Quick facts

Birthdate

April 11, 1982

Birthplace

Victoriaville, QC

Residence

Victoriaville, QC

Sport

Para Cycling

Classification

H3

Experience

Rio 2016

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Charles Moreau showed he is still a medal contender at the biggest events in Para road cycling with a fourth place in the H3 (handcycle) men’s time trial at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He missed the podium by a mere 0.08 seconds.

He is also a two-time Paralympian (2016 and 2020). At Rio 2016 Moreau was one of Canada’s top riders earning bronze in both the time trial and road race. His success continued a year later with a bronze medal performance in the time trial at the world championships. 

In his return to competition for the first time since 2019,  Moreau produced a fourth-place finish in the time trial at the 2021 Para cycling road world championships held in June 2021. A few weeks later he competed at his second Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020. 

In 2019, he also ranked third in the World Cup standings in the H3 handcycle classification and was named the 2019 Para cyclist of the year by the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes. 

He completed the 2018 World Cup season finishing a career-best second overall in the men’s H3 which included two victories in time trial races.

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.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020 and 2016 Paralympic Games (two bronze in 2016)…. 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023 world championships… two bronze medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games… Silver medallist at the 2009 Para triathlon world championships…fourth at the 2010, 2011, 2012 Para triathlon worlds

PERSONAL
One of seven children (four boys, three girls)… Graduated in chiropractic at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières… 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships, time trial 4th 
2023 World Championships, road race, 22nd
2021 Paralympic Games, road race, 10th
2021 Paralympic Games, time trial, 16th
2021 World Championships, time trial 4th 
2019 World Championships, road race, 4th 
2019 World Championships, time trial, 5th 
2018 World Cup (Baie-Comeau, CAN), time trial 1st
2018 World Road Championships, time trial, 11th
2018 World Road Championships, road race, 6th
2018 World Cup (Emmen, NED), time trial, 1st
2017 World Road Championships, time trial, 3rd 
2017 World Road Championships, road race, 7th 
2016 Paralympic Games, road race, 3rd
2016 Paralympic Games, time trial, 3rd
2016 World Cup (BEL) time trial, 1st
2015 Parapan American Games, time trial, 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games, road race, 3rd
2014 World Championships, time trial 7th

 

Paralympic Medals

2