Tristen Chernove of Cranbrook, B.C., took up competitive cycling to to see how his body would respond to intense physical efforts. He was diagnosed in 2009 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease which affects his lower legs.
In March, Tristen won the Pursuit and Kilo at the UCI World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, earning two rainbow jerseys.
Tristen followed up at the Rio Paralympics by winning 3 medals , Gold (TT), Silver (Pursuit), and Bronze (Kilo). His dominating performances in 2016 earned Tristen a Canadian Cyclist of the Year award.
“I do love my SRM’s (I have 3, 2 Dura Ace -on my Road and TT bikes and a track SRM on my Look track bike)”.
The SRM Training System reliably provides consistent and accurate data across all Tristen’s bikes. Training data is recorded and shared using the PC7 and PC8 handlebar computers. Watch for Tristen at the 2017 UCI PARA-CYCLING TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS held March 2-5 in Los Angeles.
It was an interesting coincidence that the Solvang Double Century was organized for March 22, second last day of the Bikeage Base Camp. Could a snow-bound Canadian cyclist earn enough fitness to manage a respectable double century in March? The plans were made and a group of seven formed to have a go. Only 4 riders finally arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley, but with a well-laid plan and extra support from artist chef Nichole, the stage was set for the attempt. Continue reading 2014 Solvang Double Century