August 7, 2007 – A reminder of the Ontario Elite Team Trials for the National Championships this week at the Forest City Velodrome: Our goal is to have the strongest team possible at Nationals. There will be two opportunities for track athletes to make the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit teams. The Trials will be held at the Forest City Velodrome. Plan now to attend and come rested and ready to set personal bests in the qualifying trials.
– Opportunity #1, Wednesday night, August 8 – warm-up at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Qualifier starts at 7:00 pm.
– Opportunity #2, Saturday afternoon, August 11 – warm-up at 5:30 pm – 6:30pm. Qualifier starts at 6:30 pm.
How the Qualifiers will work:
Team Sprint – each rider will use the starting gate to do a standing start two-lap TT. After a 30-minute rest, each rider will do a five-lap Standing start TT.
The team will be the three riders with the Quickest Times (one from two-lap TT & two from five-lap TT).
Team Pursuit- each rider will use the starting gate to do a Standing start 2km TT. After a 30-minute rest, each rider will do a Flying 2km TT.
The teams will be assembled with the four fastest riders (accumulated time) on the Red Team and the next four times on the White Team.
There will also be one reserve rider each for the Sprint and Pursuit Teams.
This will be a Mandatory Test to make the teams. If you can not attend one of the sessions, you will not be on the Sprint or Pursuit Teams.
Our intention is to also have a couple of practice sessions before Track Nationals for all riders interested in going to nationals.