Quick facts

Birthdate

July 26, 1973

Hometown

Blainville, QC

Residence

Blainville, QC

Sport

Para Cycling

Experience

Lima 2019

After his motorcross accident in 2010, Patrick Desnoyers enjoyed success in Para ice hockey. He competed at three Canadian championships with Team Quebec. He also purchased a bike over that period to keep active. He attended a Canadian Paralympic Committee Paralympian Search event in Montreal and was encouraged to pursue Para cycling.

By 2018, the handcyclist competed in the U.S. and Canada and earned his first medals. He was also on Canada’s team in 2018 for the World Cup in Baie-Comeau, Que.

PERSONAL

Fractured two vertebraes in a motorcross accident in 2010 which damaged his spinal cord which initially left him a paraplegic… After a two year rehab his condition improved…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 Canadian championships road race 1st
  • 2019 Canadian championships time trial 1st
  • 2018 World Cup (CAN) road race 6th
  • 2018 World Cup (CAN) time trial 6th