Local cyclist a double gold medalist in Europe

Tristen Chernove strikes gold twice at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichieri, Italy.

Tristen Chernove

Tristen Chernove

Cranbrook resident Tristen Chernove is a double gold-medalist at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichieri, Italy, capturing the top spot in two separate events over two days of competition.

Chernove won his first medal on Thursday in the Men’s C2 1 Kilometre Time Trial with a time of 1:13.279, while notching his second medal on Friday in the Men’s Individual Pursuit with a time of 3:43.609.

Competing in his first ever Track World’s event, Chernove was dominant in his category, winning the Individual Pursuit by nine seconds faster than his closest competitor in the medal race.

“The race was great,” said Chernove, in a press release from Cycling Canada. “Obviously, anytime you accomplish what you were going for it feels great.  The whole day was fantastic.  This was my first time competing at a world level event, and it’s been a big day of learning.  I’m just thankful to all the people who got me here; especially my family and colleagues.  Without all those people behind me, I couldn’t have been here.”