Update from Ross Wilson!

 

{Ross Wilson is an elite (editor's word) middle aged (Ross's words) para-cyclist with Juventus and Cycling Canada’s para-cycling team}

 

 

Hello Juventus members,

For those of you I haven’t met, I’m part of Canada’s para cycling team; I compete in the men’s C1 division.

Over the winter I was fortunate enough to make a couple of trips out to Milton for much needed track time, and a trip to Hawaii over the Christmas holidays to build fitness.

In March I was in Portugal for two weeks of prep work before transferring to Italy for the UCI para cycling track world championships. In the pursuit I qualified with a time of 3:54.5, about 0.7 s off the then men’s C1 world record of 3:53.8 – so the cycling gods were with me. 

 God of Cycling

God of Cycling

 

 

Ultimately I finished the competition with a silver in the pursuit and a 4th in the kilo, so a step in the right direction but no rainbows yet.

 

 

My next main target will be the road time trial event at the Ostend (Belgium) UCI World Cup in May. Following that, Canada’s selection for the Paralympics will be announced and I’ll hopefully shift into specific prep for the time trial on the road and the pursuit on the track in Rio.

Ross

 

 

 Ross Wilson set to ride his silver medal performance at the 2016 World Championships.

Ross Wilson set to ride his silver medal performance at the 2016 World Championships.

Posted on April 11, 2016 .