On Feb. 24th, in the world of Watopia, cyclists from across Canada logged into their Zwift accounts and raced the Canadian National Championship. The event included two laps of the Watopia Figure 8 course (59.2 K) and 234m of climbing.
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The men’s race was won by Warren Muir. In 2018, Muir finished eighth at the Canadian National Championships (Road – Individual Time Trial). He was followed by Eric Loiselle, a member of Cannondale Échelon p/b 4iiii in Montreal, and Zachary Guenther.
Notable finishes from Canadian triathletes were – Frank Sorbara (eighth), Lionel Sanders (20th) and Jackson Laundry (46th). Of the 343 male participants, many multisport athletes were represented.
The women’s race was won by Stephanie Ossenbrink. As a cyclist (via coaching website), Ossenbrink won seven US National Collegiate Championship titles, had multiple Canadian National podium finishes and represented Canada at the Junior World Championships. In only one year as a professional triathlete, she finished numerous Ironman and half-Ironman events. At Ironman Canada 2012, Ossenbrink finished in 10:15:48 – the sixth professional woman.
At the Zwift Canadian National Championship, Ossenbrink was followed by Janna Gillick and Chloe DesRoche. Of the 55 female participants, many multisport athletes were represented.
For a list of the full results, click here.