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BC’s Pemble Pedals for Canada at Para Track Worlds in Brazil

Team Canada Heads to Brazil for the 2024 Para Track World Championships

Cycling Canada is sending a team of six athletes to compete at the 2024 UCI Para-Track World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, BRA, on March 20-24 with sights set on the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.All glorious at the Parapan American Games in Santiago, CHE, in Nov. 2023, medallists Alexandre Hayward, Mel Pemble and Keely Shaw will be on hand, hoping to impress the crowds once again.

Two-time world champion in the C3 women’s omnium, Pemble will have big ambitions, looking to add another rainbow jersey to her collection.

“Coming into my third World Championships, I feel like I’m in a better headspace than I was before heading into the 2023 Worlds, because I’ve had that experience of coming in with medals under my belt,” said Pemble. “There’s also the fact that it’s a Games year and there’s added pressure to keep up those performances in the Paralympic events to secure that spot for Paris, but I’d also like to push to keep my Omnium crown. It’s going to be a different approach going in with an even bigger race on the horizon.”

Compatriots and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic medallists Kate O’Brien and Shaw will build on the momentum of silver medals won at the World Championships in Glasgow in Aug. 2023, in the time trial and individual pursuit respectively, both in the women’s C4 category. After months of intensive training, the duo of Lowell Taylor and Ed Veal will also be ready to compete in the men’s B category.

Racing starts on March 20 and continues over the weekend. All information, including start lists and live timing, is available here.

Team Canada 

Alexandre Hayward (MC3)
Kate O’Brien (WC4)
Mel Pemble (WC3)
Keely Shaw (WC4)
Lowell Taylor / Ed Veal (MB)

Source: Cycling Canada

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