“Team USA wanted to go faster, so they did — during a pitstop.
Emma White and most of her women’s track cycling teammates who will be competing in the team pursuit portion of their sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next month arrived in Los Angeles from Colorado Springs on Sunday to take advantage of the VELO Sport Center in Carson, California.
The idea was to perform the last segment of fine-tuning on a velodrome track that more closely resembles the one they’ll compete on in Tokyo than the one at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
White, a 23-year-old Duanesburg High School and Union College graduate, is part of a team that is favored to win the gold medal. This week’s work in California was the penultimate stop on this journey before they fly to Japan at 1 a.m. PDT Sunday.
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MacAdam, Mike. Schenectady Daily Gazette 22 July 2021.