Posted by Editoress on 04/9/09
The final day of the Pan Am trials has concluded in sunny Los Angeles at the ADT Event Center velodrome. Added to the list of already qualified athletes is now first year Elite rider Laurie-Ann Dupont Renaud who met the mass start time standard on her third and final attempt.
There were other efforts attempted at both sprint and endurance selection standards and while some riders crept even closer there were no more qualifiers. The final event of the day was the mass start race which was a 40 lap scratch race contested by all of the endurance men and women and two junior sprinters to add to the numbers. David Boily was the winner of this event.
The level of competition seen at the trials was excellent with three women making the selection standard and one endurance man. There were also two sprint discipline men that met one or both of the team sprint criteria as well as one sprint woman. What was even more impressive was the genuine level of commitment of these athletes and their desire to not only qualify themselves but also see their team mates make selection as well. It was the right blend of competition and camaraderie which will ensure a successful Pan Am Championships and National track program for years to come.
Riders meeting qualifying times
Laurie-Ann Dupont Renaud
Wednesday April 8th, 2009 Pan Am Trial
Mass Start test - last attempt 500m to 2km/3km
|200m last attempt|
|500m Standing start
|10km Open scratch race||12.25:82 (48.3 kph)|
Courtesy Jeremy Story
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