Canadian Nationals Reveals Urban Cyclocross Course: Photo Gallery
Spectators came to see the Kick Cancer Cyclocross activities, with Winnipeg’s Museum of Human Rights soaring in the background. © Andrew Reimann
In 2014, Winnipeg hosts a weekend with the Canadian National Championships followed by the Manitoba Grand Prix UCI Race. The course begins with sweeping grass turns and off-cambers within view of Winnipeg’s brand new Museum of Human Rights.
By the time a quarter of a lap is finished, however, the course takes a large departure from the grass, dirt and mud known so well to traditional cyclocross. Pavement and cobblestone stretches turn the course into an urban environment, which should create some fast racing over the next two days.
Canadian Nationals Course Photo Gallery:
The dual sand pits lead right into three sets of stairs separated by grassy pavers. © Andrew Reimann
This sweeping ramp is only one of the many man made features that make up the course in Winnipeg. © Andrew Reimann
Winnipeg’s run up is a new feature this year, which should be a brutal challenge if it rains this weekend. © Andrew Reimann
Apart from the pavement, cobblestones, sand and gravel, much of the course includes off-camber grass corners. © Andrew Reimann
The race continues around the marketplace around Winnipeg’s Forks. © Andrew Reimann