On Sunday, August 26th, the WTS men raced in Montreal on an overcast day. Heading into the race, Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk was looking to move into the top 10 in the world rankings. Charles Paquet (CAN), just 21 years old was making his WTS debut, along with John Rasmussen (CAN). Alexis Lepage and Matthew Sharpe were also on the start line representing the maple leaf.
Mislawchuk spent most of the day in the main group and found himself on the run in a select group of men battling for a top 10 finish. After a few close finishes this season, Mislawchuk out sprinted most of the group to finish eighth overall. Sharpe would climb himself into the top 20 on the run and finish 19th. In his debut race, Paquet would finish 29th. For Lepage, it was a disappointing finish. He flatted early in the race and due to circumstances out of his control, he had to change the flat himself. Lepage finished 37th and Rasmussen finished 41st.
With an eighth-place finish at WTS Montreal, Mislawchuk finds himself ranked eighth heading into the WTS Grand Final (world championships) ranked eighth.