​MEDIA ADVISORY: BC SUPERWEEK MEDIA CONFERENCE AND EVENT LAUNCH

BC Superweek, the biggest cycling series in Canada with a purse of $120,000, invites you to its special media conference and 2015 event launch on Thursday, July 9th at the BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus.

Special guests in attendance for media availability include:

  • Elite athletes competing in BC Superweek
  • Cycling Canada President John Tolkamp
  • Cycling Canada Women’s Road Program Head Coach Denise Kelly
  • BC Superweek event organizers

Each of the BC Superweek events will also have their first place trophies on display. BC Superweek plays a huge role in the identification and development of top riders from all over the world.

DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2015
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus
Room 825
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Among the Elite Riders in Attendance:

Florenz Knauer (H&R Block Pro Cycling Team)

  • 2014 Tour de White Rock omnium winner
  • 2014 Großer Silber Pils Preis Champion
  • Three-time Allgäuer Kempten Race Champion (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 2013 Giro di Burnaby Champion
  • Two-time third place finisher (2013, 2015) in 3rd stage of Oberösterreichrundfahrt

Shelley Olds (Ale Cipollini Team)

  • 2015 Nevada City Classic Champion
  • 2012 UCI Road World Cup Champion
  • USA Criterium National Champion (2010, 2011)
  • USA Scratch Race National Champion (2008, 2009)
  • Second place, 2010 USA Road National Championships
  • 19 career first place finishes
  • 20 career second place finishes
  • Seventh place, 2012 London Summer Olympics Road Race

Benjamin Perry (Silber Pro Cycling)

  • 2015 Canadian Road National Criterium Champion
  • 2014 U23 Road Race National Canadian Champion
  • 2014 Grand Prix Roger Degrendele Champion
  • Fifth place, Omloop de Braakman
  • Fourth place, Grand Prix Douchy les Mines

Sara Poidevin (Bicisport Calgary Cycling Club)

  • Second place, 2014 Canadian Junior Road Nationals Criterium
  • Third place, 2013 Canadian Junior Road Nationals Criterium

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series and features more than $120,000 in prize money available during eight races over nine days. BC Superweek runs from July 10 – 18, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 10, 11, 12), UBC Grand Prix p/b Mahony & Sons (July 14), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 15), Giro di Burnaby p/b Appia Development (July 16) and Beverley by Cressey presents Tour de White Rock (July 17, 18).

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Brian Wiebe
Media Relations
BC Superweek
brian.wiebe@bcsuperweek.ca
604-916-8448

Source Release: MEDIA ADVISORY – 2015 BC Superweek Official Media Conference and Event Launch

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