ROSS WILSON STEPS ON PODIUM IN CAREER FIRST EVER WORLD CUP RACE

Canada’s tricycles continue dominance at international para-cycling events.

(Cantimpalos, Segovia, ESP – July 25, 2014) Over 300 para-cyclists from all around the world participated in the opening day of competition at the 2014 Para-Cycling Road World Cup Finals in Cantimpalos, Spain, the biggest participation of all times at a para-cycling World Cup event.

Canada has a large team of 18 athletes present with the objective of winning medals and cumulating the most points possible towards the Paralympic Games qualification process.

In the men’s C1 category, Canada’s Ross Wilson of Sherwood Park, AB excelled in his career first World Cup race, posting the third fastest time of the group. Jaye Milley of Calgary, AB, a previous World Cup and World Championships medallist, finished eighth.

In the tricycle category, the two Canadian athletes – Marie-Eve Croteau of Québec, QC (T2) and reigning World Champion Shelley Gauthier of Toronto, ON (T1) – went on to step on the podium their respective time trial races, with Gauthier taking the top spot. With the results, both athletes secured the highly coveted white jersey, awarded to the World Cup champion.

The men’s tandem of Daniel Chalifour and pilot Alexandre Gauthier finished fourth, less than five seconds off the podium.

The road races will take place Saturday and Sunday.

RESULTS – TIME TRIALS – 2014 UCI PARA-CYCLING WORLD CUP FINALS
Women – BVI
1. TURNHAM, Lora (GREAT BRITAIN) 29:12.60
2. KANUMA, Yurie (JAPAN) 29:25.32 +12.72
3. PODKOSCIELNA, Iwona (POLAND) 30:25.44 +1:12.84
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6. RYAN, Shawna (CANADA) 30:47.84 +1:35.24

Women T1
1. GAUTIER, Shelley (CANADA) 24:45.87
2. PEROVA, Svetlana (RUSSIA) 30:37.50 +5:51.63
3. MATICKOVA, Simona (SLOVAKIA) 34:50.36 +10:04.49

Women T2
1. COOKE, Carol (AUSTRALIA) 18:36.56
2. CROTEAU, Marie-Eve (CANADA) 20:06.75 +1:30.19
3. CARINUS, Madre (SOUTH AFRICA) 23:29.35 +4:52.79

Women C4
1. MORELLI, Shawn (USA) 34:03.72
2. GREEN, Alexandra (AUSTRALIA) 34:09.84 +6.12
3. POWELL, Susan (AUSTRALIA) 34:24.53 +20.81
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5. MOLNAR, Marie-Claude (CANADA) 36:11.39 +2:07.67

Women C5
1. HARKOWSKA, Anna (POLAND) 32:01.68
2. NEIMANAS, Greta (USA) 32:23.51 +21.83
3. BRACHTENDORF, Kerstin (GERMANY) 32:38.75 +37.07
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6. CLERMONT, Nicole (CANADA) 33:03.72 +1:02.04

Women H3
1. BRELSFORD DANA, Alicia (USA) 18:34.29 0.00
2. KALUZA, Renata (POLAND) 18:42.31 +8.02
3. DARKE, Karen (GREAT BRITAIN) 18:57.17 +22.88
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8. ADAM, Myriam (CANADA) 22:36.74 +4:02.45

Men – BVI
1. AVILA RODRIGUEZ, Ignacio / FONT BERTOLI, Joan (SPAIN) 26:05.61
2. TER SCHURE, Vincent / FRANSEN, Timo (INDEPENDENT) 26:13.01 +7.40
3. GONZALEZ GARCIA, Carlos / MARTIN INFANTE, Noel (SPAIN) 26:19.61 +14.00
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4. CHALIFOUR, Daniel / CLOUTIER, Alexandre (CANADA) 26:24.78 +19.17

Men C1
1. MENDEZ FERNANDEZ, Juan Jose (SPAIN) 31:32.56
2. TEUBER, Michael (GERMANY) 32:16.22 +43.66
3. ROSS, Wilson (CANADA) 32:34.23 +1:01.67
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8. MILLEY, Jaye (CANADA) 35:14.53 +3:41.97

Men C3
1. USTINOV, Sergey (RUSSIA) 30:08.76
2. NICHOLAS, David (AUSTRALIA) 30:16.63 +0:08
3. FUJITA, Masaki (JAPAN) 30:34.58 +0:26
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8. SAMETZ, Michael (CANADA) 30:50.14 +0:41

Men H2
1. GROULX, William (USA) 17:49.03
2. MAZZONE, Luca (ITALY) 17:50.45 +1.42
3. LION, Yaakov (ISRAEL) 19:26.86 +1:37.83
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8. LABBE, Robert (CANADA) 21:29.01 +3:39.98

Men H3
1. LACHENAUER, William (USA) 15:31.93
2. PODESTA, Vittorio (ITALY) 15:40.32 +8.39
3. MC CREADIE, Stuart (SOUTH AFRICA) 15:45.97 +14.04
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8. MOREAU, Charles (CANADA) 16:26.89 +54.96
9. BEGGS, Mark (CANADA) 16:33.78 +1:01.85
20. HYNDMAN, Alex (CANADA) 17:45.04 +2:13.11

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