A new schedule will greet world-class cyclists when they roll into town this weekend for the 11th edition of the Tour de Delta.
A second criterium has been added, replacing the short-lived prologue, to make the cycling weekend even more fan friendly. The first-ever MK Delta Criterium goes Friday evening in North Delta.
The rest of the racing remains the same, with the Brenco Criterium set for Saturday evening on the streets of Ladner Village and the White Spot Road Race in Tsawwassen on Sunday morning.
"We've got probably the deepest pro field in the history of the event coming out," says Tour de Delta race director Mark Ernsting, who noted that additions to B.C. Superweek have made it more attractive for teams to come to B.C. to compete.
The Tour de Delta acts as the kick-off to this year's B.C. Superweek, which also includes the UBC Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby and Tour de White Rock, a series of eight races in four communities over 10 days.
Around 200 riders, both male and female, are expected to descend on Delta.