Lyne Bessette

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Lyne Bessette

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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brome—Missisquoi
Assumed office
October 21, 2019
Preceded byDenis Paradis
Personal details
Born (1975-03-10) 10 March 1975 (age 46)
Lac Brome, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada
ResidenceSutton, Quebec[1]
Cycling career
Team information
Current teamRetired
Professional teams
1999–2003Saturn Cycling Team
2006Team T-Mobile Women

Lyne Bessette MP (born 10 March 1975,[2] Lac Brome, Quebec) is a politician and professional bicycle racer[3] from Quebec, Canada.[4] She was elected to represent the riding of Brome—Missisquoi in the 2019 federal election as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Bessette was a member of the Canadian Olympic team in 2000[5] and 2004.[6] She won the Tour de l'Aude Feminin in 1999 and 2001 and the Women's Challenge in 2001. She is married to cyclist Tim Johnson.

Bessette was the pilot for para-cyclist and para-nordic skier Robbi Weldon's gold medal wins at the 2012 Summer Paralympics Women's road race B[7] and 2010 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Para-cycling Championships.[8] Even though she retired from professional bike racing in 2006,[9] in 2018, she was appointed Garneau ambassador.[10]

Record of achievements[edit]


2nd Prologue
6th Stage 3, Göschenen to Göscheneralp time trial
3rd Stage 4, Embrach to Embrach
1st Mountains Jersey (QOM)
  • 2nd Killington Stage Race
2nd Stage 1, Brandon Gap Road Race
5th Stage 2, Rutland Criterium
6th Stage 3, Saab Road Race
  • 2nd GP Feminin du Quebec
1st Stage 2, Lac Brome Road Circuit Race
1st Stage 3, Sutton Road Circuit Race
4th Stage 4, Bedford Road Circuit Race
1st Stage 5, Brigham Time Trial
5th Stage 6, Cowansville Criterium
2nd Stage 5, Sun Valley Circuit Race
2nd Stage 12, Statehouse Criterium
5th Prologue, Gruissan time trial
4th Stage 2, Rieux Minervois
3rd Stage 5, Castelnaudary time trial
2nd Stage 6a, Mazamet to Pic de Nore
8th Stage 6b, Pradelles Cabardes to Mazamet
2nd Stage 8a, Quillan to Matemale
4th Stage 8b, Matemale to Quillan
  • 1st Tour of Willamette
3rd Prologue Time Trial
2nd Stage 1, Hinman Vineyards Road Race
3rd Stage 3, Brownsville Road Race
3rd Stage 4, Time Trial
  • 2nd Sea Otter Classic
3rd Stage 1, time trial
3rd Stage 3, circuit race
  • 1st Redlands Bicycle Classic
3rd QOM
2nd Stage 1
4th Stage 2


  • 2nd Killington Stage Race
2nd Points Classification
3rd Stage 1, Brandon Gap Road Race
4th Stage 2, Rutland Criterium
3rd Stage 3
  • 4th GP Féminine International du Québec (2.9.2)
2nd Points Classification
2nd Mountains Classification
2nd Stage 1, Farnham to Farnham
1st Stage 3, Richford to Lac Brome
6th Stage 4, Bedford Time Trial
5th Stage 6, Sutton to Mount Sutton
2nd Stage 1, Altoona Time Trial
1st Stage 3, Hollidaysburg Circuit Race
1st Stage 5, Verizon Circuit Race
2nd Stage 6, Downtown Altoona Criterium
3rd Stage 1, Royal Plaza Time Trial
4th Stage 2, Aubuchon/Gudden Road Race
1st Stage 3, Unitil/FG&E Road Race
10th Stage 4, Downtown Criterium
Women's Challenge
10th Stage 4, Rupert to Pomerelle
7th Stage 5, Burley South Individual Time Trial
10th Stage 6, Burley to Buhl
  • 12th Montreal (Can) World Cup
  • 10th Tour de l'Aude
8th Prologue, Gruissan Time Tria;
10th Stage 2a (Rieux-Minervois to Pic de Nore
2nd Stage 4 (Port Lauragais to Port Lauragais
8th Stage 5 (Castelnaudary Time Trial
  • 3rd Tour of Willamette
2nd Prologue, Skinner's Butte Time Trial
1st Stage 1, Greenhill Road Race
9th Stage 2, Smith River Road Race
3rd Stage 3, Kill Hill Road Race
3rd Stage 4, Coburg Time Trial
3rd Stage 6, Brownsville Road Race
  • 5th Sea Otter Classic
4th Prologue (Laguna Time Trial)
  • 2nd Redlands Bicycle Classic
2nd Climber's Classification
4th Prologue, San Bernardino Street Sprints
2nd Stage 1, East Highlands Circuit Race
3rd Stage 2, East Highlands Time Trial
7th Stage 3, Lake Matthews to Oak Glen Road Race
  • Sequoia Cycling Classic
5th Rocky Hill Road Race
  • McLane-Pacific Bicycle Classic
6th Merced Downtown Criterium
8th Foothills Road Race


2nd Stage 1 (Sarnen Time Trial)
9th Stage 2 (Sarnen)
  • 3rd, Overall, GP Féminin International du Canada (2.9.2)
10th, Stage 1 (Farnham to Farnham)
6th, Stage 2 (Frelighsburg)
1st, Stage 3 (Richford to Lac Brome)
1st, Stage 4 (Bedford Time Trial, 19.1 km)
3rd, Stage 6 (Sutton to Mont-Sutton)
  • 10th, Timex International Women's Open
  • Tour de 'Toona
2nd, Stage 1, Time Trial
1st, Stage 2
8th, Stage 3
1st Stage 1, Time Trial
2nd Stage 2, Circuit Race
2nd Stage 3, Road Race
4th Stage 4, Criterium
1st Points Classification
2nd Mountains Classification
4th Sprints Classification
2nd Stage 1, Boise to Idaho City
2nd Stage 3, Stanley to Ketchum
1st Stage 4, Sun Valley Time Trial, 5.1 km
2nd Stage 5, Elkhorn Resort Circuit Race
10th Stage 6, Shoshone to Burley
2nd Stage 7, Burley to Pomerelle
5th Stage 8, Burley to Magic Mountain
1st Stage 9, Twin Falls to Buhl
1st Stage 11, Emmett to Firebird Time Trial, 21 km
6th Stage 12, Idaho Statehouse Criterium
2nd Points Classification
1st Mountains Classification
5th Sprints Classification
6th Prologue, Gruissan Time Trial, 3 km
7th Stage 1, Coursan to Coursan
2nd Stage 2, Rieux Minervois to Rieux Minervois
8th Stage 5, Castelnaudary Time Trial, 26.5 km
2nd Stage 6, Castelnaudary to Castelnaudary
5th Stage 7a, Castelnaudary to Bram
4th Stage 7b, Bram to Limoux
2nd Stage 9, Limoux to Limoux
  • 3rd Tour of the Gila
3rd Stage 1, Tyrone Time Trial, 15.7 miles
2nd Stage 2, Silver City to Mogollan Road Race
2nd Stage 3, Inner Loop Road Race) - 2nd place
4th Stage 4, Downtown Silver City Criterium
3rd Stage 5, Gila Monster Road Race
  • Redlands Bicycle Classic (2.9.2)
2nd Stage 1, Mt. Rubidoux Time Trial, 5 km
3rd Stage 2, Highland Road Race
  • Sequoia Cycling Classic
1st Rocky Hill Road Race
4th Visalia Criterium
  • 1st Stage 2, Foothills Road Race, McLane-Pacific Grand Prix


1st Sprints Classification
1st Stage 1, Royal Plaza Time Trial
1st Stage 2, Circuit Race
1st Stage 3, Wachusett Mountain Road Race
8th Stage 2, Lowman to Stanley
5th Stage 3, Stanley Time Trial, 40 km
3rd Stage 5, Shoshone to Pomerelle
5th Stage 6, Burley to Magic Mountain
4th Stage 8, Idaho Statehouse Criterium
  • 5th Le Tour du Montréal (2.9.2)
4th Stage 1, Lachine Time Trial, 3 km
  • 2nd La Flèche Wallonne (Bel) World Cup
  • 6th Montréal (Can) World Cup
  • 4th Damesronde van Drenthe (1.9.1)
  • 2nd Overall, Solano Bicycle Classic
1st Stage 1, Lagoon Valley Road Race
2nd Stage 2, Montezuma Hills Time Trial
  • 1st Sea Otter Classic
3rd Stage 1, Laguna Seca time trial, 27.2 km
5th Stage 2, Cannery Row Criterium
3rd Stage 3, Fort Ord Road Race
1st Stage 4, Laguna Seca Circuit Race
  • 4th Redlands Bicycle Classic
3rd QOM Classification
3rd Stage 1, Mt. Rubidoux Time Trial
1st Stage 2, Highland Circuit Race
5th Stage 3, Oak Glen Road Race
4th Stage 4, Beaver Medical Group Criterium
2nd Stage 5, Sunset Road Race
  • Sequoia Cycling Classic
2nd, Rocky Hill Road Race
10th Visalia Criterium
  • McLane-Pacific Bicycle Classic
2nd Stage 1, Merced Downtown Criterium
1st Stage 2, McLane-Pacific Road Race


1st International Tour de Toona
2nd Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin


1st Nature Valley Grand Prix
1st International Tour de Toona
16th Summer Olympics Time Trial


1st New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series (NECCS) Round #6, W.E. Stedman Grand Prix


1st Female Age 30-39 Paris to Ancaster 14th Annual Classic


1st Female Gaspesia 100 MTB Marathon - 50 miles


1st Female Gaspesia 100 MTB Marathon - 100 miles (1st Female to complete a 100 miles mtb race in Quebec.


1st Female Gaspesia 100 MTB Marathon - 100 miles
10th Gran Prix of Gloucester, Day 2[11]


  1. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Lyne Bessette". Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  3. ^ Retrieved 5 August 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Lyne Bessette: Olympic Cycling". 21 April 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Canadian Olympic Cycling Team Announced – Pedal Magazine". 19 July 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Canadian Cyclist Lyne Bessette joins Cycling Canada Board of Directors". Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Robbi Weldon and pilot Lyne Bessette win Gold at 2012 Paralympics". Cross Country Canada. London, UK. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  8. ^ Herz, Nathaniel (23 August 2010). "Retired road and cyclocross star Lyne Bessette adds Para-Cycling gold to her palmares". Velo News. QC, Canada. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Retired road and cyclocross star Lyne Bessette adds Para-Cycling gold to her palmares". 23 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  10. ^ Releases, Press (20 April 2018). "Garneau Continues Support of Canadian Cyclist Lyne Bessette". Bike World News. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Gran Prix of Gloucester: Noble claims Day 2". 16 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

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