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U17/Junior/Para Track Championships Return to Milton Velodrome This Weekend

Milton, Ontario (November 10, 2021) – Racing will return to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, ON, from November 12-14 for the 2021 U17/Junior/Para Canadian Track Championships, marking the first event hosted at the velodrome since the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup and 2020 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships.

From Friday to Sunday, more than 75 athletes will be racing for the coveted maple leaf jersey in the Under-17, Junior and Para-cycling categories across multiple events.

The list of registered athletes includes Canada’s first Tokyo Paralympic Games medalist, Keely Shaw, who claimed bronze in the women’s C4 Individual Pursuit at her inaugural Games. The duo of Lowell Taylor of Ed Veal will also be looking to secure additional Canadian titles after winning the road race and time trial at the Canadian Road Championships earlier this summer.

In the youth categories, Carson Mattern and Dylan Bibic will have targets on their backs after both securing a world title at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in September, with Bibic also winning a silver in the Omnium and the pair winning bronze in the men’s Madison.

“Indoor track cycling has been one of the hardest-hit disciplines throughout the pandemic due to extended facility closures and restricted racing opportunities on Canadian soil,” said Cycling Canada’s Events & Officials Manager, Jolène Dupuis. “Knowing that our national team’s international success has inspired our track community, we are thrilled to welcome everyone back to Milton. We are working to make this event as safe as possible for all involved, and we are so excited to see some strong performances over the weekend!”

With health and safety for all participants, coaches, officials and volunteers being our utmost priority, specific event protocols and guidelines will be put in place for the duration of the event. Full safety measures and event information, including technical guide and competition schedule, can be found here.

Source: Cycling Canada

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