Posted by Editoress on 09/26/16
The 2016 Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus concluded on Monday after three days of exciting racing. The final day saw 16 titles awarded across Elite and Masters categories at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, Ontario.
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Competition opened on Monday with Elite titles awarded in the Women's 500 metre Time Trial, where Rio Olympian Kate O'Brien of Calgary won her third title of the Championships. Stephanie Roorda of Vancouver took the silver medal and Tegan Cochrane of Kelowna won the bronze. In the Men's 1000 metre Time Trial, Vincent de Haitre of Cumberland, Ontario, the national record holder, won the title, with Aidan Caves of Vancouver taking silver and Bayley Simpson of Lindsay, Ontario, winning the bronze medal.
Women's Points Race
Dylan Davies (Trek Red Truck) moved from 7th to 3rd with a great Points race
Roorda followed up her silver medal in the Time Trial with national titles in both the Women's Keirin and the six event Omnium competition. Cochrane took the silver medal in the Keirin and Natalie Cormier of Bromont, Quebec, the bronze. In the Omnium, Kinley Gibson of Edmonton won the silver medal in the Omnium and Jamie Gilgen of Dundas, Ontario, the bronze.
In the Men's Keirin, Joel Archambault of Ste-Christine, Quebec, won his third national title, with Keith Bruneau of North Vancouver taking the silver medal and Patrice St Louis Pivin of Windsor, Quebec, finishing third. In the Omnium, Aidan Caves of Vancouver won the title after six events, in a final Points Race that saw multiple lead changes over the 40 kilometre competition. Derek Gee of Osgoode, Ontario, won the silver medal and Dylan Davies of Vancouver the bronze.
Masters titles were awarded to women and men in the Team Sprint, Keirin and Individual Pursuit.
Track competition at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre will take a two day hiatus before riders from Europe, Asia and the United States join top Canadian athletes at the Milton International Challenge for three days of racing, starting Thursday, September 29th.
Tickets and schedules for the Milton International Challenge can be found HERE