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Bronze for Brown and Roorda at Cali Track World Cup

Team Canada had a strong finish on Sunday at Round 3 of the Track World Cup in Cali, Colombia, with a bronze medal in the Women’s Team Pursuit.  The team also recorded three other top-10 results for the day.

After qualifying in second place for the Team Pursuit on Saturday, Canada set the third fastest time in the first ride on Sunday, putting them up against France for the bronze medal race.  The team of Rio bronze medalist Laura Brown (Vancouver, BC), Steph Roorda (Vancouver, BC), Kinley Gibson (Edmonton, AB) and Ariane Bonhomme (Gatineau, QC) were only a few hundredths of a second slower than their previous ride, despite strong breezes gusty across the open air track.

“It was a big day but very exciting,” said Bonhomme.  “It took us a couple of rides to figure out how to manage the first part of the race.  We have never ridden together as a team – Kinley and I have ridden on the NextGen team, but we’ve never trained with Steph and Laura, so the first two rides we started a bit fast and didn’t have so much left for the last kilometre, but we nailed it down in the final.  It was perfect.”