There has been no dedicated Canada Cup for road races in decades. So we decided to do something about it.

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Why?

We wanted to identify races that are key to an athlete’s development and track them over time.

Then we said, “why not give points throughout the season.

That would be a series or national ranking”. Ultimately declare an overall champion for women and men.

It could increase a sense of community by showcasing a development pathway of Canadian races.

The ranking will be completely independent of any other series or event. Overall points and scoring are published by BTG after each event.

41
Races  🏃🏼‍♀️

41 total races, for women, men and juniors. 10 provinces, creating a series accessible to everyone.

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Racing days 🏁

Racing days are awesome to develop our athletes. We wrote about the importance of race days here and here.

Date Event Location Categories Points
May 1 Thule Granby Granby, Qc (All categories) 1.1
May 21 Northumberland RR Baltimore, On (All categories) 1.2
Jun 3 Agency Cycling Festival – TT Victoria, BC (All categories) 1.2
Jun 4 Agency Cycling Festival – RR Victoria, BC (All categories) 1.2
Jun 4 Tour de Gatineau Aylmer, Qc (All categories) 1.2
Jun 11-12 GP Charlevoix Baie-St-Paul, Qc (All Categories) 2.2
Jun 23-27 National Championships Edmonton, AB (All Categories) 1.Pro
Jul 12-17 Tour de l’Abitibi Amos, Qc (Jr Men) 2.Pro
Jun – Aug Lachine (10 stages) Lachine, Qc (All Categories) 1.2
Aug 16-20 Canada Games (RR, TT, Crit) Niagara, On (Elite W/M) 1.Pro
Sep 10 Critérium national Montreal, Qc (All categories) 1.1
Sep Tour de Beauce St-Georges, Qc (Elite men) 2.Pro
TBD Tour de l’Avenir Makadence Quebec, Qc (Jr Women) 2.Pro
ALL Provincial Championships All provinces (All Categories) 1.1

Mardis Lachine is To Be Confirmed. For each Provincial Championship the road race, criterium and time trial will all be counted and scored as 1.1. If any events at (recently cancelled) BC Superweek take place they will be included. Ontario event(s) will be added pending confirmations. The calender is subject to changes due to the ongoing pandemic – this page and the tech guide will be updated throughout the season.

Current Rankings

Women – Elite
1. BARRACLOUGH Ngaire – 762.5 pts
2. COLES-LYSTER Maggie – 430 pts
3. BLAIS Maire-Soleil – 406 pts

Women – Junior
1. PRIMEAU Penelope – 548 pts
2. CAMIRE Eloise – 510 pts
3. IRVING-STALEY Ava – 378 pts

Men – U23 & Elite
1. COTE Pier Andre – 560 pts
2. JACOB Philippe – 483 pts
3. FOLEY Michael – 415 pts

Men – Junior
1. HAMEL Felix – 490 pts
2. NEY Matthew – 455 pts
3. HADFIELD Gavin – 425 pts

See full standings →

We think smart camps around great races helps make athletes better. Done well, at the right time, camps can simulate the intensity and load of a stage race and bridge the gap to higher levels of racing. We’ll work with our top athletes and coaches to deliver unique experiences for developing athletes.

Camps 

• Connecting the dots • • •

How it works 🤟

Keep it simple for the first year.  Download the Guidebook.  🤞

Download Ranking Guidebook ↓

Suggestions Please
It’s a community effort

Shawn and Karol Ann run the pilot series in 2022. We’re trying something new, send us feedback and suggestions

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