Rico Morneau

Rico started cycling in 2004 and shortly after that he moved up to competing at a professional level in 2005. In 2003, Rico was in a car accident that caused a spinal cord injury. After his accident, Rico tried many different sports and fell in love with cycling; he was very good at it so he kept on. His greatest challenge in cycling has been trying to find new ways to perform his best. His motto is “Never give up!” and this value permeates everything Rico does; he makes it to the end and pushes hard. Sport has challenged Rico to push to surpass himself.

Rico is a member of Cycling Club Veloselect in Châteauguay, Québec where he practices with fellow cyclists. Cycling is a full-time job for Rico and he trains seven days a week. He has no single favourite moment in his career; in every race he races with his heart and gives all he has. Rico has competed in numerous World Cups, World Championships, and Beijing 2008 Paralympics, where he placed ninth in both the time trial and road race. He has been the Canadian Champion, received many medals from international competitions and won Gold at the World Cup Piacenza 2009. Looking ahead to Guadalajara 2011 and London 2012, Rico wants only one thing: the gold medal. Coach Eric Van den Eynde will be leading Rico to the podium in Guadalajara 2011 and London 2012.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsCycling - RoadTime Trial - Hand Cycle - Openbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 4
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Time Trial - Hand Cycle - Open 3
Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 9
2008 Beijing Paralympics Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Men 9