2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships: Preview

2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships: Preview

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The Great Britain Cycling Team will be targeting yet more rainbow jerseys at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Emmen, the Netherlands, next week.

Over four days of competition (September 12-15) all members of the 17-strong squad will compete in the road race and time trial in their respective categories, looking to continue Britain’s fine recent record at this event.

Thursday will see the action get under way with a full day of time trial competition, with Dame Sarah Storey (WC5), Katie Toft (WC1) and Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby (MB) all set to defend the titles which they won in Maniago last year.

Crystal Lane-Wright (WC5), Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall (WB) and Ben Watson (MC3) all also claimed time trial medals last year, and will be looking to record equally as impressive performances next week.

The time trialling continues on Friday, when David Stone and 2018 silver medallist Craig Collis McCann (MT2), Hannah Dines (WT2) and Karen Darke (WH3) are in action for Great Britain.

A packed Saturday of racing will see those who competed on Thursday get back into the action for their road races. Again, Storey and Toft have titles to defend, after each claimed a road race and time trial double last year.

Fachie and Hall were second in their race last year, while Lane-Wright took bronze behind Storey in 2018. The likes of Will Bjergfelt (MC5) who finished fifth last year, George Peasgood (MC4) who took seventh in his debut world championships in 2018, MC2 duo Simon Price and Matthew Robertson, and MC3 riders Watson and Jaco van Gass will also be looking to post strong performances in Saturday.

The event concludes with Sunday’s road races, which will see a return to competition for those who took part in their time trials on Friday.

Dines claimed fourth in both of her events last year, so will be seeking a podium place this time around, while Stone, Collis McCann and Darke will also be in the hunt for medals.

The full team is listed here, and the full competition schedule is available here.


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