After winning five medals in the time trial events at the first round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, Belgium, Canada added a third gold medal and a bronze medal in the road races on Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6.
Shelley Gautier of Toronto, Ontario, the world champion in the women’s T1 category, added the road race gold to the time trial gold she had already won. Tristen Chernove, the men’s C2 world champion, took the bronze medal in his road race, to add to the silver he had already won in the time trial.
“It was a beautiful day; you couldn’t ask for a nicer day to ride,” said Chernove. “I’m thrilled to be on the podium and it was a bit of a surprise, because I let myself get frustrated with a saddle that slipped down and resulted in an awkward pedaling position. I also chose a poor line in the sprint finish and got boxed in a bit, so I’m happy to be on the podium.”
In other results, Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Quebec, finished just off the podium in the men’s H3 road race after winning silver in the time trial. Three riders finished sixth in their respective road races – Marie-Claude Molnar [C4 women], Nicole Clermont [C5 women] and Joey Desjardins [H3 men].
Canada finished the World Cup with three gold, three silver and one bronze medal.
Source: Cycling Canada
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