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13 Titles Awarded at Canadian Track Championships on Day 1 – Report and Photos

report by Cycling Canada

September 25, 2016 (Milton, ON) – The opening day of competition at the Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus on Saturday saw 13 titles awarded across Elite, Masters and Para categories at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, Ontario.

Women's Team Sprint podium  ©  Ivan Rupes
Brown and O'Brien in action  ©  Ivan Rupes
In the Elite category, the Team Sprint titles went to Olympians Kate O’Brien and Laura Brown for the women, and to the Quebec squad of Hugo Barrette, Joel Archambault and Patrice St Louis Pivin in the men’s race.

Men's Team Pursuit podium  ©  Ivan Rupes
The Women’s Team Pursuit was won by the composite team of Steph Roorda, Laura Brown, Jamie Gilgen and Brenna Pauly, finishing only 0.125 seconds ahead of the composite squad of Kirsti Lay, Annie Foreman-Mackey, Kinley Gibson and Ariane Bonhomme.

Bayley, Burtnik, Jamieson, Gee  ©  Ivan Rupes
Veal leads MTP  ©  Ivan Rupes
The Men’s gold medal race was equally close, with the young squad of Adam Jamieson, Evan Burtnik, Derek Gee and Bayley Simpson finishing 0.193 seconds ahead of veterans Ed Veal and Ryan Roth, with Aidan Caves and Jay Lamoureux.

Para action  ©  Ivan Rupes
In the mixed category Para 1,000 metre time trial, the women’s tandem of Carla Shibley took the title ahead of the Martin Croteau Daigle tandem, after category factors were applied.

Master A Men's Points Race podium  ©  Ivan Rupes
National titles were also awarded across multiple categories for Masters Women and Men in the Time Trial and Points Race events.

Master B Men's Points Race podium  ©  Ivan Rupes
Master C Men's Points Race podium  ©  Ivan Rupes

Racing continues on Sunday and Monday, with the Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus offering a rare opportunity for Canadian fans to see world class competition in their own backyard.  Parking is free.

Christian Schneider  ©  Ivan Rupes

Results here.
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