Cycling World Cup Prepares Athletes for World Champs

14 Jul 2010 By IPC

The 2010 Para-Cycling World Cup which took place in Segovia, Spain, from 11-13 June has given athletes in the Paralympic Sport a preview of how to perform for the Road Cycling World Championships in August.

The final day of competition saw Paralympian Ambassador Michael Teuber (GER) took first place in the Men’s Individual Time Trial 21km (C1M), finishing with a time of 30:09.90. Coming in second and third position were Spain’s Juan Jose Mendez and Argentina’s Rodrigo Lopez. For the Women’s Individual Time Trial 13km (C2W), USA’s Barbara Buchan took first with a time of 21:10.08. Buchan was followed by Spain’s Raquel Acinas and Germany’s Yvonne Marzinke.

For the Men’s Road Race (H4) on 12 June, South Africa’s Ernst Van Dyk took first with a time of 1:59.42. Following Van Dyk were Belgium’s Wim Decleir and USA’s Oscar Sanchez respectively. For the Women’s Tandem Road Race on the same day, the Netherlands’ Kathrin Goeken and Pilot Kim Van Dijk took first place. They were followed by Great Britain’s Lora Turnham and Rebecca Rimmington, and Belarus’ Iryna Parkhamovich and Helena Arzarkevich.

In the first day of competition on 11 June, Michele Pittacolo (ITA) took first in the Men’s Road Race (C4 and C5). Pittacolo was followed by Wolfgang Sacher (GER) and Jeremy Crepelliere (FRA) respectively. For the Women’s Road Race (C4 and C5) on the same day, USA’s Jennifer Schuble took first and was followed by Anna Harkowska (POL) and Claire McLean (AUS) respectively.