January 20, 2018 (Minsk, Belarus) – Team Canada landed on the podium twice on Day 2 in Minsk as Edmonton’s Stefan Ritter took home a silver medal in the Men’s Keirin and the Women’s Team Pursuit , powered by NextGen riders Erin Attwell, Maggie Coles-Lyster, Devaney Collier and Laurie, won bronze.
Ritter made headlines in 2016 winning the Kilo at the Junior Worlds for his first rainbow jersey and Canada’s first junior track title. Soon after he set a second Junior world record in the Men’s Sprint qualifications at the Pan Am Track Championships, in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Sidelined by an injury last year that derailed the early part of his season, Ritter showed he was back on form with two second-place podium finishes in the Sprint and the Kilo at the Troféu Internacional de Anadia track competition in Portugal in mid-Dec.
The talented Alberta rider won the Repechage and then took his semi final heat to make the Keirin final in Minsk, where he finished second behind winner Matthijs Buchli (Ned).