Posted by Editoress on 04/19/23
Tomorrow, the final round of the UCI Nations Cup track series begins at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario. The event holds extra significance this year, because in falls within the Olympic qualifying period for Paris 2024, with countries looking to accumulate the all-important ranking points necessary to secure spots at the Games.
"The Nations Cup is an opportunity to earn points for Olympic qualification," said Dan Proulx, Head Coach at Cycling Canada. "It's a battle just to qualify for the Games. Many of the best nations will be in Milton to take advantage of the fast track and timing of this event. Canada has a very talented and ambitious group of athletes and coaches who will be gaining a lot from this opportunity - performing under pressure and in the spotlight. The athletes have trained hard and are hoping to improve on the performances they did in the first two Nations Cup of the year."
Team Canada held a meet and greet with the media today, as well as posing for team photos. We interviewed athletes from the women's and men's endurance and sprint disciplines, which we will be posting later today. Below are some images of the very impressive squad Canada is bringing to its home event.
Racing begins Thursday evening with Team Pursuit and Scratch Race qualifying.
Team Canada: Endurance squad
Team Canada: Sprint squad
Team Canada and coaching staff
Team Canada staff
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