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January 6/15 18:05 pm - Track Nationals: Day 4 Report and results


Posted by Editoress on 01/6/15
 

The Canadian National Track Championships concluded on Tuesday with the spectator favourite Keirin, held at the brand new Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario.  Monique Sullivan of Team PCL took her fourth national title of these championships in the women's race, while Joseph Veloce (Team Ontario) avenged his loss to Hugo Barrette (Equipe de Quebec) in the sprint by winning the men's title.  The Madison, which was to conclude the Championship, was cancelled due to lack of teams.

Sullivan had a bit of a scare in the women's race when she got boxed in at the bottom of the track after the pace bike pulled off, but backed off slightly and came over the top to launch a powerful attack in the final lap and a half to easily outdistance Sara Byers (Team Ontario).  Kate O'Brien (Team PCL) rounded out the podium with third place.

 

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"I'm pretty happy," agreed Sullivan.  "It was definitely my goal coming in to win all four titles.  I was quite nervous for the Keirin, because anything can happen out there, and the girls have been riding really well.  I got completely boxed in and didn't like it, so I put the brakes on and came around.  It was the fastest way to do it, but it was a safe move."

The men's race had to be restarted after a battle by Veloce and Barrette to get the spot right behind the pace bike saw them overtake it.  Veloce got the holeshot on the restart, and led out the group after the bike pulled off.  Evan Carey (Team BC) launched an early attack, forcing Veloce and Barrette to react.  The pair quickly dropped the other four riders for the final lap in a drag race that saw Veloce hold off Barrette for the title.

 

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"I think we both went in with the same tactic," agreed Veloce, "we both wanted [to be on the wheel of] the bike.  We both wanted to control the race and I just got to the wheel first.  After that, I executed as I had hoped.  It was a nailbiter to the end, but I just had my head down and was just going for the line."

Women Keirin
 
Round 1
 
Heat 1
1 Kate O'Brien (AB) Team PCL
2 Sara Byers (ON) Team Ontario
3 Krista Ruby (ON) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam
4 Meghan Grant (BC) Cycling BC
5 Lizanne Wilmot (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC
 
Heat 2
1 Monique Sullivan (AB) Team PCL
2 Candice Vermeulen (ON) Team Ontario
3 Kristen Sears (ON) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam
4 Natalie Cormier (NB) Atlantic Cycling Gro
Top 3 riders advance to Final for 1-6
others to Final for 7-9
 
Final 1-6
1 Monique Sullivan (AB) Team PCL
2 Sara Byers (ON) Team Ontario
3 Kate O'Brien (AB) Team PCL
4 Krista Ruby (ON) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam
5 Kristen Sears (ON) RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam
6 Candice Vermeulen (ON) Team Ontario
 
Final 7-9
7 Lizanne Wilmot (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express
8 Natalie Cormier (NB) Atlantic Cycling Group
9 Meghan Grant (BC) Cycling BC
 
Men Keirin
 
Round 1
 
Heat 1
1 Hugo Barrette (QC) Équipe de Québec
2 Guillaume Roussel (QC) Équipe de Québec
3 Evan Carey (BC) Cycling BC
4 Chris Singleton (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express
5 Eric Macdonald (ON) CoachChris.ca/Ted Velikonja/Trudell Medical
6 Khyl Orser (BC) Tin Horn Creek
7 Robert McCarty (ON) Independent
 
Heat 2
1 Joseph Veloce (ON) Team Ontario
2 Joakim Albert (QC) Équipe de Québec
3 Keith Bruneau (BC) Tin Horn Creek
4 Joel Archambault (QC) Équipe de Québec
5 Andrew Cullingham (AB) Synergy Racing
6 Daniel Nesbitt (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express
7 James Orton (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express
Top 3 advance to Final for 1-6
others to Final for 7-12
 
Final 1-6
1 Joseph Veloce (ON) Team Ontario
2 Hugo Barrette (QC) Équipe de Québec
3 Evan Carey (BC) Cycling BC
4 Joakim Albert (QC) Équipe de Québec
5 Guillaume Roussel (QC) Équipe de Québec
6 Keith Bruneau (BC) Tin Horn Creek
 
Final 7-12
7 Joel Archambault (QC) Équipe de Québec
8 Eric Macdonald (ON) CoachChris.ca/Ted Velikonja/Trudell Medical
9 Chris Singleton (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express
10 Khyl Orser (BC) Tin Horn Creek
11 Andrew Cullingham (AB) Synergy Racing
12 Daniel Nesbitt (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express
13 Robert McCarty (ON) Independent
13 James Orton (ON) Team NCCH p/b DEC Express

 

 

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