March 10, 2017 (Los Angeles, California) – Team Canada continues to show its talent and depth on the track following the Para Track World Championships recently held in Los Angeles, California from March 2-5. Canadian riders took home four golds and three silvers for a total of seven medals. The team also finished with strong top-10 finishes in many disciplines.
Day 1 of competition saw Tristen Chernove of Cranbrook, BC successfully defended his Men’s C2 1000 metre Time Trial with a time of 1:15.005 seconds while Ross Wilson, of Sherwood Park, Alberta had a winning time of 1:18.925 seconds, over three seconds faster than silver medalist Darcy Thompson of Australia.
“Tristen rode very well also to win his second title at the Kilo. Coming back from a viral infection, he really managed to pull it off, with the help of his personal coach Guillaume Plourde,” said Travers.
“Marie-Claude’s 500m was very well executed,” shared Travers, “With a personal best on her opening lap.”
According to Travers, the team is now in Temecula, California, where they are holding a 16-day training camp to prepare for the upcoming Track World Cups in Maniago, Italy and Oostend, Belgium in May.
Canadian Medals at 2017 Para Track World Championship Medals
Tristen Chernove – C2 Men’s 1000 metre Time Trial – GOLD
Ross Wilson – C1 Men’s 1000 metre Time Trial – GOLD
Ross Wilson – C1 Men’s 3000 metre Individual Pursuit – GOLD
Tristen Chernove – C2 Men’s 3000 metre Individual Pursuit – GOLD
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 Women’s 500 metre Time Trial – SILVER
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 Women’s 3000 metre Individual Pursuit – SILVER
Marie-Claude Molnar – C4 Women’s Scratch Race – SILVER