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Derek Gee and Allison Beveridge win omniums at Troféu Internacional

Canada racks up four gold, one silver and two bronze medals in Portugal

Canada had a really strong weekend at the Troféu Internacional Município de Anadia in Portugal over the weekend. Canada won four gold medals, one silver and two bronze at the three-day competition.

While the big focus this winter for the Canadian track cycling program has been on scoring strong results in UCI World Cups in an effort to qualify as many riders for the Tokyo Olympics, the team were in Portugal this past week for some training and racing.

Canada had an impressive list of results from the competition. Allison Beveridge and Derek Gee respectively won the women’s and men’s omnium at the track competition at the Sangalhos Velodrome. Nick Wammes won the men’s sprint and Je’Land Sydney took the bronze ahead of Joel Archambault who was fourth. Kelsey Mitchell won the gold medal in the women’s sprint. Jay Lamoureux won bronze in the men’s points race and Annie Foreman-Mackey took the silver in the women’s points race.

The track squad was in Portugal in between the Berlin and London rounds of the World Cup. In Berlin, the team pursuits squads each earned bronze medals. For the London World Cup, Beveridge and Steph Roorda will team up in the Madison. Aidan Caves and Beveridge will both race the omnium. In the sprint events, the team will be lead by Pan Am champ Hugo Barrette racing the spring and Keirin. Archambault will also race the Keirin. Amelia Walsh and Lauriane Genest will do the team sprint and sprint with Walsh also competiting in the Keirin.