Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vera Carrara Switches from Track to MTBing



Vera Carrara, former world champion (winning gold medals in the points race at the 2005 and 2006 World Championships)on the track, returns to racing but now in the world of mountain biking. She has a new goal: the 2012 London Olympics. "The motor exists, but I lack the technique," says Carrara who will be assisted by her compatriot Paola Pezzo, twice Olympic champion. "I love challenges: there are two and a half years to go to London, I can do it." Vera said.

Carrara is in Chile for the TransAndes Challenge 2010 taking place from January 25th to January 30th, 2010. The TransAndes Challenge, six stages and 442.5 km, is similar to the format of the TransAlp Challenge from Mittenwald, Germany to Riva del Garda, Italy.

Photo: leading in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games women's points race, MTB training

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