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Ottawa’s Little Italy will once again welcome the Preston Street Criterium for the 49th time on Sunday June 18th. Every year, the organizers try to offer more events and this year will be the same. Not only will the Preston races be part of the Ontario Cycling Criterium series, but there will be expanded events for all youth from ages 4 through U16, both male and female. This year’s course is again 1.0 km. in length and it contains a short sharp climb along with a sweeping turn off after the downhill, coming off a 3 lane wide road and turning right onto a 3 lane wide finishing straight. The street comes alive with all the action through the day and the patios always welcome the spectators who come to cheer the skill and speed of every rider. Come and join the party.