Team Sends Four Riders to Compete at 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is proud to announce that three riders will compete in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as one rider in the Paralympic Summer Games. The athletes have invested years of dedication, hard work, and sacrifice to become the best in their nations in specific disciplines ranging from track to time trial. The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is pleased to support the success and development of these riders, providing them the opportunity to race to the best of their abilities and meet the Olympic selection criteria set by their home nations.
Follow these UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team stars as they pursue their Olympic dreams in Rio. The women’s Olympic Road Race, featuring Linda Villumsen, will take place on August 7th, followed by the Women’s Olympic Individual Time Trial onAugust 10th. Olympic Track events, featuring Rushlee Buchanan and Laura Brown, will take place from August 11th to 17th. Paralympic Cycling events, featuring Shawn Morelli, will take place from September 8th to September 17th in Rio.
Laura Brown of Canada is completing her final preparations for the games and said, “I’m thrilled and honoured to be selected to represent Canada at my second Olympic Games. We are in our final push before the games and the excitement and momentum is building. Anything less than a medal for our team would be a disappointment- but truly we are targeting that top spot. Thank you to UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team for being such an integral part of my Road to Rio!”