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Young Cyclists Emerge from Canadian Track Championships

Weekend of racing at Burnaby velodrome offers window to Canada’s cycling future.

November 24, 2014

Ottawa, ON – (November 23, 2014) The 2014 Canadian Junior and U17 Track Cycling Championships took place in Burnaby, and close to 80 young riders met to compete for the ultimate honors, the red and white jerseys awarded to the Canadian Champion.

The event was an excellent opportunity for athletes of all corners of Canada to race head-to-head, some for the first time at a national competition, and evaluate their form and progress against each other.

“The future of Canadian track cycling is very bright. We observed some very exciting moments and strong performances this weekend after three days of very competitive and passionate racing in Burnaby,” said Mathieu Boucher, Cycling Canada’s Director of Performance Development and Technical Delegate of the event. “We saw U17 riders posting times rivaling with junior athletes, showcasing exceptional track cycling skills for their age level. The weekend showed that Canada is heading in the right direction in the long-term development of track cyclists.”

The next major track cycling event will be the second UCI World Cup of the season in London, Great Britain from December 5-7, while the 2014 Canadian Track Championships for the elite, master and para-cycling categories will take place January 3-6, 2015 in Milton, ON, using the brand new Pan-Am velodrome.

RESULTS – CANADIAN JUNIOR AND U17 TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (BURNABY, BC)

U17 Men Omnium

1. Cam Fitzmaurice (TaG Cycling) 216 points

2. Stefan Ritter (Team Alberta) 197 points

3. Thierry Kirouac-Marcassa (Team NCCH) 181 points

U17 Women Omnium

1. Maggie Coles-Lyster (Local Ride Racing) 213 points

2. Erin Attwell (Cycling BC) 184 points

3. Marie Alexandre Lemire (Equipe du Québec) 180 points

U19 Men Omnium

1. Bayley Simpson (Team Ontario) 210 points

2. Trevor Stothard (Cycling BC) 201 points

3. Max Duso (TaG Cycling) 185 points

U19 Women

1. Sarah Mason (Team Ontario) 218 points

2. Katherine Maine (Team Ontario) 206 points

3. Catherine Ouellette (Equipe du Québec) 205 points

Full results will be posted at cyclingcanada.ca.

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