Posted by Editoress on 08/13/19
Team Canada concluded the third and final round of the Para-cycling Road World Cup with seven medals, including three gold, three silver and one bronze medal. On Sunday, the final day of competition, Canadian riders added gold, silver and bronze medals to their total. Shelley Gautier took her second gold medal of the weekend in the Women's T1 category, while Marie-Claude Molnar finished second in the Women's C4 road race, adding a silver medal to the gold she won in the time trial. In the Men's C2 road race, Tristen Chernove won a bronze medal to go with the silver he won in the time trial. Chernove also won the overall World Cup title for C2 men.
"Today's race was the epitome of why we do this," said Chernove. "Seeing what challenges are ahead and making the best of every situation. Unfortunately, I discovered early in the race that I had a bike issue and couldn't get into my big ring [gear]. So, I had to spin really fast, and I knew the sprint would be a challenge. But I knew I had to do everything to get on that podium, regardless of the adversity, and secure the overall win of the World Cup, which is what this weekend was all about."
"Today's race was not easy," admitted Molnar, "but I'm proud of the work and effort I demonstrated in the race. There are some things I will have to work on and I'll be back for more road races."
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