May 25/07 1:44 am - Bell Takes Silver in ITT at Pan Am Champs
Posted by Editoress on 05/25/07
Courtesy Sportcom & CCA
Zach Bell of B.C., sparkled at the Pan American cycling championships in Valencia, Venezuela on Friday with a silver medal performance in the individual time trial to kick-off the road racing portion of the competition.
Bell clocked the 40.4 kilometre course in 50:53.018 minutes finishing 7.907 seconds behind gold medallist Libardo Nino of Colombia. Tomas Gil of Venezuela won the bronze in 50:53.974.
"That just confirms that Zac has a lot of talent," said Kris Westwood, high performance program director for the Canadian Cycling Association. "He's consistently improving in the time trial. He's in the best shape of his career thanks to many hours training on the track this winter."
David Veilleux of Quebec was 16th and was ranked sixth in the under-23 division
1. Libardo Nino (Colombia)
2. Zach Bell (Canada)
3.Tomas Gil (Venezuela)
15. David Veilleux (Canada) (6th U23)