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Para cycling

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships at a glance

The 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Champions were crowned in Baie-Comeau, Canada from August 28th to September 1st. A few facts and figures:

• 264 athletes from 38 countries took part

• They were accompanied by a total of 164 accredited staff

• The USA won 19 medals, Germany 14 and Italy 13

• 22 countries won at least one medal

• 13 athletes won both the time trial and the road race

• 6 athletes successfully defended their world titles

• 20 Paralympic Champions were competing

• C2, C4, C5 and H2 were the largest sport classes with 28 men and women athletes each

• It was the second time the Worlds were held in Baie-Comeau after 2010

• The last five editions were held in Aigle (Switzerland), Bordeaux (France), Bogogno (Italy), Baie-Comeau (Canada) and Roskilde (Denmark)

• Next year they will be held in Greenville, United States, followed by Notwil, Switzerland, in 2015.

• The date of next year’s event in Greenville: August 28th – September 1st.

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Photo: Handcyclists are encouraged by the crowds of Baie-Comeau as they prepare for the start of their road race.