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2018 Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Championships Coming to Victoria

In collaboration with the Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series p/b Jim Pattison Lexus, the 2018 Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Championships will be coming to Victoria from June 1-3 and will feature some high calibre racing. The Championships courses will be adapted to provide an additional challenge for Masters athletes, as well as athletes competing in the Junior, Elite and Para categories.

“Outside of the time trial, which required a longer course, the Masters competitors will be on the same roads that have hosted our cycling series for many years,” said Race Director Jon Watkin. “There is so much here for visitors, including the Oak Bay Tea Party, the inner harbor landmarks and the incredible Metchosin rural beauty – all which are steps away from the weekend’s activities.”

The action starts Friday evening at Clover Point where the EnergyLab Dallas Road Time Trial returns to the waterfront for a two-lap 21-kilometer race against the clock. The time trial will feature Masters, Junior, Elite and Para athletes who will be racing at incredible speeds of up to 60 km/hr along Victoria’s scenic oceanfront.

Saturday’s action remains rooted in Metchosin where the Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Championships will put road cycling warriors to the test on Metchosin’s gruelling hills. The first person to cross the finish line will be awarded the coveted maple leaf jersey and will become the new Canadian Champion.

On the final day of competition, the Russ Hay’s Grand Prix and the Canadian Road Championships Criterium will be taking place. This family-friendly event will also feature the Tim Hortons Timbit Challenge, which is aimed for children aged between three and ten.

“Cycling has grown exponentially in North America and next weekend, we’ll see local masters cyclists compete against the best in the country,” said Robert Cameron. “The decision by Cycling Canada to crown our series as the national masters cycling championships for the next two years speaks to the success of this series and Victoria’s enthusiasm for the sport.”

The 2018 Robert W. Cameron Law Cycling Series include:
EnergyLab Dallas Road Time Trial – June 1
Motus Design Cycling Classic/Global Relay Canadian Masters Road Cycling Championship – June 2
Russ Hay’s Grand Prix/Global Relay Canadian Masters Criterium Cycling Championship – June 3
Tim Hortons Timbits Challenge – June 3
Broad Street Cycle Fixed Gear Criterium – June 3

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