Congratulations to Juventus rider Evan Burtnik, who has been selected to the Junior National Track Team going to Seoul, South Korea in August. Evan has worked extremely hard to make this happen. Well done!
Here are the details from the announcement:
CANADA TO SEND FIVE RIDERS TO UCI TRACK JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Small Canadian team to focus on Men’s Team Pursuit and Men Omnium
(Ottawa, ON – June 10, 2014) Cycling Canada is pleased to announce its selections for the 2014 UCI Track Junior World Championships, scheduled to take place in Seoul, South Korea, from August 8 to 12 2014.
The main objective of the Junior World Track Championships is to provide a developmental opportunity to a competitive group of identified Canadian track cyclists. The Canadian group has the potential to finish with a Top 8 performance in the Team Pursuit.
As a feeder into the Elite Track Program, these World Championships are a crucial step in an athletes’ developmental pathway. In 2014, the primary focus remains tightly aligned with those of the Elite Track Program, which in this case will be the Team Pursuit and Omnium: the two track endurance presented at the Olympic Games.
TEAM CANADA – 2014 UCI TRACK JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Evan BURTNIK (17, Edmonton, AB) [Men’s Team Pursuit]
Connor BYWAY (16, Ottawa, ON) [Men’s Team Pursuit]
Alexander COWAN (17, Calgary, AB) [Men’s Team Pursuit]
Adam JAMIESON (18, Barrie, ON) [Men’s Team Pursuit]
Bayley SIMPSON (16, Lindsay, ON) [Men’s Team Pursuit]