By VeloNews Interactive
Gabriela Gonzalez de Ferrat, a 28-year-old native of Mexico who now lives near San Diego, will don the colors of Team RONA and join Geneviève Jeanson and Manon Jutras in the three-day Tucson Bicycle Classic this weekend.
At the Mexican national championships in 2000, Ferrat was second in the time trial and fourth in the road race. As a member of the national team, she wore her country’s colors at the 1999 world championships in Verona, Italy.
This year Ferrat was 39th overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. At the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, she was 18th out of 68 starters.
“I want to become the Mexican champion and I want to represent my country in the world championships again,” said Ferrat in a press release. “I’m very proud to be joining Team RONA.”
Team RONA is the only Canadian women’s cycling team in the elite category.