Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Cycling’ Category

Canadian Olympian Catharine Pendrel wins mountain bike bronze

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Reigning world champion Catharine Pendrel of Kamloops, B.C., overcame an early crash that dropped her to 15th place to win the bronze medal in the women's cross-country mountain bike race at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Canada’s Tory Nyhaug finishes 5th in Olympic BMX competition

Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Canada's Tory Nyhaug finished fifth in the men's BMX cycling final Friday at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Canada’s Batty, Pendrel return to avenge Olympic heartbreak

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

In 2012 Catharine Pendrel finished ninth as the favourite of the mountain bike event, while fellow Canadian Emily Batty was looking for a solid performance. Both had suffered heartbreak for different reasons. Here's how they picked up the pieces for Rio 2016.

Canadian BMXer Tory Nyhaug earns spot in Olympic semifinals

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Canada's Tory Nyhaug advanced to the semifinals after avoiding a crash-filled competition in men's BMX cycling action Thursday at the Rio Olympic Games.

Canada’s Tory Nyhaug gets 18th seed in men’s BMX cycling

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Canada's Tory Nyhaug pedalled his way to the 18th spot in the seeding run for men's BMX cycling at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Officials to assess Rio mountain bike venue after fire near track

Monday, August 15th, 2016
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Officials will assess the mountain bike venue in Rio after a fire burned nearby on Monday.

Canada’s Allison Beveridge collides with German in track cycling

Monday, August 15th, 2016
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A track cycling crash involving a Canada proved costly as Calgary's Allison Beveridge now sits near the back of the pack in the women's omnium event at the Rio Games.

Failure and disappointment: Canadian track cyclist’s letter to herself

Monday, August 15th, 2016

When Canadian Olympian Monique Sullivan goes home next week, she wants to be able to tell her students to dream so big that if they fail they will still land among the stars. If hey do not achieve their dreams - but have done their very best - there is value in that, even if you can’t hold it in your hands.

Canadian track cyclists to race for Olympic bronze in team pursuit

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Canadian track cyclists Allison Beveridge, Kirsti Lay, Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling will race for a bronze medal Saturday afternoon against New Zealand in women's team pursuit.

Canadian women’s team pursuit squad advances in cycling

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The Canadian women's team pursuit squad still has a shot at gold, but it'll have to beat the new world-record holders in order to do it.