Juventus Junior Devaney Collier is busy putting in road miles these days. With a silver at Junior Road Nationals, she secured her selection to the team of 4 women who will compete in Doha, Qatar at the Junior Road World Championships in October.
The junior women's team is full of familiar faces; all the women also competed in Aigle, Switzerland in July, at the Junior Track World Championships. Devaney will join with Maggie Coles-Lyster, Erin Attwell, and Laurie Jussaume to compete in the 4 loop, 74.5 km road race on October 14th. The course is considered to be flat and fast and should be a very good course for Devaney.
The junior women will go to Belgium on September 21st for a preparation camp, and from there fly directly to Qatar. Two of the riders, Erin Attwell, and Laurie Jussaume, will also compete in the 13.7 km Individual Time Trial on October 10th. Doha's predicted temperature for the second week of October is 36 C - which is definitely hot! Fortunately, the race is being held on Pearl Island just off the coast, and should benefit from the cooler Persian Gulf breezes.
Congratulations to Juventus member Devaney Collier on her Junior National team selection!