“Sam has been the face of Canadian BMX for a long time. She will be missed by all in the BMX community. When competing, she was a very focused and driven individual. If she wanted it, she’d always work to get it – and I wish her all the best in the future,” commented Adam Muys, head coach of the Canadian BMX team.
In World Cup competition, Cools stepped on the podium once – a bronze medal in Adelaide (AUS) in 2008. In 2009, her top World Cup placing was a fifth place in Copenhagen (DEN), while in 2010, Cools finished 11th in Frejus (FRA).
In 2008, Cools enjoyed her best career Supercross ranking, finishing the season in 11th place.
The Canadian Cycling Association wishes the best for Cools in her retirement.