UCI Track World Cup – Milton

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Race: UCI Track World Cup

Result: 6th in the overall Sprint Classification / 9th in the overall UCI World Cup Sprint Standings

By Mandy Marquardt

MILTON, CANADA Straight after my World Cup in Hong Kong, I’ve been training in LA the last seven weeks leading into this World Cup.

I qualified ninth in the 200 meter sprint qualification where the top 10 riders make it to the 1/16th round. In the 1/8th round, I raced Columbian, Marta Bayona. We qualified around the same time and I knew it was going to be a challenging ride, but I won that ride and qualified for the quarterfinals. While the first two rounds are only one ride in which the winner goes through directly, quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals are all best of three. In the quarterfinals, I raced Canadian, Kelsey Mitchell, current world record holder in the 200m. I won the first ride, she won the second one, so we had to race for a decider.

It was a tough day at the “Oval Office” and I finished sixth overall. I didn’t qualify as highly as I would have liked, but that’s racing. Overall, I’m happy: my teammate won the bronze and we earned good …read more

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