Ostend, Belgium (May 20, 2019) – Canada added three road race medals on the weekend to the four it had already won in the time trial events at Round 2 of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, Belgium. Shelley Gautier took her second silver medal in the women’s T1 division, while Joey Desjardins (men’s H3) and Tristen Chernove (men’s C2) each took bronze. Over the course of four days, Canada won five silver medals and two bronze; one more than a week earlier at the first World Cup of the season.

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Head Para coach Sebastien Travers said, “It was a very good competition for our squad here in Belgium.  All national team athletes were able to convert results into UCI points, which are critical for our Paralympic qualification. This is promising as these results came from both our Elite national team athletes and our development group in the Next Gen program. We are leaving Belgium with two World Cup leaders in Tristen and Shelley, who are looking forward to defend their titles in Baie-Comeau.”

Silver – Shelley Gautier (ITT, Road Race), Charles Moreau (ITT), Tristen Chernove (ITT), Ross Wilson (ITT)
Bronze – Tristen Chernove (Road Race), Joey Desjardins (Road Race)

Source: Cycling Canada

About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country. Cycling Canada programs are made possible through the support of its valued corporate partners – Global Relay, Lexus Canada, Mattamy Homes, Louis Garneau, lululemon, 4iiii, Argon18 and Bear Mountain Resort – along with the Government of Canada, Own The Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

Sp’akw’us 50 to host 2019 BC XCM Provincial Championships | Stomp Classic Cancelled

In light of the recent cancellation of the 2019 Stomp Classic Cross-country Marathon (XCM) mountain bike race on July 14 in Kamloops, Cycling BC will be moving the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships to the Sp’akw’us 50 on June 15 in Squamish.

Event organizers of the Stomp Classic made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 edition of the event due to personal matters but have indicated that the Stomp Classic will return in 2020.  As the Stomp Classic was supposed to be both a BC Cup race and host of the 2019 BC XCM Provincial Championships, its cancellation at this point in the season has left Cycling BC to find a new host for the provincial championships.

Fortunately, the organizers of the Sp’akw’us Challenge, a 2-day Mountain Bike Stage Race, have stepped up big time to host the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships at the Sp’akw’us 50 on Saturday, June 15 – Day 1 of the 2-day event.

For those wanting more of a challenge beyond the BC Championships race or who just can’t get enough of Squamish, BC’s world-famous trails, the second day of racing offers a shorter, less technical 35km race course. While only the longer course will count towards the BC Championships, the two events combined, Sp’akw’us 50 (Saturday) and Sp’akw’us 35 (Sunday), make up the Sp’akw’us Challenge.

Cycling BC would like to thank the organizers of Sp’akw’us for hosting the 2019 XCM Provincial Championships on short notice and encourages everybody to sign up and register for the race.

2019 BC Provincial Championship Categories include:

Junior Men (17 and 18 years old)
Junior Women (17 and 18 years old)
Elite Men(riders with Elite:Elite licenses) AKA Pro-Elite
Elite Women (riders with Elite:Elite licenses) AKA Pro-Elite
Masters 30-39 women
Masters 30-39 men
Masters 40+ women
Masters 40-49 Men
Masters 50+ Men

A friendly reminder that only those with a valid 2019 UCI or Cycling BC Race Licence will qualify for the Provincial Championship categories.

Get your licence now.

12 Hours of Glenridge

June 8th is only 4 weeks away and the 12 Hours of Glenridge is just around the corner!   Registration is brisk and over 150 racers are expected to take on the challenge!

Early Registration rates expire May 22nd at Midnight after which rates increase $25 per person in all categories.

Please spread the word and save your friends some cash if they haven’t registered yet. Registration closes Wednesday, June 5th at Midnight.

Register at . Relay teams are set up on CCN by registering one person, then others join the team.

A big thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support!

Clearbrook Coffee – Providing Podium Coffee and fresh brew all day long!
Life Cycles Bike Shop – Providing prizing for fastest lap times.
Born Energy – Providing racer nutrition products.
Good Drink – Serving refreshing beverages to racers and crew.
Steam Whistle / Fat Tire – Keeping the Beer Garden supplied!
Roll n Coal BBQ – Catering the pig roast, salads, burgers, and more.
Cycling BC – For their support and marketing
Cahilty Racing and Action Sports Event planning.

MONDAY NIGHT COURSE PREVIEW RIDES.  6:00 – 8:00PM every Monday evening until race day.  Open to registered racers or people considering racing. Onsite Waiver required.  Meet at Glenridge lower driveway, 7585 Lefeuvre Rd Abbotsford.

For more information, please visit

Canada Finishes Para Road World Cup with Six Medals

Corridonia, Italy (May 13, 2019) – Team Canada added two gold medals to its total on Saturday and Sunday at the Para Road World Cup in Corridonia, Italy. World champion Shelley Gautier of Toronto added a road race win to her time trial victory in the women’s T1 category, while Tristen Chernove of Cranbrook, BC, won the men’s C2 road race. Canada finished the four-day event with six medals – three gold, two silver and one bronze.

“I am super happy with the performances of all the Canadians,” said Sebastien Travers, Head Para Coach at Cycling Canada. “From the high performance team, to the NextGen riders, to athletes riding as independents, everyone was able to get points for Canada for the Paralympic qualification process. This meets our expectations and goals for this World Cup.”

Gold – Shelley Gautier (Road Race, ITT) & Tristen Chernove (Road Race)
Silver – Tristen Chernove (ITT) & Charles Moreau (ITT)
Bronze – Kara Douville (ITT)


Source: Cycling Canada
About Cycling Canada
Cycling Canada is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. With the vision of becoming a leading competitive cycling nation, Cycling Canada manages the High Performance team, hosts national and international events and administers programs to promote and grow cycling across the country.

Bike Insurance Now Available for Cycling BC Members

Cycling BC is pleased to announce that it now offers its members optional bicycle insurance coverage for bicycle loss or damage.

The Performance Bike Insurance Program provided through Cycling BC’s insurance broker, Jones Brown Inc., is only available to Cycling BC members and can cover up to $15,000 in annual coverage for the physical loss or damage of a bike during a sanctioned event or registered club ride. Loss of a bike due to theft at home is also covered but does not include coverage for damage or loss of a bike during commutes.

The annual bike insurance program is optional for all current Cycling BC members and can be purchased separately through Cycling BC. Coverage expires at midnight on December 31st of the year it was purchased.

To learn more about the Cycling BC Performance Bike Insurance Program including rates and deductibles, please read the Performance Bike Insurance Program Summary (PDF)

To apply for the Cycling BC Performance Bike Insurance Program, please complete the online application form found on the Bike Insurance page.