Track Cycling World Cup: Para-Cycling Included
For the first time ever, Para-cycling races will be incorporated at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup scheduled to be held in London, at the end of this year.
The Track Cycling World Cup is a multi-race competition where competitors contend in more than 6 different events worldwide.
This current season’s tournament starts in France on 19 October, with London facilitating the fourth leg of a six-race arrangement that closes in Hong Kong on 25-27 January.
On the opening day, numerous cycling racing events will be held in the C1-C5 group sprint, the men’s and women’s tandem sprint, the women’s C1-5 500m time trial and the men’s C1-5 1km time trial.
The 7 time Paralympic champion, Jody Cundy termed this step as a “a great step forward for the sport”.
Cundy also said:
It’s fantastic to see Para-cycling events being included in the schedule. I’m delighted that Great Britain is leading the way.
The Paralympic Games in 2012 – in cycling and every other sport on the schedule – was a seminal moment for global Para-sport, and it’ll be brilliant to go back to the velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark this December and see further progress being made.
In the 2012 London Paralympics, Britain won a total of 8 gold cycling medals, and also dominated the track cycling medal table at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.
Fantastic news, Paracycling is finally part of the Track World Cup! It’s a limited program, but great news, on the Friday you will get to see some Tandem Sprint action! I can not wait to be back racing at @LeeValleyVP for the first time since London 2012. https://t.co/t4FhQgOCda
— Neil Fachie MBE (@neilfachie) 23 August 2018
A global first in the history of para-cycling and the #TissotUCITrackWC.
— Track World Cup (@TrackWorldCup) 23 August 2018
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