 Tim Hortons Canadian Track National Championships from September 7-10, which will run under a new format for the first time.

"The last couple of weeks have been a bit stressful, but it's now looking really great. We are ready to welcome the best elite riders in the country," said event organiser Andrew Scott. "Among those riders, we can count on the presence of number one scratch rider in the world, Gina Grain; Commonwealth Games' silver and bronze medallist, Travis Smith, will also be present.

With increasing participation, a decision was recently taken by the Canadian Cycling Association to split the junior, master and Paralympic categories from the elite. Consequently, the Dieppe event will showcase the elite men and women exclusively.

Organised in partnership with the Mike's Bike Shop Cycling Club, events will run from 10am to 4pm each day, with most qualifying sessions in the morning and the major finals later in the afternoon. Spectators are more than welcome to witness the events at a rate of $2 a day, or 5$ for the whole event.

More information: www.atlanticcyclingcentre.com/track2006/

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