New and Improved Coaster 50, May 5 in Sechelt.

The Coaster 50 on May 5, 2018 in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast offers two awesome courses (XCO and XCM) on Sunshine Coast single track, lakeside trails, ocean views, and canopied climbs!

The XCM, part of the Cycling BC Premier Series, features 49.2kms to give you a well rounded view of the Sunshine Coast trails; single track, technical, flowy downhill, some logging road, and a few creeks! The XCO BC Premier Series race offers a 23km course with just as much technical, incredible ocean views, and flowy downhill.

Both races will have mass starts at 10am.

All entries receive a free post-race meal and beverage as well as the customary Coaster beer glass.

This year we are also offering a pair of black merino socks featuring our new logo for only $18 more.

Cash prizing for top finishers, a set of sweet pedals for the top single speed, special cash for locals, many draw prizes, and 2-3 day adventure packages with Boreale Biking are all up for grabs.

Go to sunshinecoaster.net for registration link and maps.

 

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BC Superweek 2018 Registration Officially Open

BC Superweek is pleased to announce that online registration is officially open for this year’s series, which includes the Tour de Delta, New West Grand Prix, Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby presented by Appia Development, PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres, and Tour de White Rock.

“BC Superweek continues to grow as one of North America’s most recognized professional road race series and the interest from teams and riders to register as soon as possible has also increased. As such, we decided to open registration earlier this year than ever before,” said Series Director Mark Ernsting.

BC Superweek features seven criteriums and two road races, one of which is UCI-sanctioned for both men and women. More than $140,000 in prize money and crowd primes is up for grabs during the week, while crowds of more than 20,000 are expected for the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix’s historic 45th anniversary on July 11th.

2018 also marks the fifth straight year that BC Superweek offers equal prize money to both the men’s and women’s finishers at all nine races, making the series one of the most lucrative professional cycling events on the continent.

“As a rider, BC Superweek is one of those events that ticks all the boxes,” said Macogep-Argon18-Girondins p/b Mazda rider Maggie Coles-Lyster. “With nine world class races in the span of 10 days, colossal prize money and electrifying crowds, it is hands down my favourite race event of the year!” At just 18-year-old, Coles-Lyster has competed in BC Superweek events for several years, including a second-place finish at last year’s PoCo Grand Prix. The Maple Ridge, BC native also won gold in the junior track world championship points race in Italy last August.

Riders attending BC Superweek can request host housing. All requests are managed on a first come, first served basis and assigned to homes based on community availability. Host housing requests are not guaranteed, and housing arrangements are not assigned until late-June.

Online registration is available through the BC Superweek website, with early registration discounts in effect until Tuesday, June 5th.

BC Superweek is Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series and features more than $140,000 in prize money with nine races over ten days. BC Superweek runs from July 6 – 15 and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 6 – 8), New West Grand Prix (July 10), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 11), Giro di Burnaby presented by Appia Development (July 12), PoCo Grand Prix presented by Dominion Lending Centres (July 13), and Tour de White Rock (July 14 – 15).


Source: BC Superweek. For more information about BC Superweek, please contact Brian Wiebe at 604-916-8448 or email brian.wiebe@bcsuperweek.ca.

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David Lappartient questions use of race radios over race fixing concerns

Joe Robinson

24 Oct 2017

UCI president David Lappartient looks to ban earpieces over fear of illegal betting

UCI president David Lappartient has made a vow to stop the use of race radios in cycling over fears that it may lead to race fixing.

In an interview with Het Laatste Niuews, Lappartient worried about the vulnerability of race radios and the potential risk of them being used in race fixing as a result of illegal betting. 

Issues surrounding the technology used for communication in races seemed to be at the root of Lappartient’s concerns, with a motive of banning radios at next year’s World Championships.

‘You can communicate directly with the rider in the race. Officially, the connection goes from a team car to a rider,’ Lappartient told Het Laatste Niuews.

‘But technologically, there is nothing that prevents me or you from calling the wearer of the yellow jersey during a stage of the Tour.’

Although the Frenchman did not claim to believe that the adverse use of race radios was currently being exploited in the pro peloton, he claimed that he would like to address the issue before allowing it to arise like that of biological and mechanical doping.

‘I do not want to get to a day when cycling, once we have clambered from the valley of doping, and the fight against mechanical fraud has been successfully carried out, is undermined by corruption and gambling scandals,’ he added.

However, for some, Lappartient is approaching the wrong issues. Quick-Step Floors‘s sports director Brian Holm tweeted his disappointment at the UCI president creating ‘a new problem in cycling’ and his lack of concern towards motor-pacing.

This newest suggested measure is the latest in a busy first month as UCI president.

Lappartient has already announced he plans to combat motor doping whilst also banning the use of corticosteroids, in their entirety, by 2019.