CANADA FINISHES PARA ROAD WORLD CUP WITH SEVEN MEDALS

Baie-Comeau, QC (August 13, 2019) – Team Canada concluded the third and final round of the Para-cycling Road World Cup with seven medals, including three gold, three silver and one bronze medal. On Sunday, the final day of competition, Canadian riders added gold, silver and bronze medals to their total. Shelley Gautier took her second gold medal of the weekend in the Women’s T1 category, while Marie-Claude Molnar finished second in the Women’s C4 road race, adding a silver medal to the gold she won in the time trial. In the Men’s C2 road race, Tristen Chernove won a bronze medal to go with the silver he won in the time trial, also winning the overall World Cup title for C2 men.

“Today’s race was the epitome of why we do this,” said Chernove. “Seeing what challenges are ahead and making the best of every situation. Unfortunately, I discovered early in the race that I had a bike issue and couldn’t get into my big ring [gear]. I had to spin really fast, and I knew the sprint would be a challenge, but I knew I had to do everything to get on that podium, regardless of the adversity, and secure the overall win of the World Cup, which is what this weekend was all about.”

Photo Jean-Baptiste Bénavent (Tous droits réservés) – Shelley Gautier

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country.

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Source: Cycling Canada
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Karine Bedard l Cycling Canada l 438-884-8771 l karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca

Baie Comeau World Cup

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Baie Comeau a great place for a World Cup. I stayed in the hunt on the Canadian Trail. I made podium by winning First Place! Yes I have a lot of people to thank.
Thank You Team Shelley!

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CANADA SENDS STRONG SQUAD TO BAIE-COMEAU WORLD CUP

Ottawa, ON (August 2, 2019) – Cycling Canada will conclude the para-cycling road world cup season on home soil in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, with the third and final round of the Road World Cup on August 8-11. Canada will send a team of 20 riders across all categories, including world and Paralympic champions.

“For the final para-cycling World Cup of the season, the Canadian Para-Cycling National Team will be composed of athletes from both the High Performance and Development groups,” said Sebastien Travers, national para coach at Cycling Canada. “As this event is the only out-of-Europe World Cup of the season, we are expecting a high level of competitiveness, with other nations sending strong squads for the qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The Baie-Comeau World Cup will be a good indicator of the efficiency of the work done during the summer and will help establish the next priorities for the team.”

“The high performance group will be targeting medal performances and the event will be the final tune up before the Para-cycling Road World Championships, which will be held three weeks later. We expect solid results, as some athletes will be fighting to win the World Cup overall ranking.”

Athletes will compete in time trial events on Thursday and Friday, followed by the road races on Saturday and Sunday.

Women
Annie Bouchard – Tandem [Baie-St-Paul, QC]
Evelyne Gagnon – Tandem Pilot [Quebec City, QC]
Marie-Eve Croteau – T2 [Quebec City, QC]
Kara Douville – H4 [Calgary, AB]
Shelley Gautier – T1 [Toronto, ON]
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 [St Hubert, QC]
Carla Shibley – Tandem [Calgary, AB]
Meghan Lemiski – Tandem Pilot [Calgary, AB]

Men
Daniel Chalifour – Tandem [Mont-Laurier, QC]
Jean-Michel Lachance – Tandem Pilot [Quebec City, QC]
Tristen Chernove – C2 [Cranbrook, BC]
Joey Desjardins – H3 [Hawkesbury, ON]
Patrick Desnoyers – H5 [Blainville, QC]
Alex Hyndman – H3 [Morpeth, ON]
Matthew Kinnie – H2 [Riverview, NB]
Charles Moreau – H3 [Victoriaville, QC]
Mike Shetler – T2 [Kirkland, QC]
Lowell Taylor – Tandem [Lethbridge, AB]
Andrew Davidson – Tandem Pilot [Calgary, AB]
Ross Wilson – C1 [Sherwood Park, AB]

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country.

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Source: Cycling Canada
Information:
Karine Bedard l Cycling Canada l 438-884-8771 l karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca

Shelley wins another Canadian title!

