USA dominate final Para Cycling Road World Cup

US cyclists claim four golds in perfect rehearsal for World Championships. 04 Jul 2017
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Alicia Dana led the USA to a strong finish in the final Para Cycling Road World Cup of 2017.

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The USA were the big winners at the final UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup of the year in Emmen, Netherlands. It is the last major competition before the World Championships, set to take place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, from 31 August-3 September.

US cyclists dominated the women’s time trial events, winning an impressive four golds and two silvers. Alicia Dana (women’s H3), Allison Jones (women’s C2), Jamie Whitmore (men’s C3) and Shawn Morelli (men’s C4) doubled up on top honours in their respective categories, as they ended first in both road race and time trial events.

Ireland’s duo Katie-George Dunlevy and pilot Eve McCrystal also secured two victories in the Dutch town. The home crowd celebrated four golds in the men’s time trial, with Tim De Vries (men’s H5) also claiming victory in the road race.

It was also an opportunity for athletes to test out the Emmen circuit, which will host the World Championships in 2019.

Full results can be found on UCI’s website