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Canadian road champion Annie Foreman-Mackey joins Twenty16-Ridebiker

Bronze medalist on the track at the world championships adds firepower to squad's team time trial

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Annie Foreman-Mackey celebrates her national road race victory

Annie Foreman-Mackey enjoyed a phenomenal 2016 campaign on the road and track. Before winning the Canadian national road title solo in Ottawa, the 25-year-old Kingston, Ont. native won a bronze medal at the track world championships in the individual pursuit. She was then an alternate for Canada’s team pursuit squad that brought home a bronze medal for Rio.

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Foreman-Mackey will join the American registered UCI Pro team at their team time trial camp in Boise Idaho this month. The team is preparing for the UCI world championships in Qatar which take place in October. The team won the team time trial at the WorldTour Tour of California in July, beating out a powerful Boels-Dolmans squad.

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“I am beyond excited to be joining Twenty16-Ridebiker. I am looking forward to transferring the skills I have learned as a team pursuit rider with the Canadian team to the road TTT event, something I have had an eye on for a while now,”  said Foreman-Mackey. “Twenty16 has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with and I am honored to be joining this group of women leading into the world championships,”

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Annie Foreman-Mackey would ride on to take bronze in the women’s individual pursuit at the 2016 track cycling world championships in London. Photo credit: Kevin Mackinnon

Foreman-Mackey joins Twenty16-Ridebiker from the Ottawa-based, The Cyclery-Opus domestic development team. “I am eager to continue my development as a road and track athlete over the next few years, and take on new challenges. The Cyclery-Opus has created a fantastic learning environment over the past couple years and I am deeply thankful for everything that they have done to help me grow. Moving to Twenty16-Ridebiker is a great next step and I can not wait to see what is in store for the rest of 2016 and beyond,” Foreman-Mackey added.

Foreman-Mackey following her solo victory at road nationals in Ottawa
Foreman-Mackey following her solo victory at road nationals in Ottawa

Foreman-Mackey bolsters the 2017 squad with power developed on the track at an international level and a willingness to commit to the team performance.

Nicola Cranmer, general manager of her new team said, “Annie comes to the team highly recommended. I love working with the multi-disciplined athlete. Over the years we have been able to create a program that works well for both high-performance road and high-performance track. Annie has been focused on track but has an endurance engine that we are excited to develop for time trials.”

Foreman-Mackey is currently completing a Masters of Public Health at the University of Toronto, a subject she is passionate about. Her professional desire is to address public health inequalities and advocate for socially responsible health policy decisions. Twenty16 provides a base for Foreman-Mackey to develop and establish a life balance between her athletic and academic ambitions.