Claire Buchar

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Claire Buchar
Personal information
Born (1978-04-26) 26 April 1978 (age 40)
Whistler, Canada
Team information
Current teamKovarik Racing
DisciplineMTB
RoleRider
Rider typeDH
Professional team(s)
2009–ChainReactionCycles/Intense
Major wins
Canada CAN DH National Champion (2 Wins)
Claire Buchar
Medal record
Women's cycling
Representing  Canada
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Champery Downhill

Claire Buchar (born 26 April 1978, in Whistler, Canada), also known as Claire Kovarik, is a professional racing cyclist specialising in downhill mountain biking. Buchar races on the UCI World Cup circuit and is a multiple Canadian national champion in her profession and is a multiple World Cup medalist.

Buchar started competitive cycling when she was 20 years old and placed 2nd in her first National race.[citation needed]

Buchar has been a member of the Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense Cycles' MTB Race team since 2009.[1] She has been a member of the Canadian National Downhill team since 2000 and studies graphic design part-time when she's not racing. She finished in 6th place[2] in the 2009 National Championships in Canberra, Australia and more recently finished in first place in the Australian National Downhill Championships.[3]

In 2008 Buchar married teammate and fellow downhill mountain Bike rider, Australian Chris Kovarik.[4]

Career highlights[edit]

Media and accomplishments[edit]

  • Canadian National Team member
  • World Cup Podium, round 1 South Africa 2009[5]
  • Top 10 World Cup racer[5]
  • Canadian National Champion 2009[5]
  • Winner of Womenzworx and the Gala at Crankworx 2009[6]
  • Nominated for International Cyclist of the Year 2009
  • Cover of Bicycling South Africa April 2009
  • Voted one of the "26 Most Influential People in Mountain Biking", Decline Magazine January 2008
  • Cover of Mountain Bike Magazine USA June 2008

Racing & competition[edit]

  • Canada 2009 Canadian National Champion[7]
  • 2009 World Cup Series, 9th Overall[7]
  • 2009 World Cup Peitermaritzburg South Africa 5th[7]
  • 2009 World Cup Ft Bill Scotland 8th[7]
  • 2009 World Cup Maribor Slovenia 10th[7]
  • 2009 World Cup Bromont Quebec 7th[7]
  • 2009 World Cup Finals Scladming Austria 8th[7]
  • 2009 World Championships Canberra Australia 6th[7]
  • 2009 Sprint Avalanche Cup Alp Duez France 2nd
  • 2009 Megavalanche Alp Duez France 9th
  • 2009 Wheels of Speed Willingen Germany 1st
  • 2009 Womenzworx freeride comp Whistler Canada 1st
  • 2009 The Gala slopestyle comp Whistler Canada 1st
  • 2008 World Cup Series, 8th Overall
  • 2008 World Cup MSA Canada 6th
  • 2008 World Cup Bromont Canada 6th
  • 2008 World Cup Finals Schladming Austria 9th
  • 2008 the Gala, all women's freeride event at Crankworx 3rd[8]
  • 2007 the Gala, all women's freeride event at Crankworx 1st
  • 2006 World Cup Vigo Spain 10th
  • 2006, 2007, 2008 -3 time winner- RedBull Mt Seven Psychosis, Golden Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graves, Peter (2010-03-14). "Mountain bike World Cup returns to UK, America". Universal Sports. NBC. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ SUN WIRE SERVICES (2009-09-07). "Sports Sunflashes". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  3. ^ "Husband and wife team victorious in downhill / Kovarik, Buchar fly to downhill wins in Canberra". Cycling News. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.dropmachine.com/News/chris-kovarik-and-claire-buchar-get-married-a501.html
  5. ^ a b c http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template3/layout.asp?MenuId=MTUyMTM&LangId=1
  6. ^ http://www.crankworx.com/whistler09/media/press-releases/83
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "UCI Results – Mountain Bike 2010". Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  8. ^ http://www.crankworx.com/results-2008/results.php?event=womenz

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