Posted by Editoress on 03/1/14
Hugo Barrette had a disappointing end to his season on Saturday, when he missed qualifying for the Sprint at the world championships in Cali, Colombia.
"This is the biggest disappointment I've had in my career so far," said Barrett to Sportcom, after finishing 29th in the Flying 200 metre qualifying time trial. Barrette's time was 10.359 seconds. The top-24 qualified, and Barrette missed by 0.178 seconds .
World record holder François Pervis (France) was the fastest qualifier with a time of 9.742 seconds . He beat two German riders - Stefan Botticher and Robert Förstemann.
"But I was really confident. Everything was great in training and I had times that made me believe that I could have a good result. I was expecting a top-10. That did not happen today, and I do not know why,"said Barrette.
"We'll have to analyze what happened and maybe see my preparation. There certainly was something that went wrong. The Keirin (Thursday), I was very quick and competitive. In principle , it would have resulted in a good performance in the sprint."
"This is truly the worst performance I've done in my career. I had a better time than that are three and a half years while I am greatly improved since . It's like a return to square one."
"I'm still proud of my season, it was (a) very, very good summer. I had good results. But this performance gives me doubts. It makes me consider the idea of abandoning the Sprint to concentrate solely on the Keirin."