ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Earlier this year, Virginia’s Blue Ridge announcing the Roanoke Valley became the hub of operations and training ground for the next three years for the TWENTY 24 women’s cycling team.
TWENTY 24 is one of the top women’s teams in the United States. Since they started in 2005, the team has won numerous Olympic medals and national and world records.
The TWENTY 24 cycling team is made up of a divers group of women with different back grounds.
Teenager Maize Wimbush became the first African-American junior female to win a national road championship title. She feels TWENTY 24 can get her to her goal of racing in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
“In the 2018 Road Nationals I was admiring how TWENTY 20 at the time was racing and they seemed very perfect. They were communicating while they were racing they seemed very perfect. So I was telling my parents, I want to be on that team. It seemed like they were all connecting great,” said Wimbush.
Amanda Coker has been a member of the of the team since 2018. She feels the team moving their training to the Roanoke Valley will be a win win for the team. “I was excited because I can drive here all the way to Florida rather than fly. I can come visit anytime to train in the beautiful mountains of Virginia’s Blue Ridge,” said Coker.
With the move to training in the area, it gives motivation the team to have one […]