Rémi Pelletier-Roy is Canada’s top male endurance track cyclist. Initially competing in the team pursuit, he has gradually become the Canadian entry in the multi-race omnium event. He achieved a high enough ranking to enter the omnium at the UCI World Cup in Aguascalientes, Mexico in January 2013. He went on to win the omnium national title at the new Milton velodrome in January 2015. In September 2014 he had won omnium bronze at the Pan American Championships. That followed a career highlight bronze medal in the scratch race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Family: Parents Roger Roy and Manon Pelletier… Girlfriend Hélène Pilote-Fortin is a competitive road cyclist… Getting into the Sport: Started track cycling at age 18, transitioning from alpine skiing… Started cycling for fun but liked the speed and adrenaline of the track… Outside Interests: Completed medical school classes at Laval University with internship planned post-Rio 2016… Enjoys reading as much as possible and learning new things about any topic… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Rem… Inspired by 1984 Olympian Louis Garneau for having gotten to the Games and developing a cycling business with passion and creativity… Always starts his day with a good cup of coffee… Travels with his favourite coffee cup… Favourite motto: “Perfect doesn’t make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect”…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – 6th (team sprint), 5th (team pursuit)
CWG: 2014 – BRONZE (scratch race), 4th (team pursuit), 9th (individual pursuit), DNF (points race)
PAC: 2014 – BRONZE (omnium), 6th (team pursuit)