FOUR TOP TEN RESULTS FOR CANADA AT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Pruszkow, Poland (March 4, 2019) – Team Canada had a successful five days of competition at the 2019 Track World Championships in Pruszkow, Poland, with a total of four top ten results throughout the week. Overall, the Canadian team's best results were fourth places for both the women's and men's Team Pursuit squads, as well as a sixth place by Annie Foreman-Mackey in the Individual Pursuit and an eighth by Allison Beveridge in the Omnium.
Kris Westwood, Head of Performance Operations, said "We've seen an amazing progression from our men's Team Pursuit squad. They broke the national record four times this season, finished on the podium at the World Cup, and managed to get fourth here at Worlds. That's historic."
"The women's program came a little short of our target here, which was to get back on the podium. We looked like we were getting there; at the New Zealand World Cup we set one of the fastest times of the season for any team, but in the final here we didn't nail it. There were some simple mistakes that we have learned from and will move forward on."
"In the sprint competition, it was really encouraging to see Lauriane move through to the second round. It's easy to forget that Lauriane has only been racing at this level for 11 months; her first international competition was the Commonwealth Games last April. Every race she does, she is learning something."
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Source: Cycling Canada
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