Dates Announced for 2015 BC Superweek Cycling Series
Vancouver, BC – National and international professional cycling returns to Metro Vancouver on July 10 – 18, 2015 with BC Superweek. Featuring eight races over nine days in seven different communities, BC Superweek is comprised of five events overall.
The Tour de Delta kicks off BC Superweek by hosting three days of racing that consists of the very fast MK Delta Lands Criterium in the evening on Friday, July 10, the Brenco Criterium in the historic fishing village of Ladner on Saturday, July 11 and the White Spot | Delta UCI 1.2 Road Race on the morning of Sunday, July 12 in Tsawwassen.
Following Delta is the UBC Grand Prix Presented By Mahony & Sons Public House, held on a very technical course on the evening of Tuesday, July 14.
Then on Wednesday, July 15 is the exciting Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, one of the most challenging and exhilarating cycling events in Canada.
On the night of Thursday, July 16, the City of Burnaby hosts the Giro di Burnaby Presented By Appia Development, a criterium course centered in the colourful Heights neighbourhood on Hastings Street.
And BC Superweek comes to a conclusion with the Tour de White Rock, a two-day points series race that includes the Choices Markets Criterium on the evening of Friday, July 17 and one of the more challenging road race courses in North America – the Peace Arch News Road Race – on the morning of Saturday, July 18.
“We are thrilled to officially announce the 2015 race dates for BC Superweek,” said Race Director Mark Ernsting. “In the upcoming weeks and months, we hope to announce some new and exciting aspects of the series that will further enhance one of North America’s top series’ of professional cycling races.”
With between 5,000 and 30,000 spectators in attendance at each event and more than $110,000 in cash prizes for participants, BC Superweek isthecycling event to attend each year.
Some of the most competitive teams in national and international cycling have already committed to attending the series next summer. All races are free to watch.
The list of cycling stars who have raced at BC Superweek includes the likes of Tyler Farrar, Chris Horner, Alex Stieda, Svein Tuft, Brian Walton, Christian Meier and Dominic Rollin on the men’s side, and Leah Kirchmann, Gillian Carleton, Alison Sydor, Leslie Tomlinson and Erinne Willock on the women’s side.
BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional cycling series and features more than $110,000 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 the Tour de White Rock (July 17, 18). For more information, visit www.bcsuperweek.ca.