April 14, 2011 (Mar del Plata, Argentina) – Team Canada added to its medal count this morning with a gold in the Individual Pursuit by Alex Cataford. Cataford had the race in hand from the 3rd lap and could see his Chilean opponent. Alex won the race by a comfortable three seconds.
Bronze medals by the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit women’s team of Audrey Labrie, Nina Nesdoly and Allison Beveridge brings Canada’s medal count to four – 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
Kyle Buckosky and Aidan Caves rode a very competitive Scratch race with Kyle just missing a medal finishing a very solid 4th place, 1/2 a wheel off the podium. Cadet Aiden Caves finished unofficially in 7th.
In the women’s sprint qualifications Labrie qualified in 3rd. In the men’s Keirin Jesse Marams made the final only to be shuffled out of a medal in the last 1/2 lap to finish 6th. Daniel McKenzie-Picot made the small final and finished in 11th.
Tonight the women’s Scratch, men’s Team Pursuit – Canada goes for bronze – Men’s Kilo, and women’s Sprint continue.
Men’s Individual Pursuit
1. Alex Cataford (Canada)
2. Felipe Penaloza (Chile)
3. Ezequiel Linaza (Argentina)
Women’s Team Pursuit
3. Canada (Audrey Labrie, Nina Nesdoly, Allison Beveridge)