Ottawa, ON (March 11, 2019) – Cycling Canada is sending a small but powerful team of four athletes to the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, on March 14-17.
“We look forward to racing in Apeldoorn again, as we have had success on this track in the past,” says Sebastien Travers, Para-cycling head coach at Cycling Canada. “The 2019 Track World Championships will be a great way of evaluating how our athletes stack up against the world. Our eyes are set on Tokyo and we will use Apeldoorn to refine our processes, fine-tune our preparation, equipment and strategies in the final push towards the Games.”
In addition to Time Trial, Pursuit and Scratch Race events, the 2019 world championships will add the Flying 200 metre time trial, so that a comprehensive Omnium standing can be awarded.
The team will be led by defending world champion Tristen Chernove, who won the 2018 world title in the Men’s C2 Pursuit, took the silver medal in the Time Trial and bronze in the Scratch Race. For the men, he will be joined by C1 rider Ross Wilson, who won the silver medal in the Pursuit last year.
In the Women’s C4 category, Canada will be represented by Marie-Claude Molnar and Keely Shaw. Molnar finished fourth and Shaw fifth in the Pursuit at last year’s world championships.
Marie-Claude Molnar – St-Hubert, QC [Women’s C4 500m time trial, Pursuit, Scratch, Omnium]
Keely Shaw – Saskatoon, SK [Women’s C4 Flying 200m time trial, Pursuit]
Ross Wilson – Sherwood Park, AB [Men’s C1 1000m time trial, Pursuit, Scratch, Omnium]
Tristen Chernove – Cranbrook, BC [Men’s C2 1000m time trial, Pursuit, Scratch, Omnium]
Source: Cycling Canada
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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. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau, lululemon, 4iiii, Argon18 and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.