July 2018 will be remembered as a great month for cycling in Canada, especially in the road races. The country scored big yet again with four gold medals at the second round of the UCI Para-cycling World cup held in the Dutch town of Emmen on July 9.

The golden haul was part of six medals in total that helped Canada finish fifth overall in the competition. Sherry Gautier, the reigning World Champion, was especially impressive as she took first position in both the road race and trial time of the T1 women’s category. The Toronto based rider was also the owner of the leader’s jersey as the event came to a close.

Charles Moreau from Victoriaville, QC was also a gold medal winner in the time trial of the men’s H3 category, while Michael Sametz from Calgary, Atlanta claimed the fourth piece of top spot medals in the C3 category men’s time trial.

Both the riders and the team management were largely pleased with a performance that continued to earn them some valuable Olympics qualification points.

The recent victory continues to underline Canada’s continued dominance in the cycling disciplines, from road races to track and mountain competitions. It also shows that investment in para-cycling is bearing the desired results.

Cycling is a widely popular activity all over the country, with various types of competitions going on across the country for the better part of every year. Although states like Ontario tend to dominate the nation when it comes to competitive riding, the practice is common in all corners of the country.

In recent years, specific focus has been handed to para-cycling in a bid to help people with various types of physical handicaps enjoy riding like the rest of the populace. The latest results will no doubt serve as great motivation for scientists working in this field.