World Championships 2010

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Shelley at the Paraworlds

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CANADIAN ROSTER UNVEILED FOR 2010 UCI PARA-CYCLING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Canada’s best 22 para-cyclists to represent Canada on home soil in Baie-Comeau, QC
Canada will send 22 of its top Para-cyclists to compete at the 2010 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships to be held in Baie-Comeau, Québec, from August 18-22, 2010.

Held annually, the UCI Para-cycling World Championships are considered the biggest para-cycling event in the world after the Paralympic Games.

The Canadian delegation will be represented by a strong mix of veterans and young cyclists coming from four provinces. Six of the riders to represent Canada have won medals at the 2009 Para-Cycling Road World Championships, combining to win six medals in total for Canada.

Eleven of the 22 riders selected on the Canadian team have experience at Paralympic Games, either in Summer or Winter Games.

Robert Labbé (Québec, QC) is the defending World Champion in the Hand Cycling category, divison 1 in the Individual Time Trial race and vice-champion in the Road race. Labbé, currently ranked 4th in the UCI World standings, is Canada’s top ranked male cyclist. Labbé won the 2010 Canadian Championship Road Race earlier this summer in July.

For the first time, Canada will be fielding two Tandems in the Women’s Blind category, including a new tandem formed by former Nordic skier Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and piloted by veteran Olympian Lyne Bessette (Knowlton, QC). The new tandem duo recently captured the Road Race title at the 2010 Para-Cycling Road Canadian Championships in Saint-Georges, QC.

Robbi Weldon recently competed at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in the Nordic events, where she finished fourth and sixth in her respective category.

Shelley Gautier (Toronto, ON) will be Canada’s lone entry in the Trike category. Gautier, who rides in Ontario, is entering the event ranked first in the UCI World rankings in the T1 category

“We are expecting to see some quality riding in Baie-Comeau. These athletes are the best in the country in their categories. With the sharp improvements we saw last week at the Canadian Championships in St-Georges, QC, we are looking for quality results at the World Championships,” said Eric Van Den Eynde, Head Coach of the Para-Cycling National team.

A select group of Canadian cyclist recently travelled to Baie-Comeau to take advantage of hosting the event by training on the course that will be used for the World Championships.

The event, which will welcome over 40 countries from around the globe in Canada, will attract an estimated 525 Para-cyclists, coaches, support staff, and reporters.

Paramanic International, the organizers of the UCI Para-cycling World Championships, is the first committee to use “ReCycling, the UCI Environmental Guidebook for the organization of greener cycling events” to stage its event. As a result of its commitment, Paramanic International has been awarded the official UCI eco-label ReCycling, which it can now use in its documents, correspondence and promotional material.

Published by the UCI in 2009, the ReCycling guidebook allows organizers to make their races ecologically responsible events. It includes a series of worksheets that guide organizers through the preparation and operating phases of their events.

Daniel Chalifour – (St-Jérôme, QC) (B) / Alexandre Cloutier – (St-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC) (Pilot) ^^ *
Stéphane Coté – (Québec, QC) (B) / Pierre-Olivier Boily – (Sherbrooke, QC) (Pilot) *
Alexandre Carrier – (Matane, QC) (B) / Luc Dionne – (Sorel, QC) (Pilot)
Geneviève Ouellet – (Québec, QC) (B) / Émilie Roy – (Québec, QC) (Pilot) *
Robbie Weldon – (Thunder Bay, ON) (B) / Lyne Bessette – (Knowlton, QC) (Pilot) ^ *

Mark Breton – (Charlesbourg, QC) (C5) ^ *
Éric Bourgault – (Orford, QC) (C4) *
Matthieu Parent – (Granby, QC) (C2) *
Arnold Boldt – (Moose Jaw, SK) (C2) ^^ *
Brayden McDougall – (Calgary, AB) (C1) *
Jaye Miley – (Calgary, AB) (C1)
Marie-Claude Molnar – (Sainte-Adèle, QC) (C4) #

Shelley Gautier – (Toronto, ON) (T1) ^

Rico Morneau – (Sainte-Martine, QC) (H2) ^ *
Mark Beggs – (Montréal, QC) (H2) *
Mark Ledo – (Maple, ON) (H3) ^^
Robert Labbé – (Québec, QC) (H1) ^ #

Éric VanDen Eynde – Head Coach
Sébastien Travers – Assitant Coach
Julie Hutsebaut – Team Manager

Martin St-Laurent – Physiotherapist
Philippe Maheu – Physiotherapist
Isabelle Ménard – Team nurse

^ 2010 Canadian Champion in Road events (Road and Time Trial)
* Paralympian
# 2009 Para-Cycling Road World Championships medalist


Robert Labbé (Québec, QC) – Gold – Men’s HC A – Individual Time Trial
Robert Labbé (Québec, QC) – Silver – Men’s HC A – Road Race
HC Relay
Marie-Claude Molnar (Sainte-Adèle, QC) – Bronze – Women’s LC2-CP4 – Road Race
Marie-Claude Molnar (Sainte-Adèle, QC) – Bronze – Women’s LC2-CP4 – Individual Time Trial
Daniel Chalifour/Alexandre Cloutier (QC) – Bronze – Men’s B – Individual Time Trial


Results – PARA – Cycling 2010

Women  Elite  Road World Championships (CAN/WCh)  T1 – Time Trial

19 Aug 2010

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result PaR PcR Ranking
1  Shelly GAUTIER CAN 42 35:04 60 60 T1 – Road

Results – PARA – Cycling 2010

Women  Elite  Road World Championships (CAN/CM)  T1 – Road Race

22 Aug 2010

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result PaR PcR Ranking
1  Shelley GAUTIER CAN 42 1:15:42 60 60 T1 – Road

Ranking – PARA – Cycling 2010 | 2009

Women  Elite  UCI Ranking  T1 – Road

7: 29 Sep 2010                select date 7: 29 Sep 2010 6: 25 Aug 2010 5: 28 Jul 2010 4: 16 Jun 2010 3: 26 May 2010 2: 05 May 2010 1: 07 Apr 2010

Rank Name Nation Age* Points
1 (1) Shelley GAUTIER Canada 42 180
2 (2) Iveta KOLÍNSKÁ Czech Republic 21 15
2 (-) Katia LANDI Italy 37 15

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