Joanie Caron started cycling at age 20 to maintain fitness following an injury in track and field. A veteran individual rider on the pro circuit, she decided to undertake a new challenge in 2015 as a pilot. Her first partner was Robbi Weldon and they raced two World Cup events. She then joined forces with visually-impaired rider Shawna Ryan to win the bronze medal in the mixed time trial at the Parapan American Games in Toronto.
The biggest influence in Caron’s career is American cyclist Tina Pic because she is generous with her advice and expertise. She also credits her track and field coach Jeannot Langlois, who often reminds her it is not only the results that count.
2015 Parapan American Games…
Graduated in kinesiology at université Laval in 2013…Still races pro for DNA Cycling based in Salt Lake City… Raced professionally in 2016 for the American-based team Fearless Femmes…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
(with Shawna Ryan)
2016 World Cup (BEL), road race 10th
2016 World Cup (Bel), time trial 9th
2015 Parapan American Games mixed road race 6th
2015 Parapan American Games mixed time trial 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games time trial on track 4th
(with Robbi Weldon)
2015 World Cup (ITA), road race 9th
2015 World Cup (ITA), time trial 7th
2015 World Cup (SWI), road race 8th
2015 World Cup (SWI), time trial 5th