August 09, 2011 (Bromont, QC) – The best track riders are gathered at the National Cycling Centre Bromont for the presentation of the 2011 Canadian Track Cycling Championships, and the best up and comers from the U17 category impressed the most hardcore fans of Canadian cycling throughout the races on the newly resurfaced track.
With the U17 races almost completed, we can start to see those aspiring stars who have the necessary skills to perform on the national and international tracks, and Canada can be pleased to see an excellent group of young riders trying to make it in the sport.
Amongst that complete group, we saw the talents of Guillaume Rousselle (QC), Félix Couturier-Lamy (QC), Henrick Pineda (QC), William Simmonds (Invita-FCV) and Julien Roussel (Atlantic) who are currently fighting a hard race towards the end of the six-race Omnium event. With one race to go, the title is still up for grabs and no-one can take a podium spot for granted.
In the women’s U17 Omnium race, Marie-Ève Poisson (QC) took the Canadian title -the only title available for that age category- but Ariane Bonhomme (QC) and Bailin Xie (Ottawa Bicycle Club) both gave her some stiff competition during the entire event, taking respectively the second and third positions.
Only the Omnium race was presented amongst the U17 age category, as the event showcases both endurance and speed events.
Tomorrow, the final race of the men’s U17 omnium will be held, as well as the remaining junior races and the continuation of the Elite races.
U17 Omnium Women
1. Marie-Ève Posisson (QC)
2. Ariane Bonhomme (QC)
3. Bailin Xie (ON/Ottawa Bicycle Club)