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Canada Postal Service 2003 Issue
Designed by Doreen Colonello

Road World Championships

The Canada Postal Service has issued a new stamp that has a postage value of 48 Cents named "Road World Championships" on the 10th of September 2003. This new stamp will advertise the upcoming cycling competition in the city of Hamilton, Ontario being held between October 6-12, 2003. It is considered the biggest event every held in Hamilton. More than 250,000 spectators are expected to attend and watch 800 athletes from over 50 countries compete in this event. The event will also be televised worldwide bringing another expected 500 million viewers.
The first Road World Championships was held in Nurburgring, Germany, in 1927. There have been a total of 67 to date. The event consist of men and women who will compete in 10 races ranging from 15.4 Km to 260.4 Km with a coarse going up the Niagara Escarpment and through Hamilton from west to east.

There will be five categories of racers:

  • Women Junior
  • Men Junior
  • Women Elite
  • Men Under 23
  • Men Elite
There will also be two events Held:
  • Time Trial
  • Road Races

The "Road World Championships" stamp can be purchased as a mint single stamp booklet of 8 stamps, either sealed or unsealed. The size of each stamp is 48mm x 26mm with a stamp perforation size of 13+. The stamps will be printed by Canadian Bank Note using the Lithography in 6 colors printing process with Tullis Russell Coated paper with General 4 sides tagging and P.V.A. Gum. A quantity of 4,000,000 will be printed.

Road World Championships FDC

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