Scotiabank signs as Tour de PEI sponsor

Canada's Tour de PEI will be sponsored by Scotiabank, even organisers have announced. The women's five stage cycling tour, held at Prince Edward Island, it the country's newest UCI race and will be held from June 10-14.

"Scotiabank is proud to join forces with the Epreuves de la Coupe du Monde Cycliste Feminine and Confederation Bridge, to bring another world class event to this great country," said Scotiabank's John Oliver. "The Tour de PEI will help put a greater emphasis on athletics in the lives of women and will bring athletes from coast to coast and around the world right here, to Prince Edward Island."

The event will include a time trial on the Confederation Bridge, which links the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

"The athletes you will see in PEI are athletes you will see at the Olympics and at the World Championship of cycling," said event president Daniel Manibal. "Cycling is an international activity with major events all over the world. Bringing the tour de PEI to the Island is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the beauty and spirit of the province."

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