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Day 7 evening | Cycling road highlights | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Located at Rio’s western zone, the Pontal
was the focus for the start for the road cycling time trials, with 18 medals to be decided
across various different classifcations. First up was the men’s C2 time trial. 15 athletes
were competing for gold over the 20km course. China’s Liang Guihua had a medal on his mind
as set off along Rio’s roads – his time of 28-17.77 the time to beat.
Ireland’s Colin Lynch did exactly that crosing the line with a time of 28-02-25
But it was Canada’s Tristen Chernove who road to glory with a time 27-43-16. Gold for Canada,
silver for Ireland and bronze for China.
The Women’s C5 time trial got underway. Sarah Story of Great Britain was the favourite for
gold. USA ‘s Samantha Bosco was eager for a medal
Great Braitains Crystal Lane was 5th at the split, eventually finishing 4th
Team mate Sarah Storey rode an impressive race to take gold by over a minute
Next up was the women’s C4 classification USA’s Shawn Morelli set a fast pace from the
start A pace that the rest of the field struggled
to keep up with Morelli taking gold in a time of 29-45.40
The Mens C1 time trail saw Germany’s Micheal Teuber get off to a good start
Juan Jose Mendez Fernandez of Spain, had a great ride making the split in 5th place and
Canada’s Ross Wilson was improving on the final lap
Michael Teuber was too striong in the end comfortably taking gold
It was onto the womens C1,2 and 3. Germany’s Denise Schindler was leading after 10 k….
In the end Schindler was pipped to the post by Alyda Norbruis from the Netherlan
The mens time trial H5 classification got underway….
Alassandro Zanardi was 3rd at the turn,.. …the Italian going on to take gold
In the men’s H4 time trail, Miko Merkelen giving it his all to take gold for Germany
, so too was Thomas Fruwirth of Austria But it was Polands Rafal Wilk who proved victorious
Men’s Time trial H3 was next to leave the Pontal….
Vittorio Podesta of Italy was very fast over the first 10 kilometers…
And faster still over the second 10k to take the gold medal
In the women’s time trail H4 and 5, Korea’s Lee Doyeon maintained a steady pace
The Netherlands, Laura Devaan cycling hard, taking bronze, Germany’s Andrea Eskau taking
sliver and Dorothee Vieth taking gold Attention now turned to the Men’s Time trial
H2 William GROULX from the USA made the early running, eventually taking silver
Ahead of compatriot Brian Sheridan who took bronze. Italy’s Luca Mazzone took the gold
by the smallest margin, just 6 seconds ahead of Groulx
Next was the women’s H1 ,2 and 3, a race that went right to the wire.
Italy’sFrancesca Porcellato secured Bronze as the USA’s Alicia DANA and Karen DARKE of
Great Britain battled it out for gold. In the end DARKE taking it, 13 seconds quicker
than DANA Next was the tandems as the men’s time trial
B left the Pontal…. The Netherlands Timo Fransen and Vincent Ter SCHURE set the
early pace of this 30kmrace as the 22 team field tried to chase them down… The only
team that did was Great Britain’s Adam DUGGLEBY and Steve BATE taking gold with 8
seconds to spare From the tandems back to the singles with
the men’s C5. 14 athletes chasing 3 medals again over a distance of 30km Alistair
DONOHOE of Australia rode himself to a silver… The top six riders in this classification
averaging in excess of 47 kilometres an hour. The race though belonged to Ukraine’s
Yehor DEMENTYEV as he took the gold!! Next toleave the Pontal was the mens C4 time
trial, 30 km split into two laps of 15km to decide the top three. And it was Jozef
METELKA from Slovakia who proved to be too good for the rest as he took gold in a time
of 37.52 point 84. Next was the men’s time trial C3 Belgiums Diederick Sschelfhout,
who only found out amonth ago he would be competing, tried to advance up the
standingsJapan’s Fujita was more successful in second place. Clifford from Ireland took
gold in a comfortable time of 38.21.79 The women’s time trial B was next and Great Britain’s
Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall made good headway in the first 10k. The
Brazilian team was beginning to show signs of fatigue but it was the Irish duo who lead
throughout and won the gold medal. Hans Peter DURST started the men’s time trial T1-2
very quickly. No matterhow much David Stone from Great Britain tried to narrow the
gap DURST from Germany remained tough to beat. Durst took gold with a time of 22.57.34 The
last time trial was the women’s T1-2 which started with Australia’s Carol
Cook. Jill Walsh of the USA looked determined for top spot, as did Canada’s Shelley
Gautier. Cook, who took gold in London ended up with gold in Rio as well. (with a time
of 26.11.4

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