Whitten Leads List of Cyclists Qualified for Selection Pool

OTTAWA — Two-time world champion Tara Whitten headlines the list of Canadian athletes who have qualified for the Olympic selection pool in track cycling. The Canadian Cycling Association unveiled the list of 11 cyclists on Thursday. The athletes are eligible to be nominated to the track cycling team for the London Games.

Canada has qualified in the men’s and women’s omnium events, the women’s team pursuit, women’s team sprint and men’s and women’s keirin events.

Whitten, from Edmonton, was joined on the women’s pool list by Laura Brown and Stephanie Roorda of Vancouver, Gillian Carleton of Victoria, Jasmin Glaesser of Coquitlam, B.C., and Monique Sullivan of Calgary.

The men’s pool list includes Hugo Barrette of Sherbrooke, Que., Cameron MacKinnon of Dieppe, N.B., Travis Smith of Calgary, Joseph Veloce of Fonthill, Ont., and Zach Bell of Watson Lake, Yukon.

Members of the CCA’s high performance advisory committee will select the track cyclists to be nominated to the Olympic team. The list will be announced June 15.