Tristen Chernove

Tristen Chernove

Tristen Chernove is a new face in para-cycling and he is already a world champion. In fact, Chernove took gold in the individual pursuit and the 1000-m time trial at the 2016 World Track Para-cycling Championships in March 2016. That was just months after earning two track para-cycling medals in his Canadian track championships debut.

He also displayed his talents on the road this year with golden performances in the road race and time trial at a World Cup para-cycling event in Belgium in May 2016.

Chernove has had a passion for cycling his whole life. When he was diagnosed in 2009 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease which affects his lower legs, he decided to take up competitive cycling to see how his body would respond to intense physical efforts. The degenerative but non-life threatening disease causes symptoms similar to muscular dystrophy. Chernove believes his lifelong passion for sport and exercise has helped to slow the symptoms of CMT.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 World track champion in the individual pursuit and kilo.

PERSONAL

He owns an airport management company, Elevate Airports Inc. and operates the Canadian Rockies International Airport … Married with two young daughters aged six and nine… Former paddle sports racer… in 2001, he broke his back going through the windshield of a bus that went down a river bank in Mexico… passion for fundraising for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, which fundraises for CMT research.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 World Cup (BEL) time trial 1st

2016 World Cup (BEL) road race 1st

2016 World Track Championships individual pursuit 1st

2016 World Track Championships 1000-m time trial 1st

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2016 Rio ParalympicsCycling - RoadIndividual Time Trial - Mengold
2016 Rio ParalympicsCycling - TrackIndividual Pursuit - Mensilver
2016 Rio ParalympicsCycling - TrackKilo - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 15
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Men 1
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Men 2
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Track Kilo - Men 3