Hugo Barrette of Cap-Aux-wheels, QC, Stéphane Cossette of Chicoutimi, QC and Olympian Joseph Veloce of Fonthill, ON won Canada’s first medal of the 2013 UCI Pan American Track Championships in Mexico City on Wednesday, taking the silver medal in the team sprint.
In the qualifying session, the team set a new Canadian record of 43,682 seconds to finish second behind Venezuela.
Three women will Compete in the endurance events in Mexico. Kirsti Lay and Alison Beveridge of Calgary will team up with Candice Vermeulen of Toronto for the team pursuit. Lay aussi will Compete in the individual pursuit and the points race. Vermeulen will participate in. the scratch race while Beveridge is Entered in the omnium race.
On the men’s side endurance, Rémi Pelletier-Roy of Quebec City will race the omnium as well as the individual pursuit, scratch race and points race.
Veloce and Barrette will aussi Compete in the keirin later this week, while Cossette and Scott Mulder of North Vancouver will contest the individual sprint.