The stars and stripes once again flew high, Friday, the second day of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles. Team USA impressed as it grabbed top honours in the three first races of the programme, ending the day with a total of six medals.
The new Paralympic cycle is officially underway! The best para-cyclists on the planet descended upon Los Angeles, Thursday, for day one of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. Seven titles were awarded.
With the composition of all the UCI Commissions being renewed in 2017, the Athletes’ Commission is also electing new members. This procedure began at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Bieles (Luxembourg) with the election of two cyclo-cross representatives.
Two wheels - but also two seats and four pedals. Riding tandem may provide twice as much power, but the rear-seated cyclist must have ‘blind’ confidence in the athlete in front. Yet that confidence is aptly named in this case, because the Tandem Division in para-cycling is reserved for visually impaired athletes and their pilots.
Consistency in every discipline: this is what defines Team USA’s para-cyclists. On the road and on the track, it’s customary to see athletes representing the Stars and Stripes on the podiums of the UCI World Championships and Paralympic Games, whereas other nations seldom excel in both disciplines.