CANADA LEADS MILTON INTERNATIONAL STANDINGS WITH THREE WINS ON FIRST DAY
Cycling Canada – MILTON, Sept. 30, 2016. – The 11-nation Milton International Challenge p/b Lexus track competition opened on Thursday with four countries recording victories, led by host Canada’s three wins. Seven different nations were represented on the podiums for six medal ceremonies.
Canada won the first medals of the Challenge with a 1-2 finish in the Women’s Elimination Race, with Team Canada’s Kinley Gibson outsprinting team mate Ariane Bonhomme. Denmark’s Trine Schmidt finished third.
Canada also won the Men’s Elimination, with Canadian Omnium champion Aidan Caves (Team Canada) holding off American rider Zachary Kovalcik (Black Lodge Cycling). Ryo Chikatani of the Japanese national team took third.
In the Women’s 500 metre Time Trial, Rio Olympian Laurine van Riessen of the Netherlands was the only rider to go below 36 seconds, with a winning time of 35.869 seconds. Robyn Stewart (Glasgow Sprint Track Cycling) was second at 36.904 seconds and Lauriane Genest (Equipe du Quebec) third at 36.967 seconds.
The Men’s 1000 metre Time Trial was won by Scottish rider Jonathan Mitchell (Billy Bilsland Cycles) with a time of one minute and 4.728 seconds. Mika Simola, racing for Finland, took second with 1:05.412, and Canadian rider Bayley Simpson (Team RaceClean) was third at 1:06.407.
The final two titles were awarded in the Junior Sprint competitions, with Canada’s Charlotte Creswicke (Kallisto-FCV p/b Toyo Tires) outsprinting American Marcy Bardman (Sprinters Edge) in the women’s competition. Trinidad and Tobago’s Je’land Sydney (Kallisto-FCV p/b Toyo Tires) won the men’s competition ahead of Canadian Nick Wammes (Kallisto-FCV p/b Toyo Tires).
Racing continues on Friday at 11:30 am, followed by a 7:30 pm evening session, and concludes on Saturday with the final two sessions. The Milton International Challenge p/b Lexus offers a rare opportunity for Canadian fans to see world class competition in their own backyard. Parking is free.
Ticket Prices (including HST and service charge)
Adult – $18.39
Youth/Senior – $13.39
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.mattamynationalcyclingcentre.ca/en/events/Events-Calendar.asp?_mid_=25657
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
Source: Cycling Canada
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