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San­dra Wal­ter

San­dra Wal­ter be­gan con­tribut­ing reg­u­larly to Pedal mag­a­zine in 2002, while earn­ing a B.A. in writ­ing at the Univer­sity of Vic­to­ria and train­ing to be an Elite XC MTB racer. Wal­ter has trav­eled all over the globe in pur­suit of podi­ums and sweet trails and has par­tic­i­pated in four World Cham­pi­onships. She spent three sea­sons in Europe, and tra­versed Costa Rica in La Ruta de los Con­quis­ta­dores in 2008. De­spite hav­ing sam­pled some of the planet’s best off-road of­fer­ings, she still prefers home dirt to any­thing else, which she con­firmed while con­test­ing the BC Bike Race in 2009. In ad­di­tion to race re­ports and bike re­views, she shares with read­ers the in­side scoop on many of Canada’s top cy­clists and her life­long pas­sion for the sport.

Ben An­drew

Ben An­drew has been rac­ing on the road for seven years, com­pet­ing in events such as the Tour de Beauce and Tour de Sague­nay. Apart from rac­ing, he has spent nearly as long work­ing in the cy­cling- and out­door-re­tail in­dus­tries. When he isn’t on his bike, An­drew en­joys spend­ing his time out­doors around Ot­tawa, Ont., where he lives, as well as trav­el­ing to new places. Look for his race cov­er­age and ath­lete pro­files/in­ter­views, along with prod­uct re­views and news re­ports in both Pedal and Sk­iTrax.

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)..

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