Ottawa ON (September 6, 2019) – After a successful summer campaign, Cycling Canada is pleased to announce the team of 11 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Emmen, Netherlands, from September 11-15. All athletes are scheduled to compete in both Time Trial and Road Race events.
“The Canadian Para team is excited to race in Emmen for the main event of the 2019 season,” said Sebastien Travers, Para Head Coach for Cycling Canada. “This year’s team is comprised mostly of veterans, with the addition of Kara Douville, World Cup medalist in the H4 class. It also marks the return of former World Champion Marie-Êve Croteau, who will race her first Worlds since 2014. We are looking forward to key performances from our athletes, with a great focus on medal contention as well as Paralympic qualification points.”
The team will be led by two defending world champions – Shelley Gautier, who is undefeated since 2010 in the Women’s T1 category and Tristen Chernove, in the Men’s C2. Last year’s ITT champion, Michael Sametz (C3) will be unable to defend his title due to injury.
Shelley Gautier – T1 [Toronto, ON]
Keely Shaw – C4 [Saskatoon, SK]
Kara Douville – H4 [Calgary, AB]
Marie-Eve Croteau – T2 [Quebec City, QC]
Daniel Chalifour – Tandem [Mont-Laurier, QC]
Jean Michel Lachance – Tandem Pilot [Quebec City, QC]
Tristen Chernove – C2 [Cranbrook, BC]
Joey Desjardins – H3 [Hawkesbury, ON]
Alex Hyndman – H3 [Morpeth, ON]
Charles Moreau – H3 [Victoriaville, QC]
Ross Wilson – C1 [Sherwood Park, AB]
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High-Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country.