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Victoria, BC’s Mel Pemble is a World Champion | Women’s C3 Scratch Race

Pemble Wins Rainbow Jersey at Para Cycling World Championships

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France (October 21, 2022) – Mel Pemble is turning heads on day two of the 2022 Para Cycling Track World Championships claiming the rainbow jersey and Canada’s first gold medal of the week. Using the momentum of her World Record from day one in the 200-metre Sprint, she would ride to the top of the podium at the first World Championships of her career.

“This is so surreal,” commented Pemble after receiving her rainbow jersey. “This is a goal I had maybe in two years’ time, maybe next year. For it to happen at my first World Championships made it quite the day. I was really nervous today, so I’m glad it paid off.”

With one lap to go, Pemble was standing in third place before she attacked to position herself at the front of the race, ultimately crossing the finish line in first place in front of Aniek Van den Aarssen from the Netherlands and Clara Brown from the United States.

Alexandre Hayward from Quispamsis, New Brunswick was also in action today at his first World Championships, where he raced a personal best in the Men’s C3 Individual Pursuit with a time of 1:14.908. He did not advance to the next round but finished with a 5th position.With only two days of racing, Canadian athletes are getting ready for the next races, with Pemble hoping to grab more points in the Omnium, where she currently stands in first position. All results can be found here and a livestream is available here. 

Source: Cycling Canada

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