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Canada's Paralympic cycling team includes current world champions

Canadian Olympic officials are looking for big things from the largest cycling team ever to attend the Paralympics.

High performance director Jacques Landry says the 13-member team is the product of a complete revamping of the cycling program after the Beijing Games.

He says top talent was recruited and quality coaching, equipment and support has produced results.

World champions on the team include Robbi Weldon of Thunder Bay, Ont., Marie-Eve Croteau of Quebec City and Shelley Gautier of Toronto.

All three are new to the team for the 2012 Games but Weldon was at the 2010 Winter Games as part of the cross-country ski team.

Other members are Mark Beggs, Montreal, Alexandre Carrier, Matane, Que., Daniel Chalifour, St-Jerome, Que., Robert Labbe and Dominique Mainguy, Quebec City, Mark Ledo, Maple, Ont., Braydon McDougall and Jaye Milley, Calgary, Marie-Claude Molnar, Ste-Adele, Que., and Genevieve Ouellet, Amos, Que.

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