The 2009 Canadian Road Calendar (updated)

Posted on 25. Nov, 2008 by in news

Last week, the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced the 2009 Canadian Road Calendar which includes events for paracyclists, junior, U23, masters, men and women pro cyclists.

The calendar contains a total of 12 events of which 10 of are sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).   That makes it 2 less events than in 2008. Gone from the calendar are the Coupe de la Paix, the Welland Race and the Tour de Québec, but a new event with 2 single day races, the Tour de Kootenays, in British Columbia is showing in early July.

The Kootenays region  is located in southern British Columbia, along the US border with Washington and Idaho. With no race website, not much is known about this new race except that the first day would involve a 180-km ride from Rossland to just east of New Denver and the second day would be a circuit loop in and around Castlegar.

updated: The inaugural UCI Americas “Tour de Kootenays” 2009 delivers two challenging one-day International Races (2 X 1.2ME/U23s) set in the heart of BC’s rugged West Kootenays. Each race offers a challenging course and 125 UCI points (250 total UCI points):

  • Race 1 – July 4, 2009 Rossland, BC to Retallack (east of New Denver, BC): 178km point to point (3 sprints, 4 climbs) 
  • Race 2 – July 5, 2009 Krestova Circuit (near Crescent Valley, BC) 169.4/12.1km circuit (one 2km 6 degree climb)

Also, the date of the Classique Montréal-Québec is still to be confirmed.

2009 Canadian Road calendar
Date Cat Men/ Women Race, Location
1-3 May UCI Para M/W Défi Sportif, Montréal, Québec
30 May CDM W Coupe du Monde Cycliste Féminine de Montréal, Québec
1-4 June UCI 2.1 W Tour du Grand Montréal, Québec
4-7 June UCI 2.Ncup U23 Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay, Québec
7-11 June UCI 2.2 W Tour de PEI, PEI
16-21 June UCI 2.2 M Tour de Beauce, St-Georges, Québec
27-30 June UCI CN M/W Championat national, St-Georges, Québec
2-5 July UCI CN Para, JR, Masters Championat national, St-Georges, Québec
4-5 July UCI 1.2 x2 M Tour de Kootenays, British Columbia
21-26 July UCI 2.Ncup Junior Tour de l’Abitibi, Val D’Or, Québec
2 Aug (TBC) NE M Classique Montréal-Québec, Québec
18-21 Aug NE WJ/MJ Canada Games, Brookvale, PEI

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  1. www,tourdekootenays.ca

    07. Dec, 2008

    The Tour de Kootenays

    Union Cycliste Internationale
    Continental Circuit (Americas)

    The Intermountain International Bicycle Racing Association (Nelson, British Columbia. Canada) is pleased to invite UCI Professional Continental, Continental, National, Regional and qualified Local Teams to compete at the inaugural UCI Americas “Tour de Kootenays” 2009: two challenging one-day International Races (2 X 1.2ME/U23s) set in the heart of BC’s rugged West Kootenays.

    Each race offers a challenging course and 125 UCI points (250 total UCI points).

    Race 1 – July 4, 2009 Rossland, BC to Retallack (east of New Denver, BC): 178km point to point (3 sprints, 4 climbs)

    Race 2 – July 5, 2009 Krestova Circuit (near Crescent Valley, BC) 169.4/12.1km circuit (one 2km 6 degree climb)

    For more information including profiles, maps, cash prizes, contracts, please contact:

    Bob Hennessy
    Race Organiser
    1.250.825.4363
    tlss2026@shaw.ca

    New website under construction.