Posted October 05, 2018 06:09:59 The women’s road and cyclocross championships at Champlain Valley are underway as the men prepare to take on the sprinters in the women’s race.
With just under two weeks until the opening races, the women are ready to make their first major step into the world championships.
The women’s team from St. Catharines-based St. Francis Xavier College is competing in the men’s race for the first time in the Women’s Road Cycling World Championships.
They have also won the women´s road cycling championship in 2017, winning the women`s race.
St. Francis`s women have won five world championships, including the Women�s World Cup last year.
The men`s team, led by the two-time world champion David Lappin, have not won a world title since the 2009 edition of the event.
They have won seven world titles and seven national championships, and are currently ranked fourth in the world.
The race starts at 5 p.m.
ET on Saturday.
The winner of the men�s race will be crowned the women�s world champion on Sunday, while the women will move on to the womens world championship at the end of the weekend.
The winners of the women and men� races will face each other at the start of the race on Saturday at 8 a.m., with the final on Sunday at 2 p.t.