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March 7/10 12:16 pm - London Velodrome Opens Spring Season with Youth Racing


Posted by Editoress on 03/7/10
 

What a great way to kick off the spring riding season, youth racing at the Forest City Velodrome. With the ongoing support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Cycling Association, 28 racers competed in a three event Omnium at the FCV on Saturday, March 6th. For many, it was their first ever race event. The ages of the Future Olympians ranged from 8 years to 16 years old.

The kids participated in three challenging events, that tested the speed and strength of each rider. The Flying Lap (favourite event for all the kids) was the first event of the program, and times ranged from 9.1 seconds (54.1 kph) for the seasoned “pro's” to 28.84 for an 8 year old rider making his debute at the 138 metre indoor track in London Ontario.

The flying two laps (276 metres) tested the endurance and power of all the riders, with many racers setting their personal best times during the event.

In the third event of the afternoon the kids had to do a standing start timed lap. Again, for many of the young track racers this was their first attempt at a standing start .... There were a few wobbles and a couple of the youngest racers need a push to keep them upright, but I could tell that the parents of each racer in attendance were smiling at some of the struggles the kids had during the first 15 metres.

The day ended with a Pizza Party, medal presentation and t-shirt give away.

All the Future Olympians are now enrolled in the Mary Kelly's "Second" Club and have their goals set to make it to the next second on their Flying Laps in the coming months.

Report courtesy Rob Good

Flying Lap 1
1 William Simonds 9.180
2 Adrian George 9.358
3 Drew Welsh 9.573
4 Patrick Hennessy 10.296
5 Erin Dowswell 10.330
6 Luis Lopera 10.693
7 Jerome Rancourt 10.795
8 Katheryn Meritette 10.898
9 Miles Fullerton 11.435
10 Fons Vandenbroek 11.462
11 Spencer Virtue 11.536
12 Johann Nikopoulos 11.574
13 Christopher Meritette 11.760
14 Kayla Bouchard 12.036
15 Jacob Reimer 12.187
16 Mike Nagelhout 12.391
17 Juan Ardila 12.429
18 Sam Carson 13.025
19 Nicolas Rancourt 13.170
20 Julia Ferguson 13.263
21 Nick Vandenbroek 14.160
22 Linda Nagelhout 14.238
23 Julia Tiba 14.349
24 Shannon Carroll 15.815
25 Audree Rancourt 18.300
26 Scott Nagelhout 24.290
27 Alex Tiba 29.846
 
Flying Lap 2 Best time
1 Adrian George 9.345
2 William Simonds 9.393
3 Drew Welsh 9.548
4 Patrick Hennessy 10.188
5 Erin Dowswell 10.403
6 Luis Lopera 10.730
7 Jerome Rancourt 10.910
8 Katheryn Meritette 11.494
9 Spencer Virtue 11.466
10 Fons Vandenbroek 11.652
11 Miles Fullerton 11.838
12 Johann Nikopoulos 12.047
13 Kayla Bouchard 12.325
14 Christopher Meritette 12.726
15 Jacob Reimer 12.570
16 Juan Ardila 12.969
17 Mike Nagelhout 12.796
18 Sam Carson 13.437
19 Nicolas Rancourt 13.422
20 Nick Vandenbroek 14.331
21 Julia Tiba 14.561
22 Shannon Carroll 15.799
23 Audree Rancourt 19.767
24 Scott Nagelhout 22.430
25 Linda Nagelhout 16.660
26 Alex Tiba 47.597
 
Keirin
1 Jerome Rancourt
2 Spencer Virtue
3 Katheryn Meritette
4 Johann Nikopoulos
5 Miles Fullerton
6 Fons Vandenbroek
7 Sam Carson
8 Kayla Bouchard
9 Juan Ardila


 


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