March 23, 2011
Apeldoorn, Netherlands - Boulder's Cari Higgins (US National Cycling Team) competing in her first World Championships, placed sixth in the Women's Points Race on Wednesday. Later this week she will compete in the Women's Individual Pursuit along with USA teammate Sarah Hammer, the current World Champion in the event. Cari has eleven career elite National Championships and four Pan American Cycling Championship medals.
Higgins commented "After a couple of unfortunate crashes racing four World Cups this winter, I am really excited to have a good result at Worlds. I had to take some chances with the world's best women, like going for the first sprint and hoping to recover quickly. I am looking forward to taking this form to the Pan Am Championships this April in Columbia. It is an honor to represent the US National Team every time I put on the stars and stripes as we work towards our goal, the London 2012 Olympics".
Cari is coached by Neal Henderson of Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. She also serves an athlete representatives to the USA Cycling Board in Colorado Springs, CO.