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Canada Wins Historic BRONZE in Men’s Team Pursuit at UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow

by pedalmag.com
Men's Team Pursuit (l-r) Aiden Caves, Bayley Simpson, Jay Lamoureux, Adam Jamieson [P] Guy Swarbrick
November 04, 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland) – Canada’s Ed Veal, Aidan Caves, Adam Jamieson, Bayley Simpson and Jay Lamoureux captured historic bronze, winning Team Canada’s first-ever World Cup Men’s Team Pursuit medal at the UCI Track World Cup 2016/17 season opener in Glasgow, Scotland.

Men's Team Pursuit in action [P] Guy Swarbrick
The squad qualified third and faced off against France who finished second in the qualifications. The Canucks were bested by France, yet their solid time of 4:03.056 was third fastest overall advancing them to the bronze medal round. The team then defeated Switzerland in the bronze final to land on the podium for a historic medal performance.

Men's Team Pursuit (l-r) Bayley Simpson, Aiden Caves, Ed Veal, Jay Lamoureux, Adam Jamieson [P] Guy Swarbrick

The team’s third in the qualifications was their first-ever World Cup top-8 result. In addition the squad recently broke the 4-min mark at the Pan Am Track Championships in Mexico, setting the stage for their medal-winning ride at Glasgow.

Men's Team Pusuit podium [P] Guy Swarbrick

“To go from our best World Cup result being ninth in New Zealand last year, to coming here, the first World Cup of this season, and be five seconds faster than any race last year … it’s incredible,” said Jamieson.  “We lost a couple of our strongest guys [Sean MacKinnon, who signed for professional road team and Remi Pelletier-Roy, who returned to school] and, to be honest I was a little worried, and I think everybody else was too, that we wouldn’t be as strong.  But we have proved now that we are a solid, solid team, and we are going places.”

Results

Round 1

Heat 1
1. Switzerland 4:03.123
Claudio Imhof
Stefan Bissegger
Reto Muller
Loic Perizzolo

2. Italy 4:05.750
Alex Buttazzoni
Simone Consonni
Francessco Lamon
Davide Plebani

Heat 2
1. Belgium 4:03.250
Kenny de Ketele
Moreno de Pauw
Lindsay de Vylder
Robbe Ghys

2. Russia 4:05.568
Evgeny Kovalev
Vladislav Kulikov
Andrey Prostokshin
Sergey Rostovtsev

Heat 3
1. France 3:59.723
Benjamin Thomas
Sylvain Chavanel
Corentin Ermenault
Adrien Garel

2. Canada 4:03.056
Adam Jamieson
Aidan Caves
Jay Lamoureux
Ed Veal

Heat 4
1. Great Britain 4:00.571
Mark Stewart
Matthew Bostock
Kian Emadi-Coffin
Oliver Wood

2. Poland 4:04.059
Alan Banaszek
Szymon Wojciech Sajnok
Daniel Staniszewski
Adrian Teklinski

Final for Gold

1. Great Britain 3:58.891
Mark Stewart
Kian Emadi-Coffin
Andrew Tennant
Oliver Wood

2. France 4:00.230
Benjamin Thomas
Sylvain Chavanel
Corentin Ermenault
Adrien Garel)

Final for Bronze

3. Canada 4:01.958
Adam Jamieson
Aidan Caves
Jay Lamoureux
Bayley Simpson

4. Switzerland 4:05.035
Claudio Imhof
Stefan Bissegger
Reto Muller
Loic Perizzolo





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