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April 28/05 10:00 am - Canada Wins Bronze at Pan Ams, Coastal Thursday Nighters, London Velodrome Grand Opening

Posted by Editor on 04/28/05

Smith Wins Bronze Medal at Pan Ams
Courtesy CCA

The Canadian Cycling Association is proud to announce another medal for the Canadian team at the Pan American road and track championships in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Travis Smith of Calgary won the bronze medal in the men's kilometre time trial with a time of 1:06.983. Smith's time was just 261 thousandths of a second slower than the winner, Wilson Meneses of Colombia, and a mere 134 thousandths down on the silver medallist, Sergio Guatto of Argentina.

240 cyclists from 21 nations are competing in the championships, which continue until Sunday, May 1.

Canadian results to date:

Sunday April 24 - Road Time Trials
5th - Amy Moore (elite women)
12th - Kevin Lacombe (U23 men)

Tuesday April 26 - track competition
2nd - Mandy Poitras (women's scratch race)
3rd - Gina Grain (women's scratch race)
4th - Mandy Poitras (women's pursuit)
9th - Martin Gilbert (men's scratch race)
10th - Matt Chater (men's keirin)

Wednesday April 27 - track competition
3rd - Travis Smith (men's kilometre)
6th - Mandy Poitras (women's points race)
8th - Gina Grain (women's points race)

Une Autre Médaille Canadienne aux Pan Ams

L'Association cycliste canadienne est fière d'annoncer une autre médaille pour l'équipe canadienne aux championnats panaméricains à Mar del Plata en Argentine. Travis Smith de Calgary a remporté la médaille de bronze dans l'épreuve du kilomètre masculin avec un temps de 1:06.983. Le temps effectué par Smith n'était que 261 millièmes plus lent que le vainqueur, Wilson Meneses de Colombie, et juste 134 millièmes inférieur au temps du médaillé d'argent, Sergio Guatto d'Argentine.

240 cyclistes provenant de 21 nations sont présents aux championnats, qui s'achèveront dimanche le 1er mai.

Les résultats canadiens à date:
Dimanche le 24 avril - contres la montre route
5e - Amy Moore (elite femmes)
12e - Kevin Lacombe (U23 men)

Mardi le 26 avril - épreuves sur piste
2e - Mandy Poitras (scratch femmes)
3e - Gina Grain (scratch femmes)
4e - Mandy Poitras (poursuite femmes)
9e - Martin Gilbert (scratch hommes)
10e - Matt Chater (keirin hommes)

Mercredi le 27 avril - épreuves sur piste
3e - Travis Smith (kilomètre hommes)
6e - Mandy Poitras (course à points femmes)
8e - Gina Grain (course à points femmes)

Coastal Thursday Challenge
Todd Hansen

Riverside Industrial Park (Richmond B.C.) No. 5 Rd & Horseshoe Way

Sign-on opens at 5:30 PM

First race starts at 6:15 PM

Cat 4 Women / Cat 5-4 Men Start 6:15 PM
Cat 3 & 2-3 women Start 6:45 PM
Cat 1-2 Men Cat 1 women Start 7:30 PM

Points will be awarded 5 deep, top 5 in each category will receive prizing for series. Last year $1000.00 was distributed for prizing.

First race sign on is $20.00 includes your number for the series. Every other race is $7.00

Forest City Velodrome - London, Ontario

From Rob Good:

I just wanted to let you know that we have opened up the track to all riders this weekend. The Camp will start on Friday night at 7pm, open track from 5pm. On Saturday 9am, there will be a Learn to Ride program for new riders to the track. 10am the drills will start and continue until about 3pm. Riders can go for dinner to prepare for the evening racing after 3pm.

The Grand Opening Ceremony at the Velodrome will be begin at 7pm, doors open at 5:30pm, rider warm-up at 6pm - 6:50pm.

General admission $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Children Free when accompanied by an adult.

Come early for the best seats, Bring a seat cushion just in case you arrive late.

See you at the track.


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