The Australian Para-cycling team commenced its 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup campaign with a 12-medal haul, highlighted by dual gold to Adelaide’s Paige Greco.

The picturesque town of Corridonia, Italy, hosted the opening round of the 2019 season, which promises to be hotly contested with valuable Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games qualification points on offer at each round.

All rounds include time trials and road races for all classes, with Greco claiming gold in both events in the C3 classification.

Reigning Paralympic gold medallist Carol Cooke collected dual silver, track world champion Darren Hicks won dual bronze, with Meg Lemon, Hannah Macdougall, Grant Allen and Stu Jones also finding the podium across the weekend.

The team will now head to Ostend, Belgium, for the second round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup.

Results – 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, Corridonia, Italy
Athlete Event Result
Grant Allen Men’s road race H4 Bronze
Men’s time trial H4 4th
Carol Cooke Women’s road race T2 Silver
Women’s time trial T2 Silver
Paige Greco Women’s road race C3 Gold
Women’s time trial C3 Gold
Darren Hicks Men’s road race C2 Bronze
Men’s time trial C2 Bronze
Stu Jones Men’s road race T2 5th
Men’s time trial T2 Bronze
Meg Lemon Women’s road race C4 Silver
Women’s time trial C4 Bronze
Hannah Macdougall Women’s road race C4 Bronze
Women’s time trial C4 Silver
Stu Tripp Men’s road race H5 8th
Men’s time trial H5 12th

By Cycling Australia
Posted: 13/05/2019