Tristen Chernove on the Rio track
Tristen Chernove headshot

Tristen Chernove

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para cycling

Hometown

Cranbrook, B.C.

Tristen Chernove made his first big impact at the 2016 Paralympic Games earning three medals - one of each colour - to highlight a nine-medal performance for the Para cycling squad.

His success continued in 2017 as he swept gold in all his races at both the world track championships and world road championships. In 2018, he earned another medal set at the 2018 track worlds and collected a gold and silver at the road worlds.

Chernove has had a passion for cycling his whole life. When he was diagnosed in 2009 with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease which affects his lower legs, he decided to take up competitive cycling to see how his body would respond to intense physical efforts. The degenerative but non-life threatening disease causes symptoms similar to muscular dystrophy. Chernove believes his lifelong passion for sport and exercise has helped to slow the symptoms of CMT.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 - Triple medallist at world track championships and fou ble medallist at world road championships... 2017 - Five-time world champion... 2016 -  Three medals at the Paralympic Games... World track champion in the individual pursuit and kilo.

 

PERSONAL

He owns an airport management company, Elevate Airports Inc. and operates the Canadian Rockies International Airport … Married with two young daughters aged six and nine… Former paddle sports racer… in 2001, he broke his back going through the windshield of a bus that went down a river bank in Mexico… passion for fundraising for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, which fundraises for CMT research.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Cup (Baie-Comeau, CAN) time trial 2nd

2018 World Cup (Baie-Comeau, CAN) road race 1st

2018 World Road Championships time trial 2nd

2018 World Road Championships road race 1st

2018 World Cup (Ostend, BEL) time trial 2nd

2018 World Cup (Ostend, BEL) road race 3rd

2018 World Track Championships pursuit 1st

2018 World Track Championships Kilo 2nd

2018 World Track Championships scratch race 3rd

2017 World Road Championships time trial 1st

2017 World Road Championships road race 1st

2017 World Track Championships Kilo 1st

2017 World Track Championships pursuit 1st

2017 World Track Championships scratch race 1st

2016 Paralympic Games time trial 1st

2016 Paralympic Games pursuit 2nd

2016 Paralympic Games Kilo 3rd

2016 World Track Championships individual pursuit 1st

2016 World Track Championships Kilo 1st