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Canadian Para Squad Back on Home Soil for the UCI World Cup & the UCI World Championships

Ottawa, ON (July 29, 2022) – After two rounds of the Para-cycling World Cup in Europe that saw athletes bring home medals, the squad is now heading back home for the last World Cup of the season in Quebec City, QC on August 4-7, before heading to Baie-Comeau, QC for the UCI World Championships taking place on August 12-15.

With a total of 10 medals earned during this year’s World Cup season, Canadian athletes are looking forward to racing on home soil and in front of a home crowd to showcase their talent. Leading the team will be Paralympic & World Cup medallists Charles Moreau, Matthew Kinnie, Keely Shaw and Shelley Gautier. Joining the squad are fellow Paralympians, Joey Desjardins and Alex Hyndman.

“We’re really excited for our athletes to race on home soil and race in front of a home crowd” said Emily O’Connor, Director of High-Performance Operations at Cycling Canada. “Some of our athletes attended the Paralympic Games last year and their families couldn’t witness their talent because of the restrictions, so for our athletes to have that support at home just makes it that more special.”

A total of 19 Canadian athletes are set to take part in the World Cup, with 14 of them also being part of the World Championships team.

World Cup racing will begin on Thursday August 4th with the Time Trial event, while the World Championships races will start on Thursday August 11th for four days of competitions. Full results for the World Cup will be posted here and a livestream of the World Championships will be available, details coming soon.

Team Canada

Louis Albert Corriveau Jolin – T2 – Sainte-Claire, QC
Nathan Clement – T1-2 – Vancouver, BC*
Joey Desjardins – H3 – Hawkesbury, ON
Kara Douville – H4 – Calgary, AB
Thuy Do – T2 – Ottawa, ON*
Shelley Gautier – T1 – Toronto, ON
Alexandre Hayward – C2 – Quispamsis, NB
Alex Hyndman – H3 – Morpeth, ON
Matthew Kinnie – H2 – Riverview, NB
Benoit Lalumière Cloutier (pilot: Maximilien Moreau) – Tandem – Montréal, QC*
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 – Longueuil, QC
Charles Moreau – H3 – Victoriaville, QC
Mel Pemble – C3 – Victoria, BC*
Keely Shaw – C4 – Midale, SK
Carla Shibley (pilot: Meghan Brown) – Tandem – Calgary, AB
Lowell Taylor (pilot: Benoît Lussier) – Tandem – Lethbridge, AB
* Only attending the World Cup

Source: Cycling Canada

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