Evan - June, 2021
Sébastien's Ride Across Canada
Sébastien Sasseville was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002, the most severe form of diabetes. He vowed that the obstacle would never keep him from living life to the fullest, and today his story is a testament to how challenges can be turned into opportunities. Sébastien Sasseville reached the summit of Mount Everest.
He then completed 10 Ironmans and the mythical Sahara race.In 2014, he faced the biggest challenge of his life: run across Canada from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver: 7,500 km, or 180 marathons in nine months.Starting July 2021, Sébastien will attempt to ride across Canada within 2 weeks, in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation #AccessForAll campaign.
He will ride approximately 400km a day, and will be powered by UCAN to help fuel his journey.Smart Performance Nutrition and UCAN are excited to be part of Sébastien's journey by providing him UCAN as his slow-carb fuel source. We are cheering on Sébastien throughout his ride and will provide opportunities along the way to get involved! Stay tuned!
Sébastien's Fuel Strategy
Sébastien needs a variety of fuels to keep his energy up for riding 22 hours on some days. UCAN SuperStarch is Sébastien's slow carb choice and adds UCAN Hydration for more electrolytes (essential minerals) to keep his body functioning optimally. UCAN SuperStarch provides an excellent energy source allowing delivery of a slow-release carbohydrates to help steady his blood sugar.