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Professional bike racing returns to Toronto

Pro racing will return to Toronto, Canada, for the first time in 17 years with the downtown Toronto Criterium on May 30. The race will run through the city's historic St. Lawrence market district and is expected to draw many of Canada's top road racers to vie for the CAN$20,000 prize list.

"I am ecstatic that we have been able to bring this classic event back to this beautiful and historic venue," said Councillor Adrian Heaps, Chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee. "This is a showcase event in our Bike Month activities; it is a sign that the City openly embraces cycling both as a sporting event as well as a vital mode of transportation ."

The Criterium will build on Toronto's heritage of bike racing. From 1894 to 1927, the City hosted the annual Dunlop Trophy Race, attracting North America's top competitors. An expo will accompany the event. For more information visit www.torontocriterium.com.

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