Over the past 25 years, Louis Bertrand has established himself as the reference for cycling in French Canada. Presenter of the Tour de France daily updates for the TVA network during the time of Miguel Indurain, he was a member of the Tour’s team at Canal Évasion between 2003 and 2011. For Radio-Canada, Louis described the road, track and mountain bike events at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Former professional cyclist with the Spidertech team, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine and holder of the track record, Simon now owns the Powerwatts Boucherville Center on Montreal’s south shore, in addition to completing his studies in osteopathy.
A native of Alma, Audrey made her debut in 2002. She was a Canadian junior road champion, time-trial champion and Canadian junior individual track champion in 2003. She then joined the professional American Quark Cycling Team in 2004, Colavita, Specialize and the French team ESGL93-GSD. Audrey joined the para-cycling program in 2014 and has won numerous medals with her partners Shawna Ryan and Robbi Weldon.
A professional cyclist for 10 years, a member of the Canadian national team for 16 years, Dominique Perras has a long track record; Canadian Champion in 2003, participated in four World Championships and was repeatedly on the podium at international races. Now an analyst at RDS for cycling races, Dominique is a well known and respected Canadian cyclist.
Joëlle Numainville has participated three times in the Jeux du Québec, including once as a cross-country skier. In her teenage years, she made the move to road cycling for the Laval Espoirs. As a gifted sprint cyclist, she won the 2004 National Road Junior title. Member of the national cycling team since 2004, Joëlle combines her professional career with the road bike Cylance team with that of a university student.
Lyne Bessette is a former professional cyclist with a long track record, she is a gold medalist of the 1998 Commonwealth Games, 1999 and 2001 winner of the prestigious Tour de l’Aude and participant of two Olympic Games (2000 and 2004). She then made the move to tandem cycling where she won a gold medal at the London Paralympic Games with Robbi Weldon.
Deirdre (Dede) Barry
Professional cyclist for 16 years and natural athlete, Deirdre (Dede) Barry grew up in Milwaukee and won her first championship in 1989. She was a silver medalist from the 2004 Athens Olympics and multiple medalist of World, National and Pan-American competitions. She now co-leads Mariposa Bicycles, with her husband Micheal Barry, a 3-time Olympian and former professional cyclist. She and Micheal, along with friends, organize a youth development program in Toronto.
Ashley Barson has been racing for 12 years in three major disciplines; MTB, cyclocross and road. She started her career in MTB, competing for Canada in 2010 as a U23 at the World Championships. She is the co-founder and director of the Canadian women’s elite team, Rise Racing.
Andrew has spent his life racing bicycles and has become a fixture in the Canadian cycling community. Andrew raced as a professional cyclist for 13 years (1998-2011) for top teams in Canada and the U.S. including SpiderTech, Symmetrics, Jet Fuel, Sympatico and 7UP. During his career he raced all over the world: South America, Australia, Japan, Europe and throughout North America.
Anton Varabei has raced 6 years on a continental level having landed stage wins in San Dimas and UCI Vuelta, a Costa Rica stage race. He has been one of the prominent racers on the Ontario circuit having won nearly every local Classic race event on the circuit. He’s a current 2017 leader O-Cup series after winning the first two races of the season with the Toronto Hustle race team, which he co-foundeded.
Davide has raced for some of the top-level teams in the world. He spent the last five years of his career racing for the US-based team UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling before retiring from the sport at the end of 2015. He spent two decades racing and 14 of those years were at the professional level where he competed in WorldTour races like Milan-Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix, Flèche Wallonne, Strade Bianche and the Vuelta a España. Davide raced primarily on the road but he also experienced success in the cyclo-cross race scene.
Mark has been a fixture in Canadian cycling for years. He has held national and world titles in cycling and has been to the Pan Am games, the Commonwealth games, and the Olympics. He brings a wealth of cycling experience to Berger Cyclefit Coaching. Mark earned his MSc in Exercise Physiology in 1985 to augment his racing background in cycling and was the Provincial Cycling Coach from 1987 – 1991. He has been a passionate cyclist for over 35 years.