CANADA SENDS TEAM OF 29 RIDERS TO BAIE-COMEAU PARA WORLD CUP

Baie-Comeau, QC (August 16, 2018) – After a strong showing at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, where Canada won seven medals, including four gold, Cycling Canada will conclude the para-cycling road season on home soil in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, for the third and final round of the Road World Cup. Canada will send a team of 29 riders across all categories, including the three newly titled world champions.

“We are very excited to race on home soil in Baie-Comeau,” said Sebastien Travers, national para-cycling coach at Cycling Canada. “Coming back from a strong Road World Championships, we look forward to performing at home. This World Cup is also an amazing opportunity for NextGen and Devo athletes to be exposed to their first international events. The people of Baie-Comeau have been invested in this event since 2010 and we can’t wait to go back!”

The team will be led world champions Shelley Gautier of Toronto, double gold medalist at the world championships in Women’s T1; Tristen Chernove of Cranbrook, BC, gold and silver medalist in Men’s C2; and Michael Sametz of Calgary, gold medalist in Men’s C3.

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

Women
Myriam Adam – H3 [Saguenay, QC]
Annie Bouchard – Tandem [Baie-St-Paul, QC]
Evelyne Gagnon – Tandem Pilot [Montreal, QC]
Nicole Clermont – C5 [St-Denis-de-Brompton, QC]
Marie-Eve Croteau – T2 [Quebec City, QC]
Holly Dapp – H2 [Fort Erie, ON]
Kara Douville – H4 [Calgary, AB]
Shelley Gautier – T1 [Toronto, ON]
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 [St Hubert, QC]
Carla Shibley – Tandem [Calgary, AB]
Erin Ruttan – Tandem Pilot [Calgary, AB]
Robbi Weldon – Tandem [Ottawa, ON]
Anais Courteille – Tandem Pilot [Gatineau, QC]

Men
Daniel Chalifour – Tandem [Mont-Laurier, QC]
Jean Michel Lachance – Tandem Pilot [Quebec City, QC]
Tristen Chernove – C2 [Cranbrook, BC]
Matthieu Croteau Daigle – Tandem [Sherbrooke, QC]
Benoit Lussier – Tandem Pilot [Montreal, QC]
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]
Eric Page – H2 [Gatineau, QC]
Michael Sametz – C3 [Calgary, AB]
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. Founded in 1882, Cycling Canada aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship medal performances. With the vision of being a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased national participation and world class event hosting, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau, lululemon, 4iiii, Argon18 and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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

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