Ryder Hesjedal, cyclist (born 9 December 1980 in Victoria, BC). Ryder Hesjedal is a Canadian professional cyclist, and the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour race with his victory at the 2012 Giro d’Italia.
William J. Peden, "Torchy," cyclist (b at Victoria, BC 16 Apr 1906; d at Chicago, Ill 25 Jan 1980). As a youth, Peden participated in several sports and was a nationally ranked swimmer.
Bertrand Godin, competitive driver, automotive columnist, host (born at Saint-Hélène-de-Bagot, Que 17 Nov 1967).
To Bill Brack, the fact that a Canadian won this year's Indianapolis 500 comes as no surprise at all. A racing legend in the mid-1970s, Toronto-born Brack captured the 1973 Canadian championship, then went on to win again in 1974 and 1975.
In the select fraternity of race-car drivers - men who squeeze behind the wheel of the "tub" and turn a skeleton of thin carbon fibre into a howling, fuel-slurping, rubber-sizzling bullet - talk among the brethren sometimes turns to fear.
Jacques Villeneuve, auto racer (b at Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Qué 9 Apr 1971).
Gilles Villeneuve, auto racer (b at Chambly, Qué 18 Jan 1950; d at Zolder, Belgium 8 May 1982). In his brief career Villeneuve was Canada's finest high-speed racer. When Villeneuve was eight, his family moved to Berthierville to be closer to his father's family.
After these setbacks, Lori-Ann Muenzer's career began to flourish. She won several medals in international competition, including two silver and two bronze medals at the World Track Cycling Championships, and one silver and two bronze at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games.
During her undergraduate years at the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Whitten ran cross country as a member of the U of A Pandas team.
Gary Beck, drag race driver (b at Seattle, Wash 21 Jan 1941). Beck raced stock cars for 12 years before becoming a drag racer, operating from his home in Edmonton, Alberta. He was an outstanding competitor in this sport during the 1970s.
In the early-morning light, the craggy peaks of the Serra de Sintra mountains glowed amber against the pale blue sky. Nearby, fishing boats from Cascais headed into the Atlantic. And in between, Jacques Villeneuve was making a terrible racket.
Braving the 42-degree heat of the infield at Michigan International Speedway, a crowd has gathered by the tailgate of a huge blue-and-white semitrailer in the garage area behind the pits.