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Canadian Cyclocross Championships Returning to Winnipeg

September 3, 2015 8:35 AM | Sports

Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships

Geoff Kabush and Michael Van den Ham are cheered on at the 2014 Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships in Winnipeg. (DAVID LIPNOWSKI PHOTO)

Cyclists will mount up for another year when the Shimano Canadian Cyclocross Championships return to Winnipeg this fall.

The three-day racing event will include intense racing competition, cycling clinics and numerous social events.

Last year’s event saw 35,000 come out to The Forks to see competitors from across Canada and the U.S. Attendees this time around can look forward to the Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross, which will feature a much deeper field of international competition.

“The event was an overwhelming success on all levels in 2014 and we look forward to another fantastic weekend of racing at The Forks this October,” said Matthew Jeffries, director of marketing and communications at Cycling Canada.

Racing begins October 23 with the Kick Cancer Cyclocross Derby. The Canadian Championship races take place on October 24, and the international Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross (C2) concludes the weekend of racing on October 25.

Among the international racers coming to Winnipeg to challenge the top Canadians, organizers have so far confirmed the involvement of Jonathan Page, Jeremy and Gaby Durrin of the Neon Velo Cycling Team, Meredith Miller and Allen Krughoff of the Noosa Pro Cyclocross Team, Emily Kachorek and Anthony Clark of Squid Bikes, and Jake Wells and Ally Stacher of the Stan’s NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team.

Those unable to attend in person can watch a live stream of the elite races.