Ethan Powell Wins Gold at 2023 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships
Ottawa, ON (Aug. 25, 2023) – Ethan Powell of Waterloo, ON, nabbed his first-ever World Champion title in the Junior Men Points Race on Aug. 25 at the 2023 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships.
“I spent the first half of the race conserving as much as possible, waiting for everyone else to tire out,” said Powell. “In the third quarter of the race, I gave my all and once I knew I was in contention it was all or nothing to the end, so I just held on and I was able to make it work. I’m super stoked for this win, it’s unbelievable. I’m thankful to everyone in Canada, especially my home team KW Cycling for all the help throughout the past few years.”
Using the momentum of the bronze medal he won in the Men Team Pursuit on Aug. 24 with his teammates, Powell lapped the field twice earning a total of 53 points. He was joined on the podium by Juan David Sierra (ITA) with 50 points in the silver medal position and Danill Kazakov (ANA) in bronze with 41 points.
Competition at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships continues until Aug. 27. Full results can be found here.