CANADIAN PARA-CYCLISTS GEARING UP FOR WORLDS

August 26, 2014

Team Canada ready to compete in the biggest event of the 2014 road racing calendar

UCI medal

(Ottawa, ON – August 25, 2014) After successful World Cup events in Italy and Spain earlier this season, the Canadian Para-Cycling Team is determined to finish the UCI road season on a strong and positive note as the best in the world converge in Greenville, South Carolina for the 2014 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships from August 29th to September 1st.

After putting the final touches to their preparation in Bromont, QC, the team is now ready to take on the world with the goal of vying for podium honors and world titles all the while chasing valuable points to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. 

Canada presently sits in fourth position in the UCI Nations Ranking and will be counting on athletes, such as defending World Champion Shelley Gautier, to increase it’s ranking through world leading performances this coming weekend. Gautier won the White Jersey in 2014, awarded to the World Cup Champion for each category.

Other Canadians won medals on the Para-cycling Road World Cup this summer: Marie-Ève Croteau (Québec, QC), Jaye Milley (Calgary, AB), Ross Wilson (Sherwood Park, AB), Marie-Claude Molnar (St-Hubert, QC), Nicole Clermont (Sherbrooke, QC) as well as the men’s tandem formed by Daniel Chalifour (Mont-Laurier, QC) and Alexandre Cloutier (St-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC)

The fact that Cycling Canada can expect multiple medal performances in Greenville is greatly due to the support of its provincial associations, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Own the Podium. 

TEAM CANADA – 2014 UCI PARA-CYCLING ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Marie-Ève CROTEAU (T2 - Québec, QC) TT, RR

Shelley GAUTIER (T1 - Toronto, ON) TT, RR

Marie-Claude MOLNAR (C4 - St. Hubert, QC) TT, RR

Nicole CLERMONT (C5 - St. Denis de Brompton, QC) TT, RR

Robbi WELDON (B - Thunder Bay, ON) TT, RR

Lyne BESSETTE (Pilot - Bromont, QC) TT, RR

Shawna RYAN (B - Saskatoon, SK) TT, RR

Audrey LEMIEUX (Pilot - Montreal, QC) TT, RR

Myriam ADAM (H3 - St Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) TT, RR, Team Relay

 

Jaye MILLEY (C1 - Calgary, AB) TT, RR

Aroussen LAFLAMME (Pilot - St Augustin de Desmaures, QC) TT, RR

Alexandre CARRIER (B - Bromont, QC) TT, RR

Alexandre CLOUTIER (Pilot - St Antoine de Tilly, QC) TT, RR

Daniel CHALIFOUR (B - Mont Laurier, QC) TT, RR

Robert LABBÉ (H2 - Quebec, QC) TT, RR, Team Relay

Charles MOREAU (H3 - Trois-Rivières, QC) TT, RR, Team Relay

Mark BEGGS (H3 - Montreal, QC) TT, RR, Team Relay

Mark LEDO (H4 - Maple, ON) TT, RR, Team Relay

Ross WILSON (C1 - Sherwood Park, AB) TT, RR

Michael SAMETZ (C3 - Calgary, AB) TT, RR

Mathieu CROTEAU-DAIGLE (B - Thetford Mines, QC) TT, RR

Pierre-Olivier BOILY (Pilot – Sherbrooke, QC) TT, RR

 

ABOUT CYCLING CANADA

Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, the 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 be 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 community programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information, please visit: www.cyclingcanada.ca

 

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INFORMATION

Guy Napert-Frenette
Communications
Cycling Canada Cyclisme
Cell. 403 669-5015
guynf@performancepr.ca

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