TOUR de DELTA: World-class cyclists zip through North Delta

NORTH DELTA  â€” If you’re planning to catch some worldclass cycling this weekend, here’s some advice.

Don’t blink.

More than 200 professional cyclists from across the globe are whizzing through the Lower Mainland for the Tour de Delta, which started Friday.

The event features $25,000 in prize money and is the kickoff to B.C. Superweek, Canada’s biggest professional road cycling series.

"For over 14 years, Tour de Delta has been attracting cyclists and spectators from Canada and around the world," stated Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. "This annual event has become a key summer attraction and acts as an ambassador for sport in our community."

The Tour de Delta features three events, the first being the 70-lap MK Delta Criterium today, the only race held in North Delta.

On Friday, cyclists followed a 1.2-kilometre loop at upwards of 70 km/h along 83rd and 84th avenues, and 112th and 114th streets.

The other races include the Brenco Criterium through Ladner on Saturday and the White Spot Delta Road Race in Tsawwassen on Sunday – the latter of which is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

After the Tour de Delta, B.C. Superweek heads into Vancouver for the UBC Grand Prix on July 14 and the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix on July 15, followed by the Giro di Burnaby on July 16 and wrapping up with the Tour de White Rock on July 17 and 18.

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