Para-cycling: Charles Moreau becomes a teammate to lead Joey Desjardins to the podium

Para-cycling: Charles Moreau teams up to lead Joey Desjardins to the podium


(Sportcom) – Three Canadians were at the start of the road race in the H3 category on Sunday at the Para-cycling World Championships in Baie-Comeau, including Quebecer Charles Moreau. For the veteran, the goal was simple: to see a representative of the Maple Leaf on the podium.

Moreau can say mission accomplished! He and Franco-Ontarian Joey Desjardins worked together for part of the race. Desjardins took advantage of this team effort to rank third, a feat that makes Moreau particularly proud.

“I am super happy! The objective was really to put one of the Canadians on the podium, and it was one of the first times that we were really able to work as a team at the end of the race. I knew I was not going to have any juice for the sprint. I contacted Joey to bring him to the front of the peloton and I am very satisfied with the result”, he rejoiced.

The athlete from Victoriaville finally finished in seventh place, 32 seconds behind the winner of the event, the Frenchman Riadh Tarsim. The Italian Paolo Cecchetto completed the podium in second place.

Moreau will leave Baie-Comeau serene, he who is happy to see that he is still part of the world elite when the mechanical problems do not arise. not point the tip of their noses. On Thursday, he finished second in the time trial.

“I'm happy with my weekend. It's a nice feeling of a job well done. I will be able to turn the page on the disappointing experiences of recent years, including those of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. It gives me gas for the future. I have proof that I am still very present with, in addition, a title of vice-world champion in the time trial, ”he said.

Ontarian Alex Hyndman, who was also at the start of the 66.2 kilometer race, took 15th place.

Corriveau-Jolin satisfied

Earlier in the day, Louis-Albert Corriveau-Jolin took part in the 37.8 kilometer race in T2, where he placed seventh, a result that fully satisfies him.

“It was a very difficult race, but I'm happy with my result. I was in the lead group for the first few laps, but I wasn't able to follow after that. I am really satisfied with my weekend at the World Championships,” commented Corriveau-Jolin.

Belgian Tim Celen retained his title of world champion by winning the event on Saturday. He finished ahead of American Dennis Connors and German Maximilian Jäger.

As was the case in Quebec City last weekend, the heat was on Saturday after -noon in Baie-Comeau, to the delight of Corriveau-Jolin, who appreciates this kind of temperature.

“It was still very hot on the course. I'm really used to the heat when I'm in action. It didn't affect me at all on the course,” he concluded.