October 27, 2017 (Pruszków, Poland) – Canada is sending a strong women’s squad to the opening round of the 2017-18 Track World Cup in Pruszkow, Poland, as the national team begins its build-up to the Milton World Cup and the track world championships. Two riders will also attend the Six Day London competition prior to the World Cup.
On Oct. 27-29, Rio Olympic bronze medalists Jasmin Duehring and Allison Beveridge will participate in the mass start events at the six-day, held on the 2012 Olympic velodrome at the Lee Valley Velopark. Duehring and Beveridge will compete in the Scratch Race, Elimination, Tempo, Points Race and Madison.
Coles-Lyster will act as an alternate to the other four riders for the Team Pursuit, as well as competing in the Points Race. Beveridge will compete in the Scratch Race and the Madison with Gibson, while Foreman-Mackey will race in the Individual Pursuit.
“As we have one more season before the Olympic qualification period starts, we want to be able to fire on all cylinders come October 2018, so it is important to continue giving development opportunities this season to riders that we feel are up for it,” said Landry.
– Allison Beveridge (Calgary, AB) London & Pruszkow
– Ariane Bonhomme (Gatineau, QC) Pruszkow
– Jasmin Duehring (Vancouver, BC) London
– Annie Foreman-Mackey (Kingston, ON) Pruszkow
– Kinley Gibson – (Edmonton, AB) Pruszkow
– Maggie Coles-Lyster (Maple Ridge, BC) Pruszkow