May Update from Ross Wilson!

(Ross Wilson is an elite para-cyclist with Juventus and Cycling Canada’s para-cycling team)

Hello Juventus members,

Comparing to my last update, April has been calm; I'm just doing lots of miles (about 65 hours of training). The focus has been on building for a UCI World Cup in Ostend, Belgium. I’ll be racing an urban time trial on May 21. I will not be doing the road race; the team decided to avoid any bunch racing risk with me. This is the last international event on the UCI para-cycling calendar that would qualify an individual for the Paralympics in September.

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A lot of people have asked, some have assumed, that I’ll be going to Rio – while I am very optimistic it isn’t a ‘done deal’ just yet. Officially the selection pool is picked following the Belgium world cup (I know that I’ll be included in the pool). From there, the selection committee from Cycling Canada evaluates all those nominated and picks a team. The coaches then have final say on event entry, but the focus is on selecting those with medal potential.

 

Aside from Training I was asked to participate in a media day in Montreal. I had a fun day being interviewed by various TV channels like CBC. Locally, AMI-tv has asked to do a profile on me. After the media day, I travelled to Toronto for some filming on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). Finally, I participated in the CPC school week and had the chance to visit a couple elementary schools. It was a good experience, and hopefully helped raise awareness about para-sport. 

Posted on May 18, 2016 .