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Marie-Hélène Prémont

Name: Marie-Hélène Prémont
Hometown: Chateau Richer, QC
Sport: Mountain Bike
Date of Birth: October 24, 1977
Team: Maxxis - Rocky Mountain
Occupation: Student Athlete
Member of Canadian National Team since: 2000
Website www.mhpremont.com/

Results Highlights

COMPETITION
EVENT
RANK
2008 World Cup, Fort William, GBR
MTB
1
2008 World Cup, Vallnord, AND
MTB
3
2008 World Cup, Madrid, SPA
MTB
2
2008 World Cup, Offenburg, GER
MTB
2
2008 World Cup, Houffalize, BEL
MTB
3
2007 World Championships, Fort William, GBR
MTB
4
2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, AUS
MTB
1
2006 World Championships, Rotorua, NZL
MTB
3
2006 National Championships, CAN
MTB
1
2005 World Championships, Livigno, ITA
MTB
4
2005 National Championships, CAN
MTB
1
2004 Olympic Games, Athens, GRE
MTB
2
2003 World Championships, Lugano, SUI
MTB
5

Olympic Games silver medalist (2004), World Championships bronze medalist (2006), Commonwealth Games champion (2006), five-time national champion (2003-2007) and multiple World Cup winner… So far in 2008, she is the only rider to reach podium at first five World Cup stops for overall leader’s jersey. Victory at Fort William was first on World Cup since end of 2006 season and fifth World Cup win in her career… second overall in 2007 World Cup standings with four medals in six races…at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia, she led from start to finish despite a startling encounter with a six-foot tall kangaroo… First World Cup victory at 2005 season opener at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium…in 2004, she had three World Cup second place finishes (Fort William, Mont Ste Anne, Livigno)…in 2003, she captured three Canada Cup titles (Bromont, Tremblay, Calgary)…winner of three consecutive Pan American Championships (2000-2002…trains in Québec…coached by Michel Leblanc since 2002… Made World Cup debut in 1998 at Canmore, Alta…Silver medallist at 1997 Canada Games previously a member of the Oryx-Procycle club…former Canadian national snowboarder, she started cycling in 1995…most inspired by and most admires her mother for her perseverance and determination in life…named 2004 and 2005 Athlete of the Year in Québec; Canada's Female Cyclist of the Year in 2005…

Born in Québec City and resides in Chateau-Richer, Québec…graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Laval University and is continuing studies to pursue a career as a pharmacist… mother works on the ski patrol…father is a mechanical engineer…has one sister…preferred first name is Marie…favourites include sushi, former Canadian cyclist and cross country skier Pierre Harvey, running, snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing, music by Francis Cabrel…Involved in charities and fundraising effort…A spokesperson on health and fitness for Familiprix Pharmacie



 

 

 

 

 

 




















 

 

 

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