(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.
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.