Saint-Georges, QC (June 28, 2019) – The 2019 Canadian Road Championships opened on Friday with the Individual Time Trial for Para, Junior, U23 and Elite athletes. While many familiar faces made it to the top step of the podium, athletes in the Tandem, Junior, U23 Women and Elite Men’s categories were awarded the maple leaf jersey for the first time in their career.

The time trial was held in St-Prosper, on the outskirts of St-Georges, with an out-and-back course that took the athletes up multiple climbs. Distances ranged from 11 to 34 kilometres depending on the category.

Two-time Canadian champion Leah Kirchmann was one of the favourites, taking the win with a time of 38:51, 29 seconds ahead of former champion Karol-Ann Canuel (Boels Dolmans), with Marie-Soleil Blais (Astana Women’s Team) taking third. Olivia Baril (Magocep Tornatech Specialized p/b Mazda) took the title in the women’s U23 field, while Magdeleine Vallières-Mill dominated the Junior race.

In the men’s race, Rob Britton (Rally UHC Cycling) won his first Canadian title with a time of 42:54, 14 seconds ahead of teammate and former champion Svein Tuft. Adam Roberge (Elevate KHS Pro Cycling) took the third spot in the Elite race, and the title in the U23 men’s category, with Jacob Rubuliak (Tag Cycling Race Team) finishing first in the Junior field.

The para-cycling competitions saw titles awarded in six different categories, with both male and female tandem teams taking their first win in a road competition. The Championships continue on Saturday and Sunday with the Road Race competition, and conclude on Monday with the Criterium.

Quotes

Lowell Taylor, Men’s Tandem: “I’ve worked really hard for four years to get first today and it finally happened. It takes a lot of low days on the road to make the win that much sweeter. My coach has been working me really hard but the training has really paid off, and today was a good day to peak.”

Leah Kirchmann, Elite Women: “I knew I was a favourite coming in but I also knew that I have really strong Canadian competition so I was just focused on putting together my best ride. I expect tomorrow to be a really tough race, and there are a lot of strong teams so I will have to be tactically smart.”

Rob Britton, Elite Men: “I haven’t ridden my time trial bike that much, so to come here and have this ride today and to beat Svein who’s obviously a legend in his own right is amazing. It was brutal out there today, so my plan was just to go all out in the first and last 8 kilometres and just try not to break my rhythm too much.”

Results
T1-2 Women: 1- Shelley Gautier, 2- Marie-Ève Croteau
H1-2 Men: 1- Matthew Kinnie, 2- Eric Page
T1-2 Men: 1- Louis-Albert Corriveau-Jolin, 2- Michael Shetler
H3-5: 1- Charles Moreau, 2- Joey Desjardins, 3- Alex Hyndman
C1-5: 1- Marie-Claude Molnar, 2- Keely Shaw, 3- Lachlan Hotchkiss
Tandem: 1- Lowell Taylor & Andrew Davidson, 2- Daniel Chalifour & Jean-Michel Lachance, 3- Matthieu Croteau-Daigle & Benoit Lussier
Junior Women: 1- Magdeleine Vallières-Mill, 2- Camille Primeau, 3- Emilly Johnston
Junior Men: 1- Jacob Rubuliak, 2- Tristan Jussaume, 3- Dylan Bibic
U23 Women: 1- Olivia Baril, 2- Laurie Jussaume, 3- Gillian Ellsay
U23 Men: 1- Adam Roberge, 2- Derek Gee, 3- Nickolas Zukowsky
Elite Women: 1- Leah Kirchmann, 2- Karol-Ann Canuel, 3- Marie-Soleil Blais
Elite Men: 1- Rob Britton, 2- Svein Tuft, 3- Adam Roberge
Source: Cycling Canada
Information:
Karine Bedard l Cycling Canada l 438-884-8771 l karine.bedard@cyclingcanada.ca

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Shelley winning gold at the Para Road World Cup in Corridonia, Italy

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