The Estoril Circuit saw the Italian team win seven of the fourteen world titles awarded today at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships. The categories in competition were the T class (tricycles) and the H class (handbikes), in both the women’s and men’s sectors.
Team Italy dominated the third day of competition at the Estoril Circuit by winning seven gold medals in today’s events. Giorgio Farroni won in T1 class, Roberta Amadeo in H2, Simona Canipari and Fabrizio Cornegliani in H1, Paolo Cecchetto and Francesca Porcellato in H3 and Luca Mazzone in H2. The Italian team got two more podiums, with second and third places for Ana Maria Vitelaru and Katia Aere, in the H5 class.
The Netherlands was also in the spotlight today, with four gold medals in the H5 class, with Mitch Valize and Chantal Haenen, and H4, with Jetze Plat and Jennette Jansen.
In the other classes of the T category (tricycles) the world titles were distributed between Spain, Germany and Canada. In men’s T2 the victory went to Spanish Joan Reinoso Figuerola, in women’s T2 to German Angelika Dreock-Kaser and in women’s T1 to Canadian Shelly Gautier.
Tomorrow will be the start of the road races in classes B (tandem) and C (bike), both in the women’s and men’s sectors. The B class will be competing between 10am and 12.14pm and the C class between 1.30pm and 6.25pm.