Posted by Editoress on 01/16/20
For the first time, the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships are coming to Canadian soil. The top para-cyclists from Canada and across the globe will be competing for the rainbow jersey on the boards of the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario, from January 30th to February 2nd. In total, over 160 athletes from 32 nations will race for the rainbow stripes.
Team Canada will be sending a talent-loaded squad, led by Scratch Race world champion Tristen Chernove and Individual Pursuit world record holder Ross Wilson. Rounding out Team Canada will be Paralympian Marie-Claude Molnar, as well as Keely Shaw, Lowell Taylor and his pilot Ed Veal.
"Track Worlds is the last track qualifying event for the Tokyo Paralympics and we are on track for great performances by our Canadian athletes," said Sébastien Travers, head coach of para-cycling for Cycling Canada. "Racing on our home track in Milton is a privilege and will be a great way to showcase what our amazing athletes can achieve. This event should trigger much needed awareness around para sports and, more specifically, para-cycling, and we hope that it will be a driver for persons with disabilities to engage in sports and experience the uniqueness of competition."
This marks Canada's second consecutive year hosting a UCI cycling world championships, after an extremely successful mountain bike competition in Mont-Sainte-Anne in late August, and will be the first world championships to be hosted at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre since its inauguration in 2015.
Spectators will be able to take in the unique atmosphere of world championship track cycling event while enjoying concessions and beverages from Steam Whistle and Fat Tire, as well as expos from several high profile brands.
For tickets and more information visit 2020uciparatrack.com.
Tristen Chernove - Cranbrook, BC
Ross Wilson - Sherwood Park, AB
Lowell Taylor & Ed Veal - Lethbridge, AB & Queensville, ON
Marie-Claude Molnar - Longueuil, QC
Keely Shaw - Saskatoon, SK
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