CYCLING CANADA ANNOUNCES TEAM FOR FIRST ROUNDS OF TRACK WORLD CUP
Cycling Canada – GLASGOW, Nov.1, 2016. – Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the team of athletes who will represent Canada at the two opening rounds of the Track Cycling World Cup.
The Track World Cup series will begin in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 4-6, followed a week later by the second round in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Canada will send a team of five riders that will compete in the men’s endurance events at both World Cups.
At both events, Canada will compete in the Team Pursuit and Points Race. In Glasgow, Jay Lamoureux will also be entered in the Individual Pursuit, while in Apeldoorn, Aidan Caves will compete in the Omnium (subject to UCI approval).
“In starting our Tokyo [Olympic] quad we want to ensure that some of our athletes are getting much needed rest after a tiring Rio campaign,” explains Jacques Landry, Director of High Performance at Cycling Canada. “Though we are resting some of our athletes, we also have a pool of athletes that are ready to fire on all cylinders at these two first World Cups. With this in mind, our men’s track endurance athletes are ready to start off this track season by setting the tone in the first two World Cups at Glasgow and Apeldoorn.”
Aidan Caves – Vancouver, BC [Team Pursuit, Omnium (Apeldoorn)]
Adam Jamieson – Barrie, ON [Team Pursuit, Points Race]
Jay Lamoureux – Victoria, BC [Team Pursuit, Individual Pursuit (Glasgow)]
Bayley Simpson – Lindsay, ON [Team Pursuit (Reserve)]
Ed Veal – Toronto, ON [Team Pursuit]
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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