CANADA CONTINUES TO DOMINATE AT PAN AM TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cochabamba, Bolivia (September 8, 2019) – Team Canada added seven medals to its tally on day three and four of the Pan American Track Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia, all while continuing to break more Canadian and Pan American records.
Kelsey Mitchell kicked off the third day of competition by winning the women’s Sprint event, after setting a new World and Pan Am record the previous day. Michael Foley was also on the top step of the podium in the Points Race, while Allison Beveridge finished second in the Omnium and Jay Lamoureux third in the Individual Pursuit.
Canada’s winning streak continued yesterday, as Georgia Simmerling and Annie Foreman-Mackey went head to head in the Individual Pursuit final, with Simmerling setting a new Pan Am record of 3:22.09 and winning the gold medal in front of Foreman-Mackey. Derek Gee also dominated the Omnium, finishing first with a 27 point lead.
"The Pan American Championships are an important event for us and is part of our qualification process for the Olympics next year," said Brendon Cameron, Head Track Coach at Cycling Canada. "Times have been incredibly fast here due to the altitude and there are a lot of records being broken. We prepared well for this event, our athletes are in good condition and we couldn’t be happier with the results."
Team Canada has won twelve medals so far with one more day of competition. For full results, click here.
Gold – Women’s Team Pursuit (Allison Beveridge, Georgia Simmerling, Ariane Bonhomme, Annie Foreman-Mackey), Men’s Team Pursuit (Derek Gee, Jay Lamoureux, Vincent de Haitre, Michael Foley, Aidan Caves), Women’s Team Sprint (Kelsey Mitchell & Lauriane Genest), Points Race (Michael Foley), Sprint (Kelsey Mitchell), Individual Pursuit (Georgia Simmerling), Omnium (Derek Gee)
Silver – Omnium (Allison Beveridge), Individual Pursuit (Annie Foreman-Mackey)
Bronze – Scratch Race (Kinley Gibson & Aidan Caves), Individual Pursuit (Jay Lamoureux)
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