Second Road World Cup to kick off in Ostend

Some of the world’s best Para cyclists will gather in the Belgian city from 18-21 May for the second UCI Road World Cup of the year. 18 May 2017
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Alyda Norbruis of The Netherlands competes in the Women's Road Race C1-2-3 on day 9 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Pontal on September 16, 2016.

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Ostend, Belgium, will host the second UCI Para cycling Road World Cup of the year from 18-21 May, with some of the world’s best Para cyclists in attendance.

Dutch and Italian riders are hoping to celebrate more victories in Ostend following their successes at the first World Cup in Maniago, Italy, last weekend.

Dutch Paralympic gold medallists Jetze Plat (men’s H4) and Alyda Norbruis (women's C2), and Italy’s Rio 2016 champions Luca Mazzone (men’s H2) and Paolo Cecchetto (men’s H3) will be some of the big names competing.

The third and last World Cup will be held in Emmen, the Netherlands, from 30 June-2 July.

The road season will come to a close with the UCI Para cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, from 31 August-3 September.

More information can be found on UCI’s website.