Tristen Chernove made his first big impact at the 2016 Paralympic Games earning three medals - one of each colour - to highlight a nine-medal performance for the Para cycling squad.
His success continued in 2017 as he swept gold in all his races at both the world track championships and world road championships. In 2018, he earned another medal set at the 2018 track worlds and collected a gold and silver at the road worlds.
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.