CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION
CANADA GRABS THREE TITLES AT PARA-CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Weldon/Bessette, Gautier and Croteau win World Titles in time trials at Para-cycling World Championships
(Rokslide, DEN – September 9, 2011) Three Canadian riders have won World titles at the 2011 UCI Para-Cycling Championships in Rokslide, Denmark, with the tandem of Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and Lyne Bessette (Knowlton, QC), Shelley Gautier (Toronto, ON) and Marie-Ève Croteau (Québec, QC) all winning the prestigious titles and the rainbow jerseys in the time trial races, on this second day of competition.
Robbi Weldon and Lyne Bessette won their first World championships title in the time trials, doing so in their second participation at the prestigious World Championships event. Last year, Canada’s top tandem won the road race Championships title in Baie-Comeau, Canada, and they will defend their jersey on Sunday.
In winning the World Championships title in the T2 race, the surprising Marie-Ève Croteau capped off a dream season in her first year in cycling, winning the Canadian Championships as well as the 2011 UCI World Cup Title.
In the T1 race, Shelley Gautier also won the title and was presented with the rainbow jersey for the first time in her career. For years, Gautier rode alone in her category and could never receive the jersey as a minimum of three riders must be racing to award a jersey.
Racing at the 2011 UCI Para-Cycling World Championships resumes tomorrow with the first set of road races, and ends on Sunday with the remaining road races.
Complete results for all categories can be found on www.uci.ch.
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