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Canadians Heading to Chamonix World Cup 2017

The IFSC 2017 Chamonix Lead World Cup will take place on July 12 and 13 in the climbing capital of France.

A number of Canadians are heading to the popular event. For the Females: Alannah Yip, Becca Frangos and Em Pellerin. And for the Males: Elan Jonas McRae, Kyle Murdoch, Sean McColl and Jj Mah. Full start list here.

The stage for the Chamonix World Cup

Chamonix, France, is a staple in the IFSC World Cup series, having hosted events since the beginning of the IFSC. This year, a new cast of world-class sport climbing athletes head to the renowned mountain village for a rematch in Lead.

The start lists in Lead are loaded with big-name athletes, both young and veteran climbers looking to shine on the world stage.

Eight of the top-10 women and seven of the top-10 men in the world Lead rankings will tie-in this month, including 2016 season champions Janja Garnbret and Domen Skofic of Slovenia. (Watch 2016 highlights below)

A number of rising stars will join them, among whom are French national champion Nolwenn Arc and youth world champion Sam Avezou.

For Switzerland, Anne-Sophie Koller and Sascha Lehmann return to Villars after a year of strong performances. Also keep an eye on youth world champion Margo Hayes, competing in her first IFSC Lead World Cup in Chamonix. Visit the event info sheet here.

Watch the 2017 Chamonix World Cup below: