CANADA SENDS STRONG TEAM TO PARA WORLD CUP #3

Emmen, NED, June 29, 2017 – The Canadian Para-cycling team returns to Europe this weekend for Round 3 of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Emmen, Netherlands, on June 30th to July 2nd.  Canada will take 17 athletes to this event, the final international competition before the world championships.

“As we are heading to the last World Cup before World Championships, we are looking forward to see where we stand against the international field to allow us to put the finishing touches on our preparation towards South Africa in September,” explains Sebastien Travers, Head Coach.  “This event will also involve a group of Next Gen athletes, who will be there to try to achieve Top 10 performances as well as meet the National Team A standard.”

Included on the team are multi-time world champion and Paralympian Shelley Gautier of Toronto in the T1 category, plus Rio Paralympians Marie-Claude Molnar (C4 category), Nicole Clermont (C5), Robbi Weldon and Audrey Lemieux (Tandem), Shawna Ryan and Joanie Caron (Tandem), Charles Moreau (H3), Ross Wilson (C1) and Michael Sametz (C3).  Most riders will compete in both the road race and individual time trial competitions.

Women
Shelley Gautier (T1) Toronto, ON
Marie-Claude Molnar (C4) St Hubert, QC
Nicole Clermont (C5) St Denis de Brompton, QC
Robbi Weldon (Tandem) Ottawa, ON
Audrey Lemieux (Tandem Pilot) Montreal, QC
Shawna Ryan (Tandem) Saskatoon, SK
Joanie Caron (Tandem Pilot) Rimouski, QC
Cindy Morin (Tandem) Levis, QC
Anais Courteille (Tandem Pilot) Gatineau, QC

Men
Matthieu Croteau Daigle (Tandem) Sherbrooke, QC
Benoit Lussier (Tandem Pilot) Montreal, QC
Ross Wilson (C1) Sherwood Park, AB
Michael Sametz (C3) Calgary, AB
Charles Moreau (H3) Victoriaville, ON
Alexander Hyndman (H3) Morpeth, ON
Joey Desjardins (H3) Hawksbury, ON
Mike Shetler (T2) Montreal, QC

Reposted from Cycling Canada: http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/sport/para-cycling/news/canada-sends-strong-team-to-para-world-cup-3/

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