Junior Crit Titles Awarded
On a sunny Canada Day, the best Junior and Master riders in the country took to the streets at Exhibition Park of Toronto for the Criterium race at the 2011 Immunity-FX Canadian Road Championships powered by Cannacord Wealth Management.
Team Manitoba's Chris Prendergast took his first ever Canadian jersey, winning the men's Junior criterium in a sprint to the finish line against Justin Zottl of Team Planet Energy powered by SpiderTech, who finished second and Charles Matte of Team Nippour-Devinci.
In the women's race, sprinter Allison Beveridge of Team Alberta took the victory, beating to the line the 2011 Time Trial Junior champion Annie Ewart of Cycling BC and Audrey Bernard of Team Planet Energy powered by SpiderTech. The three girls rode solo for the majority of the race, riding together until the second last lap, where the battle started and lasted all the way to the finish line.
The Junior men rode 50 minutes of the 1.4-kilometre circuit before receiving the 2-lap notice, while the Junior women rode 40 minutes before the two-lap notice.