Posted by Editoress on 01/21/19
Team Canada completed the fifth round of the UCI Track World Cup on Sunday with a pair of top-10 results in the men's Omnium and women's Madison. During the three day event, Canadian riders won three silver medals to finish third in the overall rankings by total number of medals.
"The Cambridge World Cup was a strong campaign for Cycling Canada," said Jono Hailstone, men's endurance coach. "The women's Team Pursuit put together their fastest ride since the Rio Olympics; the Men's Team Pursuit broke the Canadian record; and both squads won silver medals and picked up valuable points towards Olympic qualifying. Allison Beveridge showed she's on her way back up to the top, with a strong second place in the women's Omnium. We're in a strong position leading into the world championships, and this campaign has provided great motivation for our athletes to go all in over the next five weeks and really show what we're capable of on the world stage."
In the men's four race Omnium, Michael Foley was 12th in the Scratch Race, fifth in the Tempo and seventh in the Elimination, to enter the final Points Race in eighth place with 78 points. Foley was unable to score any points in the final race and dropped one spot to ninth place in the final standings.
In the women's Madison, Allison Beveridge, winner of two silver medals in the Team Pursuit and Omnium, partnered with Kinley Gibson after her usual partner, Steph Roorda, had to withdraw after crashing in training and breaking her collarbone. The Canadian team finished seventh among 12 teams with three points, tied with sixth place Ukraine.
Allison Beveridge and Kinley Gibson
In other Canadian results, Lauriane Genest was 12th in the women's Keirin and Hugo Barrette did not advance past the one-eighth final round of the men's Sprint, while Nick Wammes went out in the 16th final round.
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