August 25/01 10:17 am - Pan-Am Championships: Final Track Events, CBA GT Grand Nationals (BMX)
Posted by Editoress on 08/25/01
Campeonato Panamericano De Ciclismo De Pista
Courtesy Kurt Innes, National Coach
August 24, 2001
Friday was the final night of track racing in Medellin.
The Canadian team opened up the night in true Canadian style. Lars & Steen Madsen along with Jim Fisher rode the final of the Olympic Sprint (Doug Baron rode the 1/2 final last night). The team set another personal best time 46.27 over the 750 meter event.
1. Canada 46.271
2. Colombia 47.719
3. Chile 47.479
4. Argentenia 47.964
The men's keirin followed with Doug Baron and Steen Madsen competing in the 1/2 final round. Steen qualified for the finals, Doug was finished 5th in his semi and did not qualify for the final. In the final Steen found himself in a very good position with 1 lap to go, but was unable to over power Barry Forde and Michael Pedrosa . Steen faded to 5th in the final 100 Meters.
Alex and Mark rode the men's madison tonite as well. They were in very tough in a very small but very talented field. (5 teams finished) Colombia ended up winning on points over Chile and Argentina in 3rd. Mexico ended up 4th with our Canadian team in 5th.
Our track sprint team heads home tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
The womens road race is at 8 am, with the espoir mens event at 10:30
More news after the road events.
CBA GT Grand Nationals
Courtesy Kevin O'Brien
Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Friday, August 31 - Okanagon Prerace
Pro Clinic 2:00-4:30pm
2:00-3:15 - New, Novice and Int.
3:15-4:00 - Experts
4:00-4:30 - Female only
Open Practice 4:40-6:15
Race Time 6:30pm
National Race Registration 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 1 - Dyno Silver Star Open
Race Time 1:00pm
'King of the Hill' Dirt Jumping Contest 7:00pm
(in front of Putnam Station)
Sunday, Sept. 2 - GT GRAND NATIONAL
Registration Friday and Saturday only
Opening Ceremonies 10:00am
Race Time Following Opening Ceremonies
Pro Finals: 1:30
Gate of Eight: 1:45pm
I would like to remind anyone who is going to get there as early as possible to acclimatize to the high elevation. This will be a factor so try to be there on Thursday or Friday to get used to thin air.
BMX Canada Website has more information.