Magdeleine Vallieres Mill is one of the eight members of the WCC Team competing in events across the 2021 International Calendar. The Canadian comes from the cycling-popular city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, where she developed through the junior ranks in road, cyclo-cross and mountain bike. She has competed in the junior women’s category at two World Championships before representing her nation in the elite ranks for the first time at the 2020 Worlds in Imola.
The WCC Team was formed out of the broader programme that has been supporting athletes worldwide for nearly two decades. It provides opportunities for athletes to learn and excel in the five Olympic disciplines of road, track cycling, BMX Racing, BMX Freestyle and mountain bike, while also developing cycling locally and internationally.
Starting out as a club, the women’s road team upgraded to a Continental licence in 2019 and is mostly used as a launching pad into the professional ranks. This year’s roster also includes Amha Selam (Ethiopia), Fatima Zahra el Hayani (Morocco), Akvile Gedraityte (Lithuania), Veronika Jandová (Czech Republic), Desiet Kidane (Eritrea), Anastasiya Kolesava (Belarus), and Tereza Medvedova (Slovakia).
In an Q&A feature series , Cyclingnews will introduce some of the newest and existing members of the programme as they develop in their respective disciplines – Road, Track, MTB and BMX – and pursue their Olympic dreams.
Cyclingnews : You have relocated from Quebec, Canada to Switzerland. How was that move to the World Cycling Centre headquarters?
Magdeleine Vallieres Mill: Yes, I’m living in Switzerland now […]