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Canada Qualifies Third in Team Pursuit at World Cup

Team Canada is off to a strong start at the first Track World Cup of the 2016/17 season, qualifying third in the Men’s Team Pursuit on Thursday, in Glasgow, Scotland.

The team of Aidan Caves (Vancouver, BC), Adam Jamieson (Barrie, ON), Jay Lamoureux (Victoria, BC) and Ed Veal (Toronto, ON) rode in a time of four minutes and 0.469 seconds to finish third.  Olympic champion and world record holder Great Britain was first with a time of 3:58.169, followed by France at 3:59.481.

“We are really pleased with the ride today”, said Ian Melvin, National Track Endurance Coach.  “The boys have had a big two months of work and their commitment to this program is starting to show.  This is our first-ever World Cup top-8 qualification, so now we will take tomorrow as it comes, prepare well overnight and be ready to go again.”

Canada will race against France and Great Britain against fourth fastest qualifier Poland on Friday, with the winner going on to the gold medal final.  The remaining six teams will be ranked by time, with the top two competing for the bronze medal.