A pair of very solid rides
at the 2022 Canadian Road Championships in Edmonton late
last month have opened another door for local cyclist
Emily Marcolini, with opportunities at hand to compete
Late last week, it was announced
that the 26 year-old graduate of St Benedict Catholic
Secondary School had signed on with DNA Pro Cycling for
the remainder of the 2022 season.
As such, she has already
been confirmed as being part of the team roster that will
take part in the Vuelta a Colombia Femenina taking place
in South America from August 9th to the 14th.
From there, the hope is to
earn a berth to remain with the DNA Pro Cycling crew that
will head over to France to race in the 20th edition of
the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
from September 6th to the 12th.
"A strong climber and
breakaway rider, Marcolini demonstrated her talents this
year with mountain stage wins on Oak Glen at the Redlands
Yucaipa Stage as well as the famed Gila Monster stage
at the Tour of the Gila," noted DNA Pro Cycling on
a release issue on July 1st and posted on their team website
The former OCAA and city high-school cross-country
champion was signed on from the U.S. domestic team 3T/Q+M
and is now one of three Canadians with the DNA squad,
joining Maggie Coles-Lyster (Maple Ridge, B.C.) and Kaitlyn
"We are excited to have Emily join
the team mid-season," said DNA Pro Cycling team co-owner
and director Catherine Fegan-Kim. "Her unique strengths
and experience will strengthen our team dynamic and increase
our opportunities for success."
The DNA Pro Cycling team is in its 10th
year of operation and is a member of the UCI (Union Cycliste
Internationale) Women's Continental team.