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Para-Cycling 1 Day International | Yorkshire 2019

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

Para-Cycling 1 Day International 2019 Press Release

GROUND-BREAKING PARA EVENT GETS YORKSHIRE 2019 OFF TO A FLYING START

The cycling celebrations got off to a sensational start on Saturday with the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International taking place in glorious conditions before the opening ceremony kicked off the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in the Harrogate Fan Zone.

Words by Yorkshire 2019, Images by Chris Maher

Tens of thousands of fans turned out to cheer on the best para-cyclists in the world as they competed in the first-ever para-cycling event to be held alongside the UCI Road World Championships. 89 male and female para-athletes battled it out in no less than 26 different races, with Beverley’s Adam Duggleby the very first rider to cross the finish line piloting Hebden Bridge resident Stephen Bate after emerging triumphant in the B class.

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

Dame Sarah Storey meanwhile, was one of five world champions in action and she too romped to victory in the C5 class.

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019 Dame Sarah Storey

And then, once the para action had concluded, attention immediately turned to the Fan Zone as huge crowds saw UCI President David Lappartient officially declare the UCI Road World Championships open alongside Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley, British Cycling CEO Julie Harrington and Welcome to Yorkshire Commercial Director Peter Dodd.

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

The Championships’ racing will start on Sunday with the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay that will see male and female athletes compete alongside each other for the very first time.

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

Adam Duggleby said: “This is the first time para-cycling races have ever been held alongside an able-bodied event and finishing on the same line as the Road World Championships was pretty special.”

Steve Bate said: “That’s one of the fastest rides we’ve done all year and it was a real war of attrition. The atmosphere was absolutely incredible and we couldn’t have asked for more. Every town we passed through was absolutely packed and to hear our names being called out was just phenomenal. We’ve never experienced anything like that – not even at the Rio Games. It’s great to come away with a win and we want to thank everyone for all that support.”

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

Dame Sarah Storey said: “This is the biggest para crowd I’ve raced in front of since London 2012 and I heard so many cheers and people shouting my name – it was amazing. The course was really good too and held in such a beautiful location. We very rarely get to ride point to point but Yorkshire’s taken the bull by the horns and hopefully this can be a blueprint for how para-cycling events are run worldwide. It was a really sensational event and I’m proud to have been part of it.”

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley said: “I’ve been completely blown away by the weather, crowds, scenery and support. The racing was brilliant too and all the riders were telling me it’s the best event to happen since London 2012. That means so much to me as we really wanted this to be a meaningful event, held on exactly the same stage as the Championships. The dream has become a reality today.

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
B Men’s Result

1 1 STEPHEN BATE ADAM DUGGLEBY BMEN GBR 02:17:13
2 8 DAMIEN VEREKER PAUL FORRISTAL BMEN IRL 02:17:41+00:28
3 7 RICK VELDKAMP RICK FLENS BMEN NLD 02:24:27+07:14

B Women’s Result
1 54 KATIE-GEORGE DUNLEVY EVE MCCRYSTAL BWOMEN IRL 02:36:57
2 56 LORA FACHIE CORRINE HALL BWOMEN GBR 02:38:20 +01.23
3 58 LOUISE JANNERING JENNY ELIASSON BWOMEN SWE 02:52:08 +15.11

C 1-3 Men’s Result
1 124 BENJAMIN WATSON C3 MEN GBR 01:26:37
2 121 JACO VAN GASS C3 MEN GBR 01:29:33+02.56
3 101 ALEKSEI OBYDENNOV C3 MEN RUS 01:29:36+02.59

C 1-3 Women’s Result
1 181 ANNA BECK C3 WOMEN SWE 01:20:18
2 186 ANIEK VAN DEN AARSSEN C3 WOMEN NLD 01:21:24+01.06
3 182 AMELIA CASS C3 WOMEN GBR 01:21:29+01.11

C 4-5 Men’s Result
1 23 WILLIAM BJERGFELT C5 MEN GBR 02:28:09
2 31 ALEX JONES C5 MEN GBR 02:29:14 +01.05
3 27 JONATHAN GILDEA C5 MEN GBR 02:29:45 +01.36

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019

C4-5 Women’s Result

1 164 DAME SARAH STOREY C5 WOMEN GBR 01:34:18
2 162 HANNAH MACDOUGALL C4 WOMEN AUS 01:42:27+08:09
3 163 MORGAN NEWBERRY C5 WOMEN GBR 01:42:29+08:11

H 1-4 Women’s Result

1 221 KAREN DARKE H3 WOMEN GBR 01:04:58
2 225 MELISSA NICHOLLS H4 WOMEN GBR 01:42:58+38.00
3 223 MELANIE HELWEG H4 WOMEN NLD 02:11:03+06.05

H 2 Men’s Results

1 226 JAMES PUTTRELL H2 MEN GBR 02:21:50

H 3 Men’s Results

1 85 DECLAN SLEVIN H3 MEN IRL 01:48:29
2 84 STEFFEN SEIFART H3 MEN DEU 01:49:34+01:05
3 79 LUKE JONES H3 MEN GBR 01:52:10+03:41

H 4 Men’s Results

1 74 ALEX BROOKE-TURNER H4 MEN GBR 01:46:14
2 73 MARK ALLEN H4 MEN GBR 01:47:19+01.05
3 72 CHIEL ALBERS H4 MEN NLD 01:52:05+05.51

H 5 Men’s Results

1 144 STUART TRIPP H5 MEN AUS 01:37:04
2 145 MITCH VALIZE H5 MEN NLD 01:48:39+11:35
3 146 ATHANASIOS SYRMAS H5 MEN 0 02:06:04+29:00

H 5 Women’s Results

1 142 CHANTAL HAENEN H5 WOMEN NLD 02:20:25

T 1-2 Men’s Results

1 207 DAVID STONE T2 MEN GBR 00:53:01
2 204 HANS-PETER DURST T2 MEN DEU 00:53:06+00:05
3 206 RICKARD NILSSON T1 MEN SWE 01:23:55+30:54

T 1-2 Women’s Results

1 202 CAROL COOKE T2 WOMEN AUS 01:02:56
2 203 HANNAH DINES T2 WOMEN GBR 01:29:05+26:09

Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019
Para-Cycling International | Yorkshire 2019 Dame Sarah Storey