UCI Para-Cycling World Cup Concludes

13 Jul 2011 By IPC

Eighteen out of the 22 2011 UCI Para-cycling World Cup champions were crowned during the world circuit’s final which took place in Baie-Comeau (Canada) from 8-10 July.

Thirteen nations shared the titles at stake in the three-event series. After the rounds in Sydney (AUS), Segovia (ESP) and Baie-Comeau, the American delegation claimed the most titles with five World Cup winners. Canada saw three of its riders take the coveted World Cup winner’s jersey, while Spain, France and Germany each claimed two titles.

“Everything is positive, regarding logistics, security and performances. The calibre was very high and those who won battled hard to do so,” said UCI Para-cycling Coordinator Christophe Cheseaux.

“The three courses were selective while being appropriate for each sport class. The fact that everything was accessible within a radius of 500 metres also contributed to the event’s success.”

The UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup has already gone a long way to meeting its objectives: besides creating interest in the discipline and offering a more complete event calendar, the intent was to encourage development and the emergence of new talents in a growing number of countries.

Para-cycling’s elite will confront each other again in September for the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Roskilde, Denmark.