August 05, 2012 (London, UK) – With Paul McCartney in the stands the London Velodrome was the place to be on Saturday as Team GB won gold but Canadian fans were cheering for three young women pursuiters – Tara Whitten, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser who rode their hearts out and into the record books winning bronze as the Women’s Team Pursuit made its Olympic premier debut.
Canadian Women’s Pursuit Team (l-r) Whitten, Carleton, Glaesser © Heinz Ruckemann
Team leader, Whitten, a former top xc skier with the national team, commented, “It really feels amazing. We had to regroup (from yesterday) and I’m really proud of how the team came together today. We were just fighting the whole way and it’s just amazing to have done it.“We made a decision to use the energy of the crowd. It’s so loud, you can either let it distract you or feed off that energy. We just did our own ride. It’s been really exciting to see the depth of Canadian track cycling now.” – read the full story HERE
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