Alberta is reaffirming its status as a premier venue for major sport events by hosting the 2024 Canmore Canada Cup. More than 200 of the world’s best athletes, coaches and technical officials will be flocking to the Canmore Nordic Centre to experience the renowned rugged terrain.

The four-day event is expected to draw thousands of spectators and inject more than $200,000 into the local economy by increasing activity at local businesses and boosting hotel bookings. Alberta’s government is providing $75,000 in funding toward the planning, staging and delivery of the competition.

“We look forward to welcoming athletes and mountain bike enthusiasts to experience the warmth and hospitality that define our province. Hosting events like these not only provides an opportunity for Alberta athletes to partake in elite competition in front of a hometown crowd, but they also boost the economies of the host communities, creating jobs and raising Alberta’s profile as the best place in the world to live, visit and play.”

Joseph Schow, Minister of Tourism and Sport

The 2024 Canmore Canada Cup will provide more than 70 Alberta athletes with the home-course advantage while inspiring the next generation of Alberta athletes. Set to compete is Canmore’s own Logan Sadesky, a former Alberta Games athlete who competed in the 2014 Alberta Summer Games in Airdrie. Sadesky is one to watch at this year’s event, having won the overall Canada Cup title for the 2022 cross-country season and securing second place at last year's Canada Cup in Canmore.

“The Canmore Canada Cup has become a go-to event for many athletes, given the venue and the technical challenge of the course. In addition to the world-class racing, 2024 will see a festival atmosphere with an EXPO, food trucks, and a beer gardens.”

Ron Sadesky, president, Alberta Nationals Mountain Bike Race Association

The Canmore Canada Cup, organized by Cycling Canada, the Alberta Bicycle Association and the Alberta Nationals Mountain Bike Race Association, will feature both cross-country Olympic style races and cross-country short circuit formats. Emphasizing speed and technical skill, this race is part of the Canada Cup circuit and boasts one of the most challenging courses in the series, testing the riders' endurance, bike-handling skills and strategy.

The 2024 Canmore Canada Cup will also include an Adaptive category for both the cross-country Olympic style and cross-country short circuit formats, in which para-athletes use power-assisted hand cranks to propel their bikes. This adaptive category is the first of its kind in cross-country mountain biking in Alberta, opening the door for greater inclusivity in the sport.

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