Lyne Bessette

Lyne Bessette ( born March 10, 1975 in Lac Brome, Quebec ) is a Canadian former cyclist.

Lyne Bessette was one of the most successful women cyclists of Canada since the late 1990s. Your first major international success came at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, as she won the gold medal in the road race. 1999 and 2001 they won the Tour de l' Aude Cycliste Feminin. In 2001, she was two time Canadian champion in the time trial and road race. In many other international and national competitions, she stood on the podium, 2004, she was again Canadian Road Champion. Inter alia they won between 1999 and 2002 four times in a row the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, 2003, the Cascade Classic, the Liberty Classic and 2003 and 2004, the Tour of Toona. Twice - in 2000 and 2004 - they started at the Olympic Games.

As of 2003, Bessette moved their focus more and more on -Road Racing. So it was in that year Canadian champion in the time trial and cyclocross; Cyclocross they repeated this victory in 2006 and 2007. 2010, she was as Piloton together with the visually impaired Robbie Weldon world champion in the road race, and at the Summer Paralympics in London in 2012 won the two together a gold medal.

Lyne Bessette is married to the American cyclist Tim Johnson.