Posted by Editoress on 03/20/07
Pan American Championships: Track Trials for Team Canada
The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) is organizing trials to determine the final composition of the Canadian team at the Pan American track championships in Valencia, Venezuela, May 20-25, 2007.
Trials: May 9-11, 2007, Burnaby BC
Final preparation: May 13-16, Victoria BC (weather permitting) or Burnaby BC
Automatic selection: Athletes who finish top 8 in an Olympic discipline at 2007 world championships will be fully funded to the Pan American championships and will not be required to participate in the trials.
Selection through trials:
Through international competition results, the CCA has identified athletes for the following events at Pan Am championships:
Gina Grain (womens points)
Zach Bell (mens points)
Martin Gilbert / Ryan MacKenzie (mens Madison)
Travis Smith (mens sprint, mens Keirin)
Cam MacKinnon (mens sprint)
Smith/MacKinnon (mens team sprint, if there is a competitive third rider)
Symmetrics (Tuft, Meier, Bell, Evans): mens team pursuit*
* The team pursuit will be used as a development opportunity and to increase the number of athletes available for the mens road race, and is fully self-funded
In order to confirm their selection, these athletes must meet the time standards below at the trials in Burnaby (unless they have finished top-8 at worlds). Anyone who did not finish top-8 at worlds or meet the standards at the trials will not go to Pan Am championships.
The trials will also be used to identify potential new riders in the following events:
Mens team sprint (third rider)
The trials can also be used to identify riders to replace those already identified above, if those athletes fail to meet the time standards at trials.
In all cases, athletes who are judged to be capable of qualifying Canada for the Olympics through the track World Cup season will be given priority, and will be fully funded to the championships.
Other athletes may be selected as a development opportunity based on future performance potential. In these cases, athletes may be asked to partially or fully fund their travel to the championships.
All athletes selected through trials must participate in the CCA-mandated preparation program in Victoria, BC.
Participation in non-Olympic track disciplines (kilo, 500m, scratch race) will only be offered to athletes already selected for an Olympic discipline, and will be at the discretion of the coach in charge of selection.
Olympic Track Events (maximum team size for Pan Am championships*):
Womens points race (2 athletes)
Mens sprint (2 athletes)
Mens keirin (1 athlete)
Mens points race (1 athlete)
Mens Madison (2 athletes)
Womens sprint (2 athletes)
Womens individual pursuit (2 athletes)
Mens team sprint (3 athletes)
Mens individual pursuit (2 athletes)
Mens team pursuit (4 athletes)
* Pending confirmation from COPACI
In order to be selected, athletes must have achieved at least one of the following performances:
|103% of standard|
|Sprint/Keirin Men||Flying 200 m||10.6||10.9|
|Sprint Women||Flying 200 m||11.7||12.1|
|Individual Pursuit Men||4,000 m||4:35.0||4:43.2|
|Individual Pursuit Women||3,000 m||3:45.0||3:51.7|
|Team pursuit men||4,000 m||x||4:35.0|
|Endurance men:||Flying 500m-3km||x||31.00 - 3.29.00|
|Endurance women:||Flying 500m-2km||x||34.00 - 2.37.00|
|Team sprint men||Standing 250m||x||18.60|
|Team sprint men||Standing 500m||x||33.30|
|Team sprint men*||Standing 750m (as team)||46.0||47.4|
|103% of standard|
|Vitesse/Keirin hommes||200 m lancé||10.6||10.9|
|Vitesse femmes||200 m lancé||11.7||12.1|
|Poursuite individuelle hommes||4,000 m arrêté||4:35.0||4:43.2|
|Poursuite individuelle femmes||3,000 m arrêté||3:45.0||3:51.7|
|Poursuite par équipes hommes||4,000 m arrêté||x||4:35.0|
|Endurance hommes||3000m lancé |
|x||31.00 - 3.29.00|
|Endurance femmes||2000m lancé |
|x||34.00 - 2.37.00|
|Vitesse par équipe hommes||250m arrêté||x||18.60|
|Vitesse par équipe hommes||S500m arrêté||x||33.30|
|Vitesse par équipe hommes *||750m arrêté |
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