From Cycling Canada:
(Hong Kong, CHN – January 16, 2016) It was another brilliant day for the Canadian track cyclists competing at the UCI Track World Cup in Hong Kong, China, as Canada earned two medals.
Canada’s Women’s Team Pursuit squad, ranked #1 in the World Cup standings entering this final World Cup of the season, took the gold medal to secure the coveted White Jersey as World Cup Champions.
The team faced off against the United States in the first round and won the race by over three seconds. In the gold medal race versus the defending Olympic Champions Great Britain, Canada rode away to its second victory in three races thus far this season.
All six of Canada’s team pursuit athletes had the chance to compete throughout the three rounds of racing. In the gold medal race, Team Canada was represented by Jasmin Glaesser, Stephanie Roorda, Laura Brown and Georgia Simmerling.
“We accomplished what we came here for, which was to get on the podium and try our riders in different positions in the lineup to develop them for different roles in the future. To get the win and the World Cup overall was a bonus. It was a great collective effort from the riders and bodes very well for the future,” said Craig Griffin, Canada’s women endurance coach.
In addition to World Cup gold medal, Jasmin Glaesser took the silver medal in the C1 Points race. Canada also won the World Cup title in 2014.
See the gold medal race here:
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