Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 26, 2018 – Canada completed the UCI 2018 World Premiere Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a fourth and final medal – a bronze for Tristen Chernove of Cranbrook, BC, 3 Scratch Race.
This is Chernove’s third medal of these championships and gives him a complete set of gold, silver and bronze.
The only Canadian races that competed on the last day of the race were Chernove and Ross Wilson of Edmonton, Alberta, a C1 driver in the same race. The fellow workers worked together to put Chernove in a position of the coin. Alejandro Perea Arango of Colombia, who received gold in front of Chernovas at the 1,000-meter court stage, passed the field to win the world title, with Chernove losing to Australia’s Darren Hicks in sprint for silver. Wilson finished the tenth, second category C1 rider in the race.
“It’s been a great time here,” said Chernove, “with a small deja vu from Rio [a Paralympics] – a gold, a silver and a bronze! I’m very happy with the group work that Ross and I decided to I was getting a little confused at the end, because the bell ranged with two to go [for the leader of the team. Perea Arango, one laps ahead] and I missed my jump for the sprint, unfortunately, but I am very happy with the result and really happy with the teamwork. ”
Sebastien Travers, Money Leader for Cycling Canada, summed up the project, which without Canada won four gold medals – one gold, two silver and one bronze. “I’m very happy with the team’s four-medal results, and we’ve got two results in fourth place, and a fifth-most extraordinary place for newcomer Keely Shaw [Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.] In general, I’m happy with that how we stand in comparison with other nations who were here for these world championships, the level of competition was quite high, so we know exactly where we stand and exactly what we should do. strong support from Cycling Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and a great thank you to our staff, who worked tirelessly throughout the week. ”