Los Angeles ready to receive world’s best Para cyclists01.03.2017
The UCI Para cycling Track World Championships will kick off in the US coastal city on 2 March, with close to 80 athletes from 20 countries competing.
Around 80 cyclists from 20 countries will be contending for the 28 gold medals at stake at the UCI Para cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles, USA, from 2-5 March.
The host nation has the largest delegation with 14 athletes, including Paralympic champions Joseph Berenyi and Shawn Morelli.
Great Britain took eight golds, two silvers and two bronzes at last year’s Paralympic Games and are hoping to increase their medal haul at this year’s Worlds, with a team which includes five Rio 2016 medallists.
Multi-Paralympic champion Jody Cundy will lead the team, whilst 11-time world champion Neil Fachie seeks to continue his winning ways.
Other defending world champions that will compete in Los Angeles are Canada’s Tristen Chernove, Australia’s Kyle Bridgwood and Slovakia’s Jozef Metelka.
The VELO Sports Center in Los Angeles, USA, will stage the competitions. Built in 2004, it is one of the US Olympic Team’s official training venues and it was the first covered velodrome in North America to meet international standards.
The 2017 UCI Para cycling Track World Championships will take place in Los Angeles, USA, from 2-5 March.
Full story can be found on UCI’s website.