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Marcolini signs on with DNA Pro Cycling - will race in South America
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A pair of very solid rides at the 2022 Canadian Road Championships in Edmonton late last month have opened another door for local cyclist Emily Marcolini, with opportunities at hand to compete internationally.

Late last week, it was announced that the 26 year-old graduate of St Benedict Catholic Secondary School had signed on with DNA Pro Cycling for the remainder of the 2022 season.

As such, she has already been confirmed as being part of the team roster that will take part in the Vuelta a Colombia Femenina taking place in South America from August 9th to the 14th.

From there, the hope is to earn a berth to remain with the DNA Pro Cycling crew that will head over to France to race in the 20th edition of the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche from September 6th to the 12th.

"A strong climber and breakaway rider, Marcolini demonstrated her talents this year with mountain stage wins on Oak Glen at the Redlands Yucaipa Stage as well as the famed Gila Monster stage at the Tour of the Gila," noted DNA Pro Cycling on a release issue on July 1st and posted on their team website (www.dnacyclingteam.com).

The former OCAA and city high-school cross-country champion was signed on from the U.S. domestic team 3T/Q+M and is now one of three Canadians with the DNA squad, joining Maggie Coles-Lyster (Maple Ridge, B.C.) and Kaitlyn Rauwerda (Hamilton).

"We are excited to have Emily join the team mid-season," said DNA Pro Cycling team co-owner and director Catherine Fegan-Kim. "Her unique strengths and experience will strengthen our team dynamic and increase our opportunities for success."

The DNA Pro Cycling team is in its 10th year of operation and is a member of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Women's Continental team.

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