Canada heads to Paris Olympics with 21-rider team competing across all cycling events

Olympic sprint champion Kelsey Mitchell (Canada)
Olympic sprint champion Kelsey Mitchell (Canada) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Canada has quietly stepped up to challenge the traditional Olympic cycling powerhouse nations like Great Britain, the Netherlands and Italy, qualifying the maximum number of athletes in track cycling and a rider in cycling discipline except BMX freestyle for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Dan Proulx, Canada's head cycling coach, shared insights into this milestone and the preparations leading up to it in an exclusive interview with Cyclingnews.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.