I finished up my season here in Bromont, Quebec today. The only event remaining in the Elite omnium competition was the 1km TT (or kilo). This event is run with aero equipment despite its 65-70 second duration but it usually comes down to who can hurt the most. It's four lap distance includes a fast start followed by a slow death, with average speeds above thirty miles per hour.
I'd need to speed faster than both Jean-Michel and Jake to move up onto the podium and ultimately it didn't happen today. However, it was nice to finish the season with such a hard event as it provides the chance to really leave everything out there on the track.
Hats off to an awesome ride by Cam MacKinnon who posted a new kilo track record for omnium competitors with a scorching 67.2. Jacob and Jean-Michel snuck in ahead of my 69.8, securing the omnium podium.
Although I didn't plan on competing for the overall omnium podium due to no training time and some heavy legs from a long season, the game changed once I got close. However I did travel to Quebec for podiums in the individual events and fortunately I was able to achieve that.
So a big thanks goes out to CyclingBC
for their continued support. I always really enjoy my time living and racing with the team; with it's wide range of Olympians and first year riders, it's a relaxed but focused group of motivated racers....great team environment!
Also a big thanks to Muscle Memory Fitness
center who provided funds for my participation in this event. Their support over the past 14 months have been fundamental in the pursuit of my track goals.
Official results. So 4th overall in the omnium (despite my first event brain fart) including podium finishes in all of the mass start events! I'm looking forward to more track training and racing starting after the RBC Grand Fondo.