June 20, 2013 (St-Georges, QC) – The peloton just got stronger. Louis Garneau, Olympian and businessman, will be on the start line of the pro road race at the 2013 Canadian Championships. Garneau, 54 years old, is registered to be riding the grueling 187km race beside his own cycling team, Garneau-Quebecor Cycling Team, with among them many riders who will be motivated to beat their boss at the finish line.
“I’ve always dreamed of being pro, but in my time, going the Olympics meant we had to remain amateur. That’s why on Saturday, I’ll be fulfilling my dream of competing as a pro, and what’s more, I’ll be doing it as the oldest pro on the planet, according to the UCI!,” said Louis Garneau. “As well as realizing my dream, I’m also happy to do this race to support my team. My game plan is to race for 60 minutes, then I’ll go see the finish, just for the fun of it!”
Garneau makes a very brief return on the competitive cycling scene. Tuesday night, Garneau raced the Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine and has a message to send: cycling has many health benefits, for all age groups.
Cycling Canada wishes best of luck to Louis Garneau in the Canadian Championships race.