Canadians Chris Ernst (61), Amiel Flett-Brown (62), Daniel Fraser Maraun (63), and Gavin Hadfield (64) race during Men's Team Pursuit qualifying on the first day of the UCI Track Nations Cup in Milton, Ont., Thursday, May 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter PowerCP/Peter Power
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Chris Ernst


  • Won gold in the men’s team pursuit at Santiago 2023, helping to set a Pan American Games record time of 3:53.593; finished fifth in the Madison
  • Also competed in road cycling at Santiago 2023 and placed 10th in the individual time trial
  • Finished 4th in the elite men’s time trial at the 2023 Canadian Road Cycling Championships
  • Competed at the 2017 UCI Junior Track World Championships

A Little More About Chris

Getting into the Sport: Started cycling at age 12 after a visit by a coach to his middle school… Began competing in both track and road cycling that year… Odds and Ends: Identifies getting in his own head as his biggest obstacle to overcome and does this by focusing on positives and growth and knowing he has a strong support team…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2023 – GOLD (team pursuit), 5th (Madison), 10th (road time trial), 17th (road race)