Monday, June 18, 2012

Five Juniors World Cup-Bound, Team Preps for Nationals with High Elevation Camp

No fewer than five Whole Athlete-Specialized Team Juniors will compete at the highest level of the sport at the two upcoming North American World Cups on June 24th and 30th in Monte Sainte Anne, Canada and Windham, NY. 

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The Junior Women's World Cup start in LaBresse, France.

Coming off a top-10 at her first-ever World Cup in Nove Mesto, CZE, Kate Courtney looks to build on her breakout result with strong rides in Canada and New York. 

Kate Courtney
Kate Courtney rides to a World Cup top-10 finish in Nove Mesto, CZE

2011 US World Championship team member and World Cup veteran Casey Williams also looks to earn valuable UCI points and make the 2012 World's Team selection with his performances.

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Casey Williams negotiates the rock garden in the Pietermaritzburg, RSA World Cup

Shane Skelton and Lucas Newcomb also seek to take their recent successful European race experience up a notch, while NorCal High School Varsity Champ Jacob Albrecht steps his ever-improving game up to the international level. 

Shane Skelton
Shane Skelton on his way to the top step of the podium in the Bonelli Park ProXCT short track

Lucas Newcomb
Lucas Newcomb rides into the top-10 in the Swiss Cup in Bern

Jacob Albrecht
NorCal High School Varsity Champion Jacob Albrecht in his best season yet

Meanwhile, the rest of the team will be working equally hard to prepare for the rigors of racing at the National Championships in Sun Valley, ID with the team's fourth annual three-week high elevation training camp. Starting in South Lake Tahoe then onto Sun Valley, ID, the young riders will follow a schedule of daily yoga, epic riding, optimal nutrition and team camaraderie.

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Lake Tahoe provides the backdrop for the team's fourth annual altitude camp

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Load 'em up and and move 'em out!

Follow the team's adventures over the next few weeks here.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments!

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