CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION
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RESULTS: Pan-American Championships, UCI CC – TRACK CYCLING
May 4, 2011 – [UCI CC] – Pan-American Championships] – [COL]
Class: UCI Continental Championships
Gender: Men & Women
Location: Medellin, COL
Official Results: http://www.ciclismodecolombia.com/
1. PUERTA ZAPATA, Fabian (COL)
2. CANELON, Hersony (VEN)
3. TAMAYO SAAVEDRA, Christian (COL)
4. SMITH, Travis (CAN)
6. VELOCE, Joseph (CAN)
MEN’S POINT RACE
1. AVILA VANEGAS, Edwin (COL) 32
2. SEISDEDOS DUQUE, Pablo Jacob (CHI) 31 pts
3. ARIAS PEREZ, Jan Carlos (CUB) 30 pts
1. MANSILLA ALMONACID, Luis Miguel (CHI) 14 pts
2. LINARES, Carlos (VEN) 23 pts
3. URAN ARROYAVE, Carlos (COL) 24 pts
1. CANELON, Hersony (VEN)
2. WATKINS, Jimmy (USA)
3. PHILLIP, Njisane (TRI)
4. TAMAYO SAAVEDRA,Christian (COL)
7. VELOCE, Joseph (CAN)
WOMEN’S TEAM PURSUIT
1. Cuba (Domínguez, González, Mejías García) 3:33:981
2. Venezuela (González, García, Chacón) 3:35:475
3. Colombia (Vargas, Gulumá, Tovar) 3:41:788
4. Chile (Aravena, Navarro, Guajardo) 3:45:620
1. GUERRA, Lisandra (CUB)
2. SULLIVAN, Monique (CAN)
3. LARREAL, Daniela (VEN)
4. GAVIRIA, Juliana (COL)
1. GONZALEZ PEREZ, Yoanka (CUB)
2. VARGAS VILLAMIL, Lorena (COL)
3. DREXEL, Ingrid (MEX)
QUOTE FROM ADAM DUVENDECK, CANADIAN COACH AT THE PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Monique has shown progress all year and I think this result is a testament to the initiative she has taken to personally improve her training and racing throughout this season. While we all aspire to win, I believe that a track record, and a Pan Am silver medal are two great results that Monique can now confidently add to her list of accomplishments going into an Olympic Year.
QUOTE FROM MONIQUE SULLIVAN
“After a long day yesterday with on/off rain that caused many delays (I was at the track for about 9 hours and rode my track bike for 3min 22secs) I was happy that I was able to conserve my energy and perform when I needed to. I was very satisfied to go home with the track record and top qualifying spot in the 200m time trial.
Today we were very lucky not to have any rain delays and it was a positive day for me. I have never been the top seed at an international race like this and it was new for me to try to defend it. I raced pretty well but in the finals Lizandra had the better legs and took the win. But to go home with silver (and the Olympic points that accompany it) is a good step forward for me, and my best performance at Pan-American Championships in the sprints.”
QUOTE FROM TRAVIS SMITH
I have not had the best prep coming into these Pan American Championships with some unfortunate family circumstances. With all that, I was quite happy to have finished 4th in the team sprint with Joesph and Stephane.
The race that I wanted to do well in was the sprints as this is the event I won last year and I wanted to defend my title. It started off well with an ok qualifying time of 10.34. Once the sprints started it was very difficult for me and I ended up losing and being knocked out of the sprint tournament. I was very disappointed with my performance.
Today was the Keirin and I finally felt like I had some pretty good legs! In the first heat I won taking the front with a lap and half to go. In the evening semi finals, I had a pretty tough heat and I just rode aggressive and worked my way through the pack to finish 3rd and take the last spot into the final. In the final I made my move to the front with 2 laps to go, but unfortunately I just blew up a-little at the end and a few guys came over top of me knocking me to 4th place. Overall in the keirin, I’m quite happy I made a lot of moves and stuck to my plans. I was aggressive and never backed down in any of the situations!”
QUOTE FROM JOSEPH VELOCE
Leading up to these Pan-American Championships, our team sprint starter, Stephane, had only been back training on the bike for a few weeks after recovering from an injury. With this in mind, we were very happy to finish third in the qualifying round (out of the gold medal final by .005seconds!!). This step in the right direction has given us the confidence we need going forward into 2012.
The following day was the individual sprint. Despite not having the best technical ride, I qualified 8th with a time of 10.41. The Pan-Am field is gaining depth each year, with all of the top 8 riders clocking a time within 0.15seconds. Going through the sprint rounds to eventually finish 7th, I learned a lot tactically, and look forward to using this experience to improve my performance in future sprint tournaments.
Fortunately, I also had the opportunity to ride the Keirin the following day. In my first round I was second behind the bike with some very fast riders. When the bike pulled off, I found that I had quite a big gap behind me. I decided to just go for it and attacked, holding everyone off until the line. The second ride went really well too, getting on the right move to come in for a comfortable second place, qualifying me for the finals. Unfortunately, some bad positioning left me trying to pass over stacked up riders, with no luck. I ended up finishing 6th overall, still my best placing in an international keirin
May 5: Keirin (W); Omnium IV, V, VI (W); Madison (M);
1000m TT (M)
May 6: Road Time Trial race ⎮km (M) – 17km (W)]
May 8: Road Mass Start race km (M) – 98km (W)]
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