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UCI Track World Championships Day 2 – Canada Wins Women’s Team Pursuit Silver UPDATED

by pedalmag.com

February 27, 2014 (Cali, Colombia) – The Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit squad consisting of Laura Brown (Vancouver, BC), Allison Beveridge (Calgary, AB), Stephanie Roorda (Vancouver, BC) and Jasmin Glaesser (Coquitlam, BC) took home the silver as they faced off in the final against Great Britain on Day 2 at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

It was an exciting day for racing at the UCI Track Worlds as strong winds gusted heavily through the Velodrome in the afternoon, which caused unpredictable headwinds during many of the races. The wind died down in time for the evening races, as the temperature dropped to a manageable 20C.

Canada looked stronger initially and was leading but began to fade as Great Britain rallied for the victory. Australia took the bronze over Poland. The finishing order was the same in the qualifications with Great Britain in first over Canada followed by Australia in 3rd, Poland 4th and the USA 5th.

Craig Griffin, Cycling Canada’s Track Endurance Coach, summed up the race by saying, “The girls went out with the intent of winning it. They rode a hard race. They attacked the race head-on from the beginning and only lost the lead with a few laps to go. Their performance shows their determination and their commitment to the program. The program is getting stronger as the weeks go by and will only be getting stronger once we get the keys to our new home in Milton.”

Also racing for Canada today was Hugo Barrette who finished 13th in the men’s Keirin. Barrette was second in his First Round and moved to the First Round Repechage where his day ended as he placed third and only the top two riders advance to the Second Round.

“I do not like it say it, but I’m disappointed because I had the shape to at least qualify to the semifinals. I did my best and could not do much more than that,” said Barrette in a Sportcom interview. “It’s frustrating because I’m in the best shape of my life and had good legs but things just has not turn in my favor. It’s my first individual World Championship event and I am not happy with my 13th place, but I’ll take it.”

With files from Cycling Canada.

Results (brief)

Women’s Team Pursuit

Qualifications

1. Great Britain 4:28.597
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
Elinor Barker
Katie Archibald

2. Canada 4:30.721
Laura Brown
Jasmin Glaessar
Allison Beveridge
Stephanie Roorda

3. Australia 4:31.504
Annette Edmonson
Amy Cure
Melissa Hoskins
Isabella King

4. Poland 4:37.786
Katarzyna Pawlowska
Malgorzata Wojtyra
Eugenia Bujak
Edyta Jasinska

Full qualifications here.

Final for gold

1. Great Britain 4:23.407
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
Elinor Barker
Katie Archibald

2. Canada 4:24.696
Laura Brown
Jasmin Glaessar
Allison Beveridge
Stephanie Roorda

3. Australia
Annette Edmonson
Amy Cure
Melissa Hoskins
Isabella King

4. Poland OVL
Katarzyna Pawlowska
Malgorzata Wojtyra
Eugenia Bujak
Edyta Jasinska

Full results here.

Men’s Keirin

Final 1-6
1. Francois Pervis (Fra)
2. Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata (Col)
3. Matthijs Buchli (Ned)
4. Joachim Eilers (Ger)
5. Jason Kenny (GBr)
DNF     Maximilian Levy (Ger)

Final 7-10
7. Matthew Crampton (GBr)
8. Shane Perkins (Aus)
9. Christos Volikakis (Gre)
DNS     Matthew Glaetzer (Aus)

13. Hugo Barrette (Can)

First Round here.
First Round Repechage here.
Second Round here.
Final Results here.





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