CANADIAN CYCLISTS TO RACE BERLIN & COPENHAGEN 6 DAYS
Cycling Canada – Ottawa, ON, January 26, 2018 – Four members of Canada’s women’s track endurance program will compete at the Berlin and Copenhagen 6 Day races, between January 25th and February 4th, as part of their preparation for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the end of February.
Craig Griffin, Women’s Track Endurance Coach for Cycling Canada, explained “The Berlin and Copenhagen 6 Days provide condensed racing opportunities for the ladies that will develop and sharpen them both tactically and technically. They’re really excited to compete in the 6 Day atmosphere of lights, big crowds and lots of energy before joining Team Canada’s final prep camp in Milton for the World Championships.”
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Allison Beveridge of Calgary and Jasmin Duehring of Vancouver will compete at both events, beginning in Berlin, with Steph Roorda of Vancouver and Maggie Coles-Lyster of Maple Ridge joining them for the Copenhagen event.
“I am extremely excited to race my first Six Day,” said Coles-Lyster. “I have always been someone to do every event at National Championships, and I am really looking forward to doing a similarly taxing event with bunch race after bunch race at a high level. The timing of this event is great, because the weekend before I will be competing at the Belgian International track meet. I am an athlete that thrives on being pushed and having to raise the bar even higher, so my goals throughout these next two weeks will be to continue building my bunch race skills and getting better with each race.”
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