Quick facts

Birthdate

July 17, 1973

Birthplace

Beloeil, Que.

Residence

Beloeil, Que.

Sport

Para Cycling

Experience

Santiago 2023

Tarek Dahab, a former police officer, only started Para cycling in early 2023. 

He was on both the track and the road at the UCI Cycling World Championships held that year in Glasgow, Scotland. 

In the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Dahab grazed the podium reaching the men’s one kilo final and placing fourth. Of note, Dahab was the only rider in the final to improve his time from the prelims.

He also raced in the individual pursuit, the scratch race, the Omnium and the team relay on the track. The C2 rider then showed his versatility with strong performances in the time trial and road races.

It was in 2017 that Dahab was diagnosed with life-altering injuries. He was hit by a car while cycling in the bike lane.

He was just finishing his ride, about one kilometre from home. Dahab was dragged while under the car but luckily neither of his legs were fractured. 

He underwent eight surgeries for his neck and broken vertebrae. Dahab emerged able to walk on his own power.
Before his accident, he was a police officer with the City of Montreal.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2023 UCI Cycling World Championships… 

PERSONAL
In 2017 suffered life-altering injuries when he was hit by a car while cycling on a bike path…Worked as a police officer for the City of Montreal but was forced to retire due to his injuries…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2023 World Para track Championships, kilo, 4th
2023 World Para track Championships, Omnium, 8th
2023 World Para track Championships, team relay, 10th
2023 World Para track Championships, individual pursuit, 12th
2023 World Para track Championships, scratch race, 13th
2023 World Para road Championships, road race, 16th 
2023 World Para road Championships, time trial, 18th