Wammes Competes at World Jr. Track Championships
Bothwell’s Nick Wammes recently competed at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Aigle, Switzerland, on July 20-24.
The 16 year old was inspired to try Track Cycling at the age of 13 after watching the Canada’s Women’s Team win the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Nick trained and raced on the 138-meter indoor velodrome in London, Ontario and soon became a member of the London-based team.
He now races and trains in Milton, Ontario on the Olympic size track that was built for the 2015 Pan Am games.
In early April of this year, the Canadian National Track Championships were held in Milton. Nick, along with two other teammates, raced to gold and set a new Canadian record in the Team Sprint.
Nick also captured silver in the individual sprints.
Team Canada determined who would qualify for selection to the Junior Team Canada Team based on times and performance. The announcement came from Cycling Canada on April 29.
Nick raced the 200 meter sprint event at the Championships and finished in 29th place with a time of 10.831 seconds, and reaching a top speed of 66.475 km/h.
Wammes also competed in the Keirin even where he finished 5th in his heat in the 1st round of the Keirin event. He also finished 29th in the 1 km time trial.