Canadian men’s team pursuit squad takes bronze in Glasgow

Canada triumphs over Switzerland to start World Cup season with a bang

November 4th, 2016 by | Posted in News, Spotlight |

After an impressive qualifying run at the first UCI track cycling World Cup in Glasgow on Thursday, the Canadian men’s team pursuit outfit won bronze on Friday, defeating the Swiss.

The Canadians faced number-two qualifier France in Friday’s first round. France was the only squad out of six in the first round to crack the four-minute mark with 3:59.723 in defeating Team Canada. However, Canada had the second fastest time and would later face Switzerland in the bronze match while France took on Great Britain, whose number-one qualifying time on Thursday earned it a first round bye.

Aiden Caves, Adam Jamieson, Bayley Simpson and Jay Lamoureaux led the Swiss by over a second after a kilometre and went onto win by over three-seconds.

Great Britain took the gold by beating France by over two-seconds.

Of the three teams who earned medals Friday, only Great Britain took any in last year’s three World Cups.

Great Britain also triumphed in the women’s team pursuit gold medal final over Italy, while France once more medaled, taking bronze over the Poles.

Canada returns to action on Saturday when Jamieson contests the points race.