MILTON, Ont. – Tristen Chernove and veteran rider Marie-Claude Molnar headline Canada’s team for the UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships from January 30 to February 2 in Milton, Ont., at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre
It is the first time the championships will be held in Canada.
More than 160 athletes from 32 countries are expected to compete including a six-member Canadian team.
Chernove, from Cranbrook, B.C., has earned at least one medal at every track worlds since 2016 including three at the last three worlds. In 2019, he won a gold, silver and bronze repeating his performance from 2018.
Also on the men’s side for Canada are individual pursuit world record holder Ross Wilson of Edmonton and visually impaired rider Lowell Taylor of Calgary and pilot Ed Veal of Toronto, a former national team rider.
For the women, Molnar, a two-time Paralympian from St-Hubert, Que., is joined by Keely Shaw of Midale, Sask., who is vying for her first Games appearance later this summer in Tokyo.
The track worlds are the last opportunity to qualify for the Paralympics in the track events.
“Racing on our home track in Milton is a privilege and will be a great way to showcase what our amazing athletes can achieve,’’ said Sébastien Travers, Cycling Canada’s Para cycling head coach.
“This event should trigger the much needed awareness around Para sports and more specifically Para cycling and we hope that it will be a driver for persons with disabilities to engage in sports and experience the uniqueness of competition.”
For tickets and more information visit 2020uciparatrack.com/.