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Au­drey Lemieux

I started cycling in 1997 in Alma,

Que. at age 11. Seven years later, I signed my first Professional con­tract with the Quark Cycling Team. I found suc­cess in 2005 with a win at the Joe Martin Stage Race Cri­terium in a solo break­away, a berth on the Cana­dian Team at the World Cham­pi­onships and a ninth-place fin­ish at the Rot­ter­dam World Cup. In 2008-2010, I rode for a team in France and raced in the 10-day Tour de l'Aude twice. In 2014, I be­gan train­ing as a tan­dem pilot for a vis­ually im­paired ath­lete, and in 2016, Robbi Wel­don and I com­peted to­gether at the Rio Par­a­lympic Games, fin­ish­ing in fifth place in the women's road race. It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. As part of my jour­nal­ism gigs, I am an an­a­lyst for women's cycling races on RDS (Réseau des sports TV net­work)..

San­dra Wal­ter

Based in western Canada, San­dra Wal­ter earned her B.A. in writ­ing at the Univer­sity of Vic­to­ria while train­ing for a ca­reer as a cross-coun­try moun­tain-bike racer. She grew up in an out­doorsy house­hold, where ski­ing, camp­ing, hik­ing, cycling and kayak­ing were rou­tine ac­tiv­i­ties. The long­time Cana­dian Na­tional moun­tain-bike team mem­ber has suc­cess­fully com­bined her love of travel and the out­doors with her pas­sion for writ­ing and her life­style as an Elite ath­lete. For many years a con­trib­u­tor to Pedal magazine and Bike Trade Canada, her jour­nal­is­tic high­lights also in­clude re­port­ing on Nordic events for Sk­i­Trax dur­ing the 2010 Van­cou­ver Winter Olympic Games.

Mike Sar­necki

Based in Ed­mon­ton, Alta., Mike Sar­necki has con­trib­uted to Pedal magazine since 2008. He is a com­muter who rides to work year-round and is also a racer who fo­cuses on MTB and cy­clocross events. Sar­necki is the 2014 Al­berta MTB XCO Pro­vin­cial cham­pion and his love of cycling is stead­fast. Driven by the life­style of a cy­clist, he hopes to share his pas­sion with oth­ers on the road, the trails, or over a good cup of cof­fee.

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