Canadian records were set in three of four Team Sprint categories, with the winning squads in Under-17 Women and Men both setting records, as well as the Junior Men’s gold medal team. In the Time Trial events, Madison Dempster (Midweek Cycling) set a national record for the Under-17 Women’s 500 metre Time Trial, as did Riley Pickrell (Tripleshot Cycling) in the Under-17 Men’s 500 metre Time Trial.
The final day also featured the first-ever national titles awarded for Junior riders in the Madison, with the Tag Cycling team of Maggie Coles-Lyster and Micaiah Besler taking the women’s title and the Kallisto-FVC p/b Peloton Contracting of Chris Ernsy and Lucas Taylor winning the men’s.
Overall, two riders stood out – Maggie Coles-Lyster (TaG Cycling) and Riley Pickrell (Tripleshot Cycling), both from British Columbia. Coles-Lyster won medals in all ten events contested by Junior Women, winning eight gold medals, one silver and one bronze. Pickrell dominated the Under-17 Men’s category, with seven gold medals and one silver for a total of eight medals in nine events. With their win in the Individual Pursuit, both Erin Atwell (Cycling BC) and Tristan Guillemette (Equipe Quebec) have automatically secured a spot on the Canadian National Team for the 2017 Junior Track World Championships.
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