Cairo, Egypt (September 3, 2021) – Canada kicked off the Junior Track World Championships in Cairo, Egypt with a stellar performance by Carson Mattern, who won a gold medal and the world title in the men’s Scratch Race.
After flying through qualifications earlier that day, the Junior rider from Ontario rode his way to the top, edging out Switzerland’s Pascal Tappeiner and Italy’s Lorenzo Ursella to claim the gold medal and rainbow jersey in the final. Mattern’s win marks the first junior World Champion title since Maggie Coles-Lyster’s gold in the women’s Points Race in 2017 and Canada’s second Junior track cycling title ever.
Racing continues today with the Points Race and Individual Pursuit. The full race schedule and results can be found here.