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The P2A race organizers are pleased to announce an exciting new addition to the P2A weekend. Taking place on Saturday April 29, the P2A Pro Criterium will feature an international field of professional men and women riders competing in a spectator friendly criterium format. Just as the P2A is a unique blend of road and offroad, the short circuit is best described as a cross between a road criterium and cyclocross.

The downtown Paris circuit will be a 750m, 5 corner, technical circuit. The road surface is mostly paved, but also features 100m of graveled potholed lane, and a short 50m grass sector just like the next day’s P2A but of course on a smaller scale. Check out the promo video - CLICK HERE

Crit Map

3 time P2A winner Mike Garrigan, and perennial P2A podium finisher Aaron Schooler are early confirmations. 5 time British cyclocross champion Ian Field, Danish CX champion Margriet Kloppenberg, and US CX Pro Christine Vardaros lead the international field against some of the strongest riders in Canada.

What’s on the line?
$5,000 cash prize list - Equal payout for men and women.
Last chance to qualify for the elite wave on Sunday - all finalists guaranteed entry into the elite wave.
P2A call up for the top ten from the P2A Pro Criterium.
Heats and finals format. Heats begin at 1pm. Finals at 4pm.

Open to UCI licence holders - road category 1,2, master 1 road, expert and elite mtb xc or cat 1,2 cx licence holders. Max field due to the short course will be 25 riders for each heat and the final.

P2A Pro Criterium Rules ie. the fine print

    Criterium registration is limited. On line registration closes Friday April 28, 5pm. Enter now - CLICK HERE

    Riders must use the same bike as used on Sunday for the P2A70. Tire choice is yours.

    Top 25 riders not previously qualified for the elite wave by 2016 results will get elite wave start for P2A70.

    You do not need to be registered in P2A70 to enter the P2A Pro Criterium. However, the entry fee for the P2A70 will be due when crit results are final (if the rider is not already registered).

    Criterium prize money is contingent on entry and participation in good faith of the P2A70 on April 30.

    Criterium prize money payout is on Sunday April 30 in Ancaster.

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