The 2012 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup fared well for the South African tour as the team tackled the road race in their respective disciplines on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May respectively in Rome, Italy.
Saturday’s racing saw accolades claimed by SA tricyclist Madre Carinus, who won silver in her road race in a dramatic sprint, nudging Lisette De Heide from the Netherlands into third place by a mere 0,02 seconds on Sunday.
This was Carinus’ second medal in the competition after winning a bronze medal in Friday’s time trail, and South Africa’s third medal after her team-mate Gerhard Viljoen claimed silver in Friday’s T2 TT.
The Para-cycling team now moves to Schenkon in Switzerland for a few days of training ahead of the Schenkon Handcycling (H) and Tricycling (T) Championships this coming weekend (2nd and 3rd June).
The Schenkon Championships is a category P1 event, and has the greatest number of participating riders in the H- and T classes of any event internationally.
Leading Results of the Women’s T2 Road Race (5 laps – 25 km) in Rome, Italy, at the 2012 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup: 1. Marie-Eve Croteau (Canada) 00:51:31 2. Lenka Kadetova (Czech Republic) 00:56:49 3. Madre Carinus (South Africa) 01:01:55 4. Lisette De Heide (Netherlands) 01:01:57 Average Speed: 29.12 km/h