Over the weekend, Canada’s up-and-coming cycling stars gathered in Milton for the 2019 junior Canadian Track Championships. At the Mattamy National Cycling Center, young athletes from across Canada gathered to contest titles in the junior, U17 and para categories.
Ontario had very successful championships collecting an astounding 63 medals of which 25 were gold, 21 silver and 17 bronze. Quebec was next with 20 medals of which 8 were gold followed by British Columbia with 25 medals, 5 of which were gold. Alberta had 12 medals with 4 gold. Over the three days of the competition, a number of young riders distinguished themselves at the championships gathering multiple titles and medals. Here are eight U17 and junior riders whose performances stood out.
Dylan Bibic – Ascent Cycling
Under-17 phenom Dylan Bibic is set to race Cat 1 on the road in 2019 at only 15-years-old. At the Canadian championships, the unofficial record holder of the U17 2 km time trial won the men’s pursuit, keirin, scratch race, points race, elimination race, sprint and team pursuit with Team Ontario. Bibic also won silver in the team sprint and silver in 500 m time trial. In the junior men’s Madison, he won bronze with James Hedgcock. After setting a Canadian record in the 200 m qualifier, Bibic holds all U17 Canadian men’s records with the exception of the 500 m.
Nicole Bradbury – NCCH Elite P/B MGCC
Nicole Bradbury had an equally impressive haul in the under-17 category winning gold in the pursuit, keirin, points race, elimination race, team sprint and 500 m time trial. Bradbury also took silver in the scratch race and bronze in the sprint.
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Madison Dempster – Team Ontario
Madison Dempster of Milton won four events taking the keirin and sprint. In the team sprint with Megan Muys and 500 m time trial, she set new Canadian records.
Riley Pickrell – Cycling BC
Riley Pickrell who in 2018 won three stages of the Tour de l’Abitibi won the keirin, points race, elimination race and team pursuit at the championships. and was second in the kilo. That ads to five titles he won last year.
Ngaire Barraclough – Team Alberta
Ngaire Barraclough had a very strong championships winning three Canadian titles in the pursuit, scratch race and elimination race. She also finished second in the Madison.
Jackson Kinniburgh – Team Alberta
Jackson Kinniburgh collected five medals throughout the championships. He won gold in the junior pursuit, picked up silver medals in the scratch race, points race and elimination race, and earned bronze in the team sprint.
Tristan Jussaume – Équipes du Québec
Tristan Jussaume took home two titles winning the scratch race and Madison and was additionally third in the points race.
Sarah Van Dam – Cycling BC
Sarah Van Dam collected six medals at the championships. Van Dam reached the top step in the team pursuit. she was second in the keirin and elimination race, and finished third in the points race, scratch race and Madison.
For full results from the 2019 Canadian track cycling championships, visit racetiming.ca.