Conquista is proud to support the Winnipeg CX 2014 which is hosting and running the Canadian Cyclocross Championships 2014.
We will provide extensive coverage of this wonderful event in our November edition of Conquista.
The three-day championship event makes its way to the centre of the nation for the very first time, being held in Winnipeg on October 24-26. The race will be held in the heart of the city with a course that showcases the very best of cyclocross racing.
The weekend will be kicked off with a series of fun exhibition and relay races that will continue into the night. There will be clinics and conversations with elite racers, as well as a press conference for the media. The opening day will wrap up with a proper Peg City party just blocks from the course.
Saturday is the marquee event—the Canadian Cyclocross Championships! Elite and amateur racers from across the country will be competing for the honour of wearing Canada’s National Champion’s jersey. Racing will occur throughout the day, as various age groups in both men’s and women’s categories take to the course.
The weekend will wrap-up on Sunday with the Manitoba Grand Prix of Cyclocross, an internationally sanctioned UCI 2 event. Similar to the national championships, amateur racers of all age groups will have an opportunity to race on the same course as elite racers. The elite men and women will be competing for coveted UCI points as well as cash prizes.
All events throughout the weekend will be held at Winnipeg’s ‘meeting place’—The Forks—a national historic site in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Located at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, The Forks is one of the city’s most popular public gathering spaces. It also makes for an incredible cyclocross venue, with a variety of on-site restaurants and bars, a hotel, the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and a variety of family entertainment opportunities.
For racers, The Forks provides a world class venue that is comparable to those in the Belgian heartland of the sport. The course leverages the steep and muddy riverbanks, rolling grassy embankments, historic cobbled roads, and deep sand pits.
The course also winds its way through the Forks Market Plaza, bringing the action into close proximity with one of the most heavily trafficked areas of the venue. After all, racing is so much more fun when there is a throng of screaming spectators on hand.