Not like a lamb, and not like a lion . . . March came in like gold for Juventus member Ross Wilson. Ross competed at the 2017 Para World Track Cycling Championships, in Los Angeles March 3-5, and is now the reigning Para World Track Cycling Champion in both the 1 km TT, and the Individual Pursuit!! To top off the 3 day event, Ross executed great team work with fellow Canadian Tristan Chernove - for 2 top ten performances in the Scratch Race.
Ross's shoes caught in action - the diabolical blur of dazzling brilliance!
Ross Wilson signing his first (but not only) championship jersey of the 2017 Para World Track Cycling Championships.
Ross began competition with the 1 km TT. He felt that he executed his ride perfectly, riding to a 0.5 second PB - outstanding, especially as the Los Angeles track is not known to be particularly fast. Ross credited the work he has done with cycling coach Cameron Jennings, and strength coach Dean Somerset.
If you train regularly with Juventus Track, you will also know the dedication, and effort Ross exhibits (much pooling of sweat, the best pooling of sweat). It is satisfying to see hard work rewarded.
Canadians Tristan Chernove and Ross Wilson with C2, and C1 World Championship Jerseys . . . and Gold!
Ross donned and signed his first World Championship jersey, enjoyed the moment, but soon had to begin preparations for Day 2 and the Individual Pursuit. This event would (hopefully) require 2 rides, a qualifier and a final. Ross again delivered a superior performance, and qualified in first place. Notably, Ross's start looked smoother - almost certainly due to the new Butterdome Starting Facility engaged by track director Jeff Bakal.
In the final for Gold, Ross opted to attack his competitor with an all out effort. He was able to catch the American, and decisively win his second World Championship.
Ross Wilson - double gold!
It is a beautiful sight to see . . . the Canadian Maple Leaf rising high, while our national anthem plays.
Naturally, it is an overwhelming feeling to perform so well, and be rewarded. You can imagine how extra special it was, for Ross to have a cohort of Juventus fans in the stands to cheer him on. Special horns included!
Congratulations to 2017 World Champion Ross Wilson - a wonderful representative of Canada and Juventus!
Tristan and Ross battling it out, Day 3, in the scratch race. Result - 2 top ten finishes!
The efforts and expertise of Canadian team specialists ensure an athlete's optimum performance.