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Riders to watch at the 2017 national paracycling road championships

Top athletes to compete in Bromont starting Wednesday

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A who’s-who of Canada’s top paracyclists will descend on Bromont, Que., this week for the 2017 Global Relay paracycling road championships.

Time trial events will start the week’s competition on Wednesday, followed by Thursday’s road race. For the former, riders will follow an out-and-back route on Boulevard de l’Innovation and Boulevard de Montreal, in 10-, 15- and 20-km distances. The road race, meanwhile, will be a longer haul, covering 30 to 80 km on a 10-km course along Chemin Adamsville.

Riders in attendance, some of whom represented Canada at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, include:

Michael Sametz (men’s C3)
Charles Moreau, Alex Hyndman and Joey Desjardins (men’s H3)
Shelley Gautier (women’s T1)
Marie-Claude Molnar (women’s C4)
Nicole Clermont (women’s C5)
Shawna Ryan and Joanie Caron (women’s tandem)
Matthieu Croteau-Daigle and Benoit Lussier (men’s tandem)

“The 2017 paracycling road championships held in Bromont will be the opportunity to see selected athletes for road worlds and newcomers competing together before the beginning of the WCC prep camp,” said Arnaud Litou, parcycling high-performance manager at Cycling Canada.

“Despite the fact that the championship is taking place midweek,” Litou added, “we are expecting athletes coming from all over Canada for this event. We would like to thank the CNCB for organizing the paracycling road championships.”