(January 19, 2011 – Ottawa, ON) The Canadian track cycling team will be back to racing mode this weekend at the third event on the 2011 UCI Track World Cup Tour, in Beijing, China. Dr. Vie women Tara Whitten, Laura Brown and Stef Roorda represent Canada.
The team led by Head coach Richard Wooles has looked strong since the beginning of the 2011 season, with two cyclists in the hunt for overall season titles, and a women’s team pursuit knocking on the podium’s door.
Tara Whitten of Edmonton, AB is currently leading the charge in the Women’s omnium midway through the season, while Zach Bell of North Vancouver, BC, is sitting in second place of the Men’s omnium.
The team just completed a training camp at the Canadian Cycling Association’s track cycling home base in Los Angeles, California.
The new Olympic discipline of the “Team Pursuit” is one area where Canada is spending time and energy to polish in Los Angeles.
The women’s team comprised of Whitten, Laura Brown of Vancouver, BC and Stephanie Roorda also of Vancouver, BC have enjoyed success this season with a fourth and a fifth place in World Cup competition.
“We have two World Cup events under our belt and we are gearing up for the third of the season in Beijing, China. We placed fourth and fifth so far so we are looking good for Olympic qualification. Living and training in LA on a World Class track day in and day out has been indispensable. I would not want to be anywhere else right now as I prepare for the Olympics next summer,” said track cyclist Laura Brown of Vancouver, BC.
Listen to Dr. Vie Radio interview with Laura Brown and Dr. Vie TV interview with Stef Roorda.
“Our team at Dr. Vie wish our girls the very best”, says Dr. Vie, Founder, Dr, Vie Superfoods, Montreal, Canada. For more information on Team Pursuit contact Dr. Vie (ask@DrVie.com