(Photo: Casey Gibson)
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Excitement is already building for the 2023 Para-cycling Road World Cup, which will be held over Memorial Day weekend in Huntsville, Alabama. It will be the first time a cycling world cup event will take place in the U.S.
BREAKING: Huntsville, AL to host the 2023 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup. This will be the FIRST time this event is held on U.S. soil. We are beyond excited for this event, and we look forward to giving more details very soon!#usparalympics #paracycling #uciworldcup #SportsHsv pic.twitter.com/pfE4ZWSRk8— Huntsville Sports Commission (@HSVsports) November 15, 2022
The event will feature four days of racing from May 26-29 with the final day coming on Memorial Day, where the overall world cup champions will be crowned.
The final day will also start off with Huntsville’s annual Cotton Row Run. The day’s cycling races will begin later in the morning.
More information can be found in this Team USA story.
Celebrations Of Bosco
Paralympian Samantha Bosco could be among the riders to watch in Huntsville. She was unbeaten in world cup races this year and won two road world titles.
Instead of immediately turning her attention to the next big thing after her dominant 2022 season, she is learning the art of celebrating those achievements.
“Instead of pausing and taking in an accomplishment — of any kind — my brain automatically shifts to the next race or goal on the calendar,” Bosco wrote on Instagram. “Used to anyways.”
“Don’t get me wrong,” she added. “I still have a ways to go in taking all of the goals achieved, accolades earned, and memories made. But I’ve learned looking back isn’t as it’s made out to be.
“Accomplishments and milestones should be celebrated.”
Looking Ahead To Paris 2024
Aaron Keith, a silver medalist in last year’s Paralympic Games, was happy with his preview of the velodrome to be used at the Paralympic Games Paris 2024. That preview came at last month’s track world championships in Paris, where Keith won three silver medals.
“It’s an amazing track. World Class,” Keith told USParaCycling.org. “Hopefully, able to do the same thing in two years. It’s a beautiful place to be.”
Keith’s silver medals were among 12 podium finishes by U.S. cyclists in France; now he hopes to be back at the same place in 2024, though perhaps one rung higher on the podium.
Two-time Paralympic medalist Jamie Whitmore finished off her honeymoon tour in Zagreb, Croatia.
“Our last stop for the honeymoon was Zagreb!!” Whitmore posted on Instagram. “It was quite the contrast to the rest of our visit. It was inland for one. As we drove into the city it was super foggy and cold but it did add to the experience. Thankfully it cleared up for one day as we walked around. We found a huge old WWII bunker which was really cool.”
Whitmore got married in September and spent her honeymoon in Colombia and Croatia.