Charles Moreau is an accomplished athlete and a burgeoning chiropractor. After a serious car accident left him a paraplegic in January 2008, Moreau was able to resume his athletic career by the end of that year. He quickly excelled in para triathlon (he was a triathlete before his accident) and won the silver medal at the 2009 World Championships, followed by fourth-place finishes at the following three worlds.
One of the events in the TRI-1 para triathlon is hand cycling and in 2013, Moreau decided to focus solely on that sport in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Moreau produced a strong 2014 season where he placed seventh in both the time trial and road race at the UCI World Championships in South Carolina. That performance came on the heels of winning his first Canadian title which he earned in the time trial despite a tough course and record 12-man field in addition to his chain coming off twice.
In 2015, he won two bronze medals on the World Cup in addition to two bronze medals, in the road race and time trial, at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
In 2016 at his only World Cup event, Moreau took gold in the time trial and fourth in the road after mechanical difficulties. Another 2016 highlight was the birth of his first child upon his return from the World Cup.
Moreau studied chiropractic at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and would like to return to his chosen profession once he reaches his athletic goals.
Two bronze medals at Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games… Silver medallist at the 2009 para-triathlon world championships…fourth at the 2010, 2011, 2012 para-triathlon worlds
One of seven children (four boys, three girls)… his younger brother Maximilien is a serious duathlete… holds annual fundraiser in Victoriaville which passed the $40,000 mark for first time in 2014.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2016 World Cup (BEL) road race, 4th
2016 World Cup (BEL) time trial, 1st
2015 Parapan American Games, time trial, 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games, road race, 3rd
2015 World Cup (SWI), time trial 3rd
2015 World Cup (ITA), time trial 3rd
2014 World Championships, road race 7th
2014 World Championships, time trial 7th