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U17/Junior/Para Canadian Track Championships Take Off This Weekend

The first national championships of the year kick off this weekend at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario with the 2018 Canadian Track Championships for Under-17, Junior and Para-cycling athletes.

Over 100 athletes from five provinces across Canada will participate in the three day event, which begins on Friday afternoon and continues through to Sunday. Under-17 and Junior (Under-19) men and women will compete in the Individual Pursuit, Keirin, Scratch Race, Sprint, Points Race, Elimination Race, 500/1000 metre time trials, Madison (Junior only), plus the Team Pursuit and Team Sprint.

In addition to winning the prestigious maple leaf jersey of national champion, the Championships will serve as part of the selection process for the team that will represent Canada at the Junior World Championships later in the year.

Para-cyclists will compete across multiple categories in the Individual Pursuit and the 1000 metre and 500 metre time trial.

Mathieu Boucher, Performance Development Director at Cycling Canada, stated “We are very pleased to see record breaking participation at this year’s Championships. As per last year, we expect this group of talented athletes to set new Canadian records and offer great performances throughout the Championships. Equally exciting will be the presence of Canada’s NextGen Para athletes who are looking for strong showing during these championships.”

Cycling Canada will be providing live Youtube coverage of the Championships for all three days.

See the schedule and links to the broadcast below.

Preliminary schedule, subject to change:

8h30 – 11h00  Riders Confirmation & Numbers Pick-up
10h00  Managers Meeting
8h30 – 10h30 Open Training U17
10h30 – 12h30 Open Training JR & Para
Session 1:  Racing Starts at 13h00 – Watch Live on Youtube
IP – 1st Round U17, JR
Keirin – 1st Round JR, U17
IP – Final U17, JR
Keirin – Final U17, JR
Scratch U17, JR
End of Session – Open Para Training – 60 minutes
Session 1:  Racing Starts at 8h30 – Watch Live on Youtube
Sprint – Qual. U17, JR
Sprint – 1/8 Final* U17, JR
Points U17, JR
Sprint – 1/4 Final U17, JR
IP Para
*if necessary
15h00-15h45: Town Hall Meeting open to all clubs and coaches
Session 2:  Racing Starts at 16h30
Sprint – 1/2 Final U17, JR
Elimination U17, JR
Sprint – Final U17, JR
Session 1:  Racing Starts at 8h30 – Watch Live on Youtube
Team Pursuit – Qual. U17, JR
Team Sprint – Qual. U17, JR
Team Pursuit – Final U17, JR
Team Sprint – Final U17, JR
Session 2:  Racing Starts at 13h30
Kilo/500m Para
Kilo/500m U17, JR
Madison JR

Source: Cycling Canada
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.