Sp’akw’us 50 to host 2019 BC XCM Provincial Championships | Stomp Classic Cancelled

In light of the recent cancellation of the 2019 Stomp Classic Cross-country Marathon (XCM) mountain bike race on July 14 in Kamloops, Cycling BC will be moving the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships to the Sp’akw’us 50 on June 15 in Squamish.

Event organizers of the Stomp Classic made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 edition of the event due to personal matters but have indicated that the Stomp Classic will return in 2020.  As the Stomp Classic was supposed to be both a BC Cup race and host of the 2019 BC XCM Provincial Championships, its cancellation at this point in the season has left Cycling BC to find a new host for the provincial championships.

Fortunately, the organizers of the Sp’akw’us Challenge, a 2-day Mountain Bike Stage Race, have stepped up big time to host the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships at the Sp’akw’us 50 on Saturday, June 15 – Day 1 of the 2-day event.

For those wanting more of a challenge beyond the BC Championships race or who just can’t get enough of Squamish, BC’s world-famous trails, the second day of racing offers a shorter, less technical 35km race course. While only the longer course will count towards the BC Championships, the two events combined, Sp’akw’us 50 (Saturday) and Sp’akw’us 35 (Sunday), make up the Sp’akw’us Challenge.

Cycling BC would like to thank the organizers of Sp’akw’us for hosting the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships on short notice and encourages everybody to sign up and register for the race.

2019 BC Provincial Championship Categories include:

Junior Men (17 and 18 years old)
Junior Women (17 and 18 years old)
Elite Men(riders with Elite:Elite licenses) AKA Pro-Elite
Elite Women (riders with Elite:Elite licenses) AKA Pro-Elite
Masters 30-39 women
Masters 30-39 men
Masters 40+ women
Masters 40-49 Men
Masters 50+ Men

A friendly reminder that only those with a valid 2019 UCI or Cycling BC Race Licence will qualify for the Provincial Championship categories.

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Cycling BC and Cycling Canada Camps at 2019 Hayman Classic

Youth road cyclists going to the 2019 Hayman Classic Youth Stage Race from May 24-26, 2019 in Penticton have an opportunity to stay after the race and take part in a couple of development camps being put on by Cycling Canada and Cycling BC in partnership with the Hayman Classic.

Cycling Canada’s Road Advancement Camp from May 27-28 is targeted at U19 riders and last-year-U17 riders with ambitions of making it on to Canadian National Team programs this year or next. The camp will include seminars for athletes & coaches and skill-specific sessions with national coaches.

For riders in the U15/U17 age groups, the Cycling BC Talent Identification Camp from May 26-27 will engage younger riders and provide them and their coaches with guidance on making it on to provincial programs and the Cycling BC Targeted Athlete list. Similar to the Cycling Canada camp, this mini-camp will include seminars for athletes & coaches including informal Q&A discussions with guest speakers from Canadian pro-cycling teams. The riders will also be observed and tested for selection to provincial programs.

Both of these camps are an opportunity for athletes to show their talent and learn more about the pathways to get to the provincial and national levels.

Camp Details:

Cycling Canada Road Advancement Camp

Date: May 27-28, 2019
Target participants: U19 and last year U17s
Cost: $100
Registration: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/Road-Advancement-Penticton-2019

Contact: For more information, please contact Nicholas Vipond at nicholas.vipond@cyclingcanada.ca

Cycling BC U15/U17 Road Talent ID Camp

Date: May 26-27, 2019
Target: U15 and U17 athletes
Cost: $100
Registration: TBA (this page will be updated with the link when registration opens)

Contact: For more information, please contact Tara Mowat at tara@cyclingbc.net