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November 14/07 10:51 am - Pan American Open championships: Canada wins two more medals


Posted by Editor on 11/14/07
 

Pan American Open championships: Canada wins two more medals

Jean Quevillon of Ste-Adèle, Que., earned his second medal on Tuesday at the paracycling Pan American Open championships finishing third in the 1,000-metre race for riders with cerebral palsy while Éric Bourgault of Orford, Que., was also third in the LC2 disability class.

Both Canadian riders established personal best times. ''Those are phenomenal results,'' said national team coach Eric Van Den Eynde. ''In one year both riders have considerably improved their times. They worked hard this year, made big improvements and are now near the top.''

Quevillon clocked one minute and 20 seconds improving his personal best set at the world championships this past summer by 1.5 seconds. ''I'm very surprised, this is not my best event,'' said Quevillon.

Bourgault is also surprised to set personal bests this late in the season. ''I never expected to reach such high standards this season,'' he said. ''The outdoor track here is very fast.''

In the LC1 disability class, Mark Breton also clocked a personal best 1:17 in the 1,000 for eighth place. ''I was a bit discouraged at the start because all the best riders in my category are competing here,'' he said. ''Then I realized that my success story this year is posting these best times despite missing all of last season due to injury.''

Van Den Eynde says the riders are clocking personal best because they are motivated. ''You have to keep motivated and set goals,'' he said. ''We kept working hard after the world championships. In addition we arrived in Colombia a week before the competition which allowed the athletes to train at the velodrome.''

Geneviève Ouellet and her pilot Mathilde Hupin continued to improve in their competitive debut finishing eighth in the women's individual pursuit. ''It's going really well,'' said Hupin. ''The competition is tough and we had never raced together before competing here.'' The Canadians clocked the 4,000 metre race in 4:03 and are only three seconds off the Canadian record.

''It's a surprise showing, but soon they'll clock below four minutes,'' said Van Den Eynde.

On Wednesday, Quebec's Daniel Chalifour and Alexandre Cloutier chase a third gold medal in the sprint event. Breton, Bourgault and Quevillon are slated to race in the team sprint event.

 


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