Canadian Women Cyclists Win World Cup Gold

During the third part of a prestigious world track cycling event conducted in Milton, Ontario, the Canadian women cyclists team beat New Zealand in the Team Pursuit race to finish first. The Canadians won gold medals at the UCI track cycling world cup event on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The four team members posed for the camera afterwards: Kinley Gibson, Allison Beveridge, Ariane Bonhomme, and Annie Foreman-Mackey locked arms for the team’s picture following the exciting relay race.

Exciting Track Cycling Competition

To compete in the third round, the Canadian team first prevailed over a team from Japan. Meanwhile, the team from New Zealand defeated a cycling team from France. The Canadian and New Zealand teams had finished first and second in terms of their qualifying time scores the previous day. Both teams easily won victories over their challengers during the initial competitive round.

The Team Pursuit finals race between the well-matched Canadian and New Zealand teams occurred at an indoor stadium in Milton before an interested audience of spectators. It began with Canada enjoying only a very slight 0.35 second advantage by the 2,000 meter point. Then, during the next kilometer, the Canadian team pulled ahead decisively. Canada won a gold medal in the Team Pursuit Race, New Zealand claimed a silver medal and France won the bronze.

Several Impressive Athletic Performances

Canadian athlete Allison Beveridge won high praise on Saturday for also performing well in the Omnium Points Race conducted just half an hour after her victory in the team event. She entered the hotly contested race as a crowd favorite. The Omnium individual race took place early on Saturday evening.

Although she prevailed over Eleanor Dickinson of the UK, who took the bronze medal (her first individual medal), the Canadian cyclist crossed the finish line after Japan’s Yumi Kajihara, who won the gold medal. Allison Beveridge’s silver medal at the event contributed to the impressive tally of medals earned by Canadian athletes at the international event. The three-day competition for the UCI Track World Cup in Ontario concluded on Sunday.

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