Baie-Comeau, QC (August 17, 2018) – Canada had a strong opening day to the third and final round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup on Thursday in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, with athletes winning two gold medals in competition.
World champion Shelley Gautier of Toronto continued her unbroken record for the 2018 World Cup in the women’s T1 time trial, while Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Quebec, won the men’s H3 category.
“It was a great race, especially winning at home,” said Moreau. “The residents of Baie-Comeau were very supportive, and I wanted to make up for the world championships here. The course was really nice and challenging, with a couple of technical parts and a steep hill; that’s the kind of course I like. I’m looking forward to the road race now, hopefully to be on the podium and get some points for Canada as we prepare for Tokyo [2020 Paralympics].”
In other competition, two Canadian riders joined Moreau in the top-10 for men’s H3, with Alex Hyndman of Morpeth, Ontario, finishing sixth, and Joey Desjardins of Hawkesbury, Ontario, finishing eighth. In the women’s H2 time trial, Holly Dapp of Fort Erie, Ontario, finished second. Marie-Eve Croteau of Quebec City finished fourth in women’s T2, and in women’s H3, Myrian Adam was fifth, while Camille Rene was seventh. In the men’s T2 time trial, Louis-Albert Corriveau Jolin was seventh.
Competition continues on Friday with the time trial events for Tandem and Cycle categories.
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