World Cup 3 was a success!Barry Wilcox
World Cup 3 in Huntsville, Al, just concluded and I brought home two more bronze medals! Am I relieved you might ask? The answer is ABSOLUTELY! This was the first world cup event to ever happen in the United States. It’s an honor to land a spot on the podium in your own country and be part of the accumulation of points Team USA needs to gain for Paris 2024 Paralympics. It is a great feeling to bring home two more medals after capturing my first in Belgium just a few weeks ago. I feel like I am riding the momentum from a confidence boost and just understanding what it takes to produce these results.
I felt a bit off before the 9.1 mile time trial on Friday. Although I still produced a good time my diet pre race was off. I fixed that preparation for the road race on Sunday and felt fast without sluggishness. Nutrition is so important around racing. I think it is like the goldilocks saying of not too much yet not too little. When you can get the preparation correct it is such an boost to confidence. I consumed too much fat 3 hours before the event and the result was sluggishness and a belly that felt off.
The next race in June 14th is Janesville, WI. This event is a time trial and also the selection event for the 2023 World Championships in Scotland. This will be the biggest cycling event ever held combining all cycling disciplines competing for World Championship medals. In addition, there are both points available for the Paris 2024 Paralympics and also Team USA selection for the first half of 2024. The fastest competitors in Wisconsin will get chosen to the worlds team. I’m hoping to be one of the competitors that is selected.
Lastly, I need to give PossAbilities a HUGE thank you for their support in Huntsville and the entire season so far. Cotie is absolutely amazing and I’m grateful for her support. It’s a honor to be associated with Loma Linda University as well and their Christian mission.