The Spanish Para-Cycling team has set a target of winning 10 medals at the 2011 International Cycling Federation (UCI) Para-Cycling Road World Championships which take place between 9-11 September in Roskilde, Denmark.
The team consists of four tandem teams, including Christian Venge-David Llauradó, David Blanco-Jaume Morales y Miguel Ángel Clemente-Diego Javier Muñoz in the Men’s category B, and Pepi Benítez-Matalen Noriega in the Women’s category B. Should they win 10 medals then they will equal their results from last year’s World Championships in Quebec, Canada.
Other athletes chasing medals for the Spanish team include Juanjo Méndez (Men’s C1), Antonio García and Maurice Eckhard (Men’s C2), Raquel Acinas (Women’s C2), Juan Emilio Gutiérrez and Amador Granado (Men’s C3), Roberto Alcaide (Men’s C4), José Antonio Aramburu and José Diego Jara (Men’s C5), Aitor Oroza (Men’s T1) and José Vicente Arzo (Men’s H4).
The Spanish team will have to compete without César Neira (C4), who was involved in a training accident last Saturday which left him with a fractured collarbone and several fractured ribs.
The 2011 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships will welcome 320 athletes from all over the world to Denmark and will be one of the last gatherings of the international Para-Cycling elite before the London 2012 Paralympic Games.