It is always nice to be able to race locally so I was happy to race this year's edition of the Provincial Track Championships at my home velodrome, with the event being hosted by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association.
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This past weekend was three days of racing for me, with two days of track racing and then I finished it off with the spring series on Sunday. It was a hard and fun weekend of racing that definitely finished off my prep for busy road season ahead!
The men's Team pursuit, including our Jay Lamoureux, set a new personal best placing at the World Championships on day one of the event. The men's TP made their way into the first round after a ride of 4:00.584 and took on the Kiwis in the second round.
Sometimes I feel dizzy with all the riding in circles I do. Like everything's a blur. The sport of track cycling is an intense, past paced, wild ride that keeps me always searching for more.
When I started racing bikes, I started racing on the track. I was still a bike messenger, most days working on a fixed-gear track bicycle out in the streets, and a few friends and I made the jump to do our Learn to Ride program together at the Burnaby Velodrome. I started racing track on Friday nights, and I wouldn't start racing on the road until the following summer.
The 2015 Pan American Games were my first ever international games. They wrapped up this past Sunday in Toronto and I managed to come away with a gold and bronze. My main focus for the games and why I was selected to the Pan Am team was the team pursuit on the track. We knew going into the event that the Americans, with a revamped team, would probably be our biggest threat and come out with a good ride to put pressure on us.