Curt Harnett

Curt has loved cycling since he first rode a bike without training wheels at the age of five. 

The Match Sprint, a 750-meter, one-on-one cycling race commonly held on a 250-meter track, eventually became his specialty. In 1983, Curt first competed for Canada internationally at the 1983 Pan American Games where he placed fourth.

Curt held the World Record Holder in his event for eleven years, becoming the first man to break the elusive 10 second barrier for 200 meters in a time 9.865 seconds. He won over thirty National Titles and represented Canada at four Olympic Games, bringing home 3 Olympic Medals in the process (two bronze; one silver).

In 2015,he was part of the inaugural group of nine to be inducted into the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame

Clara Hughes

Is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the 1996 Summer Olympics and four medals (one gold, one silver, two bronze) over the course of three Winter Olympics. She is tied with Cindy Klassen as the Canadian with the most Olympic medals, with six medals total.

Hughes was the first Canadian woman to win a medal in road cycling at the Olympics, winning two in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

She is the National Spokesperson for Bell Canada’s Mental Health initiative and the ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign.  By sharing past struggles with depression, Clara has helped break down the stigma associated with mental illness.

Alison Sydor

She began cycling at age 20 and is a graduate of the University of Victoria. She won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in mountain bike, and has won 3 world mountain bike championship gold medals (1994, 1995, 1996)

Sydor has also won five silver medals (1992, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003) and three bronze (1998, 1999 (relay race), 2004) at mountain bike world championships, and one bronze at the road world championships (1991). In addition, Sydor has won 17 World Cup (cross-country) races in her career, and for 13 consecutive years (1992–2004) never finished outside of the top-5 at the world championships.

In 1995 and 1996, Sydor was awarded the Velma Springstead Trophy as Canada's top female athlete.

In September 2007 Sydor was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and In 2015, she was part of the inaugural group of nine to be inducted into the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame

Alex Steida

Turning professional in 1986, Alex and the 7-Eleven team raced the Tour de France for the first time. Finishing the 4km prologue time trial as the best rider on the team, Alex broke away on the following stage to claim enough time bonuses to win the yellow jersey, becoming the first North American to do so.

In addition, he won five jerseys in total including the polka dot as best climber, white as best rookie, red for intermediate points, and the combination. After losing the yellow, Alex held the polka dot jersey for an additional five days over the hills of northern France. Three weeks later, Alex was a proud finisher of the on the Champs-Élysées. 

Lori-Ann Muenzer

One of Canadas top performers at the 2004 Olympic Games, Lori-Ann Muenzer captured a gold medal in Athens with her outstanding performance in the womens Match Sprint finals. With her Olympic victory, Muenzer became the first Canadian to bring home a gold medal in cycling.

Apart from reaching the top of the podium in Athens, Muenzer has captured several medals on the international stage including two silver and two bronze at the World Track Cycling Championships and a total of one silver and two bronze at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games. She made her Olympic debut for Canada at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

In 2015, she was part of the inaugural group of nine to be inducted into the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame

Steve Bauer

 Steve Bauer is an Olympic medalist and winner of several professional races. He is the winner of the first Olympic medal in road cycling for Canada. Winning a silver medal in the men's road race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

Bauer finished fourth in the 1998 Tour de France, winning the first stage and wearing the yellow jersey for five days, the second Canadian to wear the jersey. The first was Alex Steidain 1986, who was also the first North American to wear the yellow jersey. Bauer also wore the Yellow Jersey for nine stages during the 1990 Tour de France.

In 2005 Steve was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sport Hall of Fame.  
In 2015,he was part of the inaugural group of nine to be inducted into the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame

Montreal Velodrome

 The Montreal Velodrome was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics hosted by the city of Montreal. Construction of the velodrome began in August 1973 with completion of April 1976 at a cost of 86.5 million. 

The Velodrome was home for Judo and Track cycling evernt during the Olympics. At the '76 Olympics there were four track cycling evernts (individual pursuit, team pursuit, sprint, and the 1 km time trial)  Only men competed in the Track cycling events for the 1976 Summer Games.

The Velodrom has been converted into a museum and in 1992 the Montreal Biodome opened.

Jocelyn Lovell

 A Canadian cyclist. He dominated Canadiantrack and road cycling in the 1970s and early 1980s; winning dozens of national titles as well as gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games. He competed at three Olympic Games. His victories, at international competitions, renewed global interest in Canadian cycling.

His greatest success came at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton where he won three gold medals in Games record times. Later that year he won a silver medal at the world championships.

He continued to race as an amateur into the early 1980s. However, tragedy struck on 4 August 1983 when he was involved in a collision with a dump truck while training, just northwest of Toronto.The truck hit him from behind and broke his neck and pelvis. From that moment on, he permanently became a quadriplegic. 

In 1985, he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. 

In 2015,he was part of the inaugural group of nine to be inducted into the Cycling Canada Hall of Fame, which is located at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, a short ride from the site of his devastating accident.

Ryder Hesjedal

His career started out with him competing as a mountain bike cyclist. Hesjedal first met success as a two-time world champion in the mountain bike relay event in both 2001 and 2002. He won silver as an individual at the 2003 world mountain biking championships and competed at the 2004 Olympics for Canada in the mountain bike category. At those games, Hesjedal was on his way to an Olympic medal and likely a gold medal before a sharp rock cut and flattened his tire, ending that Olympic dream

In 2005 he made the full-time switch to road cycling. Hesjedal was the only Canadian to compete in the Tour de France for both 2008 and 2009. He was also the first Canadian to ride in the daunting race in more than 10 years.

At the end of the 2009 year Hesjedal was selected as Canadian cyclist of the decade and male Canadian cyclist of the year.

Hesjedal greatest accomplishment was winning the 2012 Giro d'Italia,  the first Grand Tour won by a Canadian.