Emma Finucane's TCL Performance Diaries: Paris Hey everyone, me again! I’m back for part three of my Performance Diaries – a four-part series documenting my journey through the 2023 UCI Track Champions League – and this week I’m in Paris! Paris: not long until I am (hopefully) back!
Round three has come around so fast and this weekend we were already in Paris with the UCI Track Champions League, for another enjoyable evening of competition. I had a clear plan to execute my tactics with intent, and I felt like I did just that. The experience taught me a lot about the track itself, helping me fine-tune my strategies.
The fact that if everything goes to plan, the next time I ride on the Paris track will be at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is absolutely wild! I even had the surreal opportunity to sign the track while we were there for the TCL, which felt strange but also so exciting. This round gave us a unique chance to feel the track and experiment with different tactics, and it has been invaluable. Surreal is certainly the word that best describes the overall feeling leaving Paris. I want to do everything I can to be ready for the Olympic Games next year, and the TCL is a massive stepping stone in that. Preparation is key; it’s a long nine months to the Games and a significant part of my mindset for that time will be getting into good habits and a […]