24 Hour Worlds Return to Canmore - New World Titles for 2 & 3 Person Team Categories
The planets' best
24 Hour Solo, Two-Person and Three-Person Coed racers will return to Canmore,
Alberta Canada, next September to battle the elements, time and themselves to
claim the prestigious title of World 24 Hour Mountain Bike Champion.
The Canmore venue
is the birthplace of the World 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships, having
hosted the first-ever Worlds in 1999. "Canmore is a gem in the heart of the
Canadian Rockies,” states Stuart Dorland, President of the promotion company
twenty4sports. "We are ecstatic to announce the return of the Worlds to where
it all started, and racer feedback has been nothing but stellar. We’ve already
got a world class field signed up and we’re nine months away from the event!”
class” field includes experienced 24 hour champions from around the world like
Tinker Juarez (Cannondale), Josh Tostado (Bach Builders), Kelly Magelky (Honey
Stinger/Trek), Cory Wallace, and Leighton Poidevin.
In addition to
the established Solo Men's, Women's, Single-Speed and Age Group categories, the
2012 Championships will award World Titles to two-person open and three-person
co-ed teams. "We've tested the team format over the years, and have been
receiving global requests for multi-person categories," continues Dorland,
"we're pleased to accommodate the needs of the MTB endurance team
community starting with the 2012 Worlds."
The World 24 Hour
Mountain Bike Championships is limited to a total field of 530 riders, who need
to qualify in order to participate. Solo and Team riders can qualify at these
approved events while team riders must also provide a team race resume for
consideration. Click here to read details of the qualifying criteria.
thrilled that twenty4sports are bringing the World's back,"
comments Ron Casey, Mayor of Canmore. "It's going to be sort of a
'homecoming', so we're building on the excitement for next year and welcoming
these fine athletes into our community."
For more information
on the World 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships go to www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/worldchampionships.