Cycling Canada Announces Team for First Rounds of UCI Track World Cup
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November 01, 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland) – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the team of athletes who will represent Canada at the two opening rounds of the Track Cycling World Cup. The Track World Cup series will begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 4-6, followed a week later by the second round in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Men's Team Pursuit at Pan Am Champs (l-r) Jamieson, Lamoureux, Caves and Veal © courtesy of Cycling Canada
Canada will send a team of five riders that will compete in the men’s endurance events at both World Cups. At both events, Canada will compete in the Team Pursuit and Points Race. In Glasgow, Jay Lamoureux will also be entered in the Individual Pursuit, while in Apeldoorn, Aidan Caves will compete in the Omnium (subject to UCI approval).
Men's Team Pursuit © Guy Swarbrick
“In starting our Tokyo [Olympic] quad we want to ensure that some of our athletes are getting much needed rest after a tiring Rio campaign,” explains Jacques Landry, Director of High Performance at Cycling Canada. “Though we are resting some of our athletes, we also have a pool of athletes that are ready to fire on all cylinders at these two first World Cups. With this in mind, our men’s track endurance athletes are ready to start off this track season by setting the tone in the first two World Cups at Glasgow and Apeldoorn.”
– Aidan Caves – Vancouver, BC [Team Pursuit, Omnium (Apeldoorn)]
– Adam Jamieson – Barrie, ON [Team Pursuit, Points Race]
– Jay Lamoureux – Victoria, BC [Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit (Glasgow)]
– Bayley Simpson – Lindsay, ON [Team Pursuit (Reserve)]
– Ed Veal – Toronto, ON [Team Pursuit]
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