CANADA SENDS WORLD-CLASS TEAM TO PAN AM TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ottawa, ON (August 27, 2019) – A few weeks after the conclusion of the Pan American Games in Peru, Team Canada is headed to Cochabamba, Bolivia, for the Pan American Track Championships, to be held on September 4-8.
The team of 16 athletes includes Pan American and Commonwealth Games champions, plus two members of Canada's Olympic bronze medal team from the 2016 Games - Allison Beveridge and Georgia Simmerling. Pan Am Championships provide an important opportunity to gain points in the world rankings, which will be used to determine the number of athletes Canada will be allowed to enter in next year's Olympic Games.
"The PanAm Champs is the second highest Olympic Qualifying event that our team has on the season calendar and, although logistically challenging to prepare for and get to, we are sending a full team to compete," said Brendon Cameron, Head Coach for the track program at Cycling Canada. "We're looking for strong performances but the team is also mindful of the long season ahead and are making sure there's a balanced approach with their training. The event is being held at an altitude of 2500m, so the coaching team have had to put some detail into preparation of the athletes for this campaign."
Lauriane Genest (Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin, 500m time trial) - Levis, QC
Kelsey Mitchell (Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin, 500m time trial) - Edmonton, AB
Joel Archambault (Sprint, Keirin) - St-Christine, QC
Hugo Barrette (Sprint, Keirin) – Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC
Nick Wammes (Sprint, Kilo) - Bothwell, ON
Aidan Caves (Team Pursuit, Scratch) - Vancouver, BC
Vincent De Haitre (Team Pursuit, Kilo) - Ottawa, ON
Michael Foley (Team Pursuit, Madison, Points) - Milton, ON
Derek Gee (Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison) - Ottawa, ON
Jay Lamoureux (Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit) - Victoria, BC
Allison Beveridge (Team Pursuit, Omnium) - Calgary, AB
Ariane Bonhomme (Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit) - Gatineau, QC
Annie Foreman-Mackey (Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit) - Kingston, ON
Kinley Gibson (Team Pursuit, Points, Madison) - Edmonton, AB
Steph Roorda (Team Pursuit, Madison, Scratch) - Vancouver, BC
Georgia Simmerling (Team Pursuit) - Vancouver, BC
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