Jay Lamoureux has been a key contributor to Canada’s rise in the men’s team pursuit. A career highlight came at the 2019 UCI Track World Championships where the team exceeded expectations by racing for the bronze medal against an experienced Danish squad, ultimately finishing fourth overall.
In 2015, Lamoureux was diagnosed with severe patella femoral syndrome, a general overuse condition affecting his right knee. Sent home from his first senior national team training camp, he was told he had a long road to recovery. After a month without touching his bike, he had almost decided it was time to leave cycling behind to go to school and get a job. But with the belief and support of his coach and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, he persevered through the challenge.
In 2016 he won a pair of silver medals at the Pan American Championships. A year later, he was a member of the team pursuit that won gold at the continental championships. In December 2017, he stood on his first World Cup podium as the team pursuit won silver in Milton.
In April 2018, Lamoureux competed in track and road cycling at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, winning bronze in the team pursuit. In November 2018, he stood on another World Cup podium, winning team pursuit bronze in Berlin. A silver medal followed in January 2019 in Cambridge, New Zealand. The team pursuit won gold again at the Pan American Championships in 2019.
A Little More About Jay
Getting into the Sport: Started cycling at age 12 with his dad, spending summers bike camping… Started competing in track cycling at the Westshore Velodrome while in high school… Outside Interests: Would like to pursue becoming a marine biologist with Parks Canada… Enjoys cooking, fly fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking, and playing mine sweeper… Odds and Ends: Inspired by Svein Tuft, a fellow west coaster who stands for clean racing…
Notable International Results
UCI World Championships: 2020 – 11th (team pursuit), 12th (individual pursuit); 2019 – 4th (team pursuit); 2018 – 8th (team pursuit); 2017 – DQ (team pursuit), 19th (individual pursuit)
Commonwealth Games: 2018 – BRONZE (team pursuit), 16th (points race), 18th (individual pursuit), 14th (road time trial), DNF (road race)
Pan American Championships: 2019 – GOLD (team pursuit), BRONZE (individual pursuit); 2017 – GOLD (team pursuit), SILVER (individual pursuit); 2016 – SILVER (team pursuit), SILVER (individual pursuit)