September 27, 2016 (Milton, ON) – The 2016 Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus concluded on Sept. 26 after three days of exciting racing. The final day saw 16 titles awarded across Elite and Masters categories at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, Ontario.
Women's 500 TT podium (l-r) Roorda 2nd, O'Brien 1st, Cochrane 3rd © Ivan Rupes
The competition opened with Elite titles awarded in the Women’s 500 metre Time Trial, where Rio Olympian Kate O’Brien of Calgary won her third title of the Championships. Stephanie Roorda of Vancouver took the silver medal and Tegan Cochrane of Kelowna won the bronze. In the Men’s 1,000 metre Time Trial, Vincent de Haitre of Cumberland, Ontario, the national record holder, won the title, with Aidan Caves of Vancouver taking silver and Bayley Simpson of Lindsay, Ontario, winning the bronze medal.
Men KILO Time Trial podium (l-r) Caves 2nd, De Haitre 1st, Simpson 3rd © Ivan Rupes
Elite Women's Keirin podium (l-r) Cochrane 2nd, Roorda 1st, Cormier 3rd © Ivan Rupes
Roorda followed up her silver medal in the Time Trial with national titles in both the Women’s Keirin and the six event Omnium competition. Cochrane took the silver medal in the Keirin and Natalie Cormier of Bromont, Quebec, the bronze. In the Omnium, Kinley Gibson of Edmonton won the silver medal in the Omnium and Jamie Gilgen of Dundas, Ontario, the bronze.
Women's Omnium podium (l-r) Gibson 2nd, Roorda 1st, Gilgen 3rd © Ivan Rupes
In the Men’s Keirin, Joel Archambault of Ste-Christine, Quebec, won his third national title, with Keith Bruneau of North Vancouver taking the silver medal and Patrice St Louis Pivin of Windsor, Quebec, finishing third.
Elite Men's Keirin podium (l-r) Bruneau 2nd, Archambault 1st, St Louis Pivin 3rd © Ivan Rupes
In the Omnium, Aidan Caves of Vancouver won the title after six events, in a final Points Race that saw multiple lead changes over the 40 kilometre competition. Derek Gee of Osgoode, Ontario, won the silver medal and Dylan Davies of Vancouver the bronze.
Men's Omnium podium (l-r) Gee 2nd, Caves 1st, Davies 3rd © Ivan Rupes
Masters titles were awarded to women and men in the Team Sprint, Keirin and Individual Pursuit.
Master Women Indvidual Pursuit (l-r) Dekina 2nd, Wozny 1st, Thompson 3rd © Ivan Rupes
Master Men C Indvidual Pursuit © Ivan Rupes
Master Men B Indvidual Pursuit © Ivan Rupes
Master Men A Indvidual Pursuit © Ivan Rupes
Track competition at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre will take a two day hiatus before riders from Europe, Asia and the United States join top Canadian athletes at the Milton International Challenge for three days of racing, starting Thursday, September 29th.
Results and lots of photos here.
Tickets and schedules for the Milton International Challenge can be found here.