Cycling BC announces addition of UBC Grand Prix & Tour de White Rock to BC premier road series
BC Superweek is pleased to announce that UBC Grand Prix and Tour De White Rock have been added the 2014 BC Premier Road Series by Cycling BC.
An event is deemed eligible by Cycling BC to be part of the BC Premier Road Series by hosting the following categories:
• Men Pro 1/2
• Women Pro 1/2
• Men 3/4
• Women 3/4
• Junior Men
• Junior Women
“The opportunity to include two of our BC Superweek races in the BC Premier Road Series shows our commitment to the development of the sport,” said BC Superweek Race Director Mark Ernsting. “By having a diverse level of categories racing in the province’s highest profile road cycling events, BC Superweek and the BC Premier Road Series should serve as an inspiration for cyclists across BC.”
“We are very excited to be one of the host events for Cycling BC’s Premier Road Series,” said UBC Grand Prix p/b Mahoney & Sons co-founder Dr. Jack Taunton. “We’re extremely pleased to be involved in the Series and host all the categories at an exciting high profile event.”
“As one of North America’s oldest races, the Tour de White Rock is ecstatic to be a part of the BC Premier Series and have all categories of racing for both men and women in our event,” expressed Tour de White Rock Race Director John Stech. “Now in our 35th year, the Tour de White Rock is so proud to be a partner in the continued growth of cycling in BC.”
“We are incredibly lucky to have two of BC’s biggest and best bike races like UBC Grand Prix and Tour de White Rock as part of this showcase series in 2014,” Cycling BC CEO Richard Wools exclaimed. “Giving talented BC riders the opportunity to race at a very high level close to home with riders from around the world is something we’re proud to be able to offer.”
BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest cycling series, with $120,000 in prize money available during nine races over 10 days. BC Superweek runs from July 4-13, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 4, 5, 6), UBC Grand Prix (July 8), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 9), Appia Developments Giro di Burnaby (July 10) and the Tour de White Rock (July 11, 12, 13).