Two world titles & one silver medal for Canada at Para-cycling Track Worlds
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France (October 24, 2022) – Team Canada concluded the 2022 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France, with a total of two world titles, one silver medal and plenty of personal bests. Over the four days of competitions, newcomer to the national team, Mel Pemble made her name known after winning both rainbow jerseys at her first World Championships of her young career in both the Scratch Race and the Omnium in the women’s C3 category. Veteran and Paralympic and World Championships medallist added another medal to her impressive resume after taking the silver in the women’s C4 500-metre Time Trial.
“It’s an incredible performance for sure, I knew she [Pemble] had it in her,” commented Sébastien Travers, National Team Coach. “She’s got some experience on the track and we just tried to rehearse what she normally does at home and to execute the races – at our best capacities. She was at the right place at the right time and then just did a master effort at the end, which paid off.”
Mel Pemble (middle) with Aniek Van den Aarsen (silver) and Clara Brown (bronze)
Photo credit : Jean-Baptiste Benavent
On the first day of competition, Pemble beat the world record in the 200-metre Sprint, taking the win in the first event of the Omnium competition. Her win in the Scratch Race, which also counted towards the overall in the Omnium allowed her to cumulate enough points to stand at the top of the standings. She ended the four events with a total of 150 points, just 2 points in front of Aniek Van den Aarsen from the Netherlands, ultimately winning the world title.
On the final day of racing, Pemble, O’Brien and Alexandre Hayward all capped off their racing schedules to take part in the Mixed Team Sprint event, where they raced their way to an 11th spot with a time of 57.311.
All results can be found here.
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