April 04, 2015 – Canada ended the 2015 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships with more insights on where it stands internationally on the track with some of its experienced talent and new riders coming into the program. Coming out of these championships the national team coaches will now go through an in-depth evaluation of what the medal chances are for the Rio Games on the track.
The small team of five just concluded the only major international track cycling event of the year with one medal, earned by Ross Wilson of Sherwood Park, AB in the individual pursuit at his second only track cycling race of his very young career. This silver medal puts Wilson as a contender for podium success at Toronto 2015 and Rio 2016.
The performances by the three young Alberta cyclists, Jaye Milley of Calgary, Ross Wilson and Mike Sametz of Calgary have proven that they are international contenders in targeted specific events. The road to Rio will be paved with increased attention to these specific events through tailored training to increase Canada’s medal chances.
For the Canadian Para-Cycling Team, the road cycling season begins with the Challenge Longhi and the Defi Sportif in Montreal May 1-3 prior to embarking on the UCI World Cup Tour and Toronto 2015 ParaPan-American Games.