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O’Brien & Archambault Take Second Titles @ 2016 Track Nationals – Roth & Gibson Win Pursuit Jerseys

report by Cycling Canada 

September 26, 2016 (Milton, ON) – Day Two of the Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus, on Sunday, had 15 titles awarded across the Elite, Masters and Para categories at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, Ontario.

Elite Women's Sprint podium  ©  Ivan Rupes

The Sprint competition saw Rio Olympian Kate O’Brien of Calgary win her second national title in Elite women, after winning the Team Sprint on the opening day.  O’Brien was unmatched, qualifying first and winning every race on her way to the title.  In the final, O’Brien beat Natalie Cormier of Bromont, Quebec, in two straight rides.  Tegan Cochrane (Kelowna, BC) won the bronze.

Elite Men's Sprint podium  ©  Ivan Rupes

Joel Archambault of Ste-Christine, Quebec, won the men’s title in similar fashion, also his second national title.  Archambault beat Michel Herszak of Edmonton for the title, however, since Herszak is not a Canadian citizen and ineligible for a championship medal, third placed Patrice St Louis Pivin of Windsor, Quebec, was awarded the silver medal.

Women's IP podium  ©  Ivan Rupes
In the Individual Pursuit competition, Kinley Gibson of Edmonton won the Elite women’s title, finishing nearly two seconds ahead of Annie Foreman-Mackey of Kingston, Ontario.  Stephanie Roorda of Vancouver won the bronze medal.

Men's IP podium  ©  Ivan Rupes
Ryan Roth of Guelph, Ontario, the national road time trial champion, dominated the Men’s Individual Pursuit, finishing nearly three seconds in front of Jay Lamoureux of Victoria, with Adam Jamieson of Barrie, Ontario, winning the bronze medal.

National titles were also awarded in Sprint, Scratch Race and Team Pursuit competitions in the Masters women and men categories.

The Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus conclude on Monday, with titles awarded in the six event Omnium, Keirin and Madison competitions.

More photos here.
Full results here.

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