Juventus elite woman Kinley Gibson recently road for Canada on the Women's Team Pursuit Development team at Canada's UCI 1.1 Milton Challenge at the new Mattamy (pronounced Matt Amy) Velodrome in Ontario. The team performed well and trained together for the week leading to the third World Cup in Cali, Colombia.
The team of riders included Kinley, Annie Foreman-Mackie, Ariane Bonhomme, and Catherine Dessureault - all new to the World Cup scene. Learning can be a big factor in inaugural performances and the girls will be able to take advantage of this. Wind, pacing, and adrenaline conspired to a ride below their potential. Although disappointed, Kinley and her team returned to Canada with energized motivation and a commitment to future success.