CYCLING: Tour de Delta opens ‘Superweek’ July 8 in North Delta

Eight races will be held over 10 days in seven communities

Tour de Delta action returns to North Delta on the evening of Friday

Tour de Delta action returns to North Delta on the evening of Friday

NORTH DELTA — Details have been announced about BC Superweek, which will again attract national and international professional cyclists to Metro Vancouver from July 8 to 17.

Eight races will be held over 10 days in seven communities, at five different events.

The Tour de Delta kicks off BC Superweek with three days of racing starting with the fast MK Delta Lands Criterium, held in North Delta on the evening on Friday, July 8. The weekend action will also include the Brenco Criterium in Ladner on Saturday, July 9, and the White Spot/Delta UCI 1.2 Road Race on Sunday, July 10 in Tsawwassen.

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, among the most challenging and exhilarating cycling events in Canada, follows on Wednesday, July 13.

On July 14, the action continues at the Giro di Burnaby, followed by the PoCo Grand Prix on July 15.

BC Superweek comes to a close with the Tour de White Rock, a two-day points series race that includes the Choices Markets Criterium on the evening of Saturday, July 16 and the Peace Arch News Road Race, among the most challenging road races in North America, on the morning of Sunday, July 17.

Series info is posted at Bcsuperweek.ca.

In related news, The Tour de White Rock has announced that Steve Nash Fitness World has signed on as presenting sponsor of the event for 2016.