Team Canada nominates 12 para-cyclists for Rio 2016

Marie-Claude Molnar, Charles Moreau and Marie-Ève Croteau
Marie-Claude Molnar, Charles Moreau and Marie-Ève Croteau

Cycling Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have announced the 12 athletes, six men and six women, nominated to represent their country in para-cycling at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

The Canadian team features five para-cyclists with Paralympic experience and two with Paralympic medals. Daniel Chalifour will be participating in his third Games while Robbi Weldon will enter Rio as the defending gold medalist in the women’s road race.

“Canada is fielding a large and accomplished team in para-cycling and we have a solid core of veterans to lead the way, along with talented newcomers,” Canada’s Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc said in a press release following the announcement.

Below is the full roster of Canadian para-cyclists as announced today:

Women

Nicole Clermont (Laval, Que.)
Marie-Ève Croteau (Quebec City)
Shelley Gautier (Toronto)
Audrey Lemieux (Alma, Que.) — pilot for Robbi Weldon
Marie-Claude Molnar (Lemoyne, Que.)
Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, Ont.)

Men

Daniel Chalifour (Ste-Thérèse, Que.)
Tristen Chernove (Cranbrook, B.C.)
Jean-Michel Lachance (Quebec City) — pilot for Daniel Chalifour
Charles Moreau (Victoriaville, Que.)
Michael Sametz (Calgary)
Ross Wilson (Edmonton)

Staff

Head Coach Sébastien Travers (Bromont, Que.)
Coaches Eric Van den Eynde (Longueuil, Que.)
Coach Cam Jennings (Edmonton, Alta.)

The track races will run from September 8th to 11th while the track events run September 14th to 17th.

Photo:  André Forget / Canadian Paralympic Committee

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