Australia has concluded the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, South Carolina, with eight medals including four world titles.
Dual world champion, Carol Cooke (VIC), successfully defended both her time trial and road race crowns in the women’s T2 category while South Australia’s Bianca Woolford won silver in both the T1 events.
Other world titles went to 19-year-old Alistair Donohoe (VIC) in the men’s C5 road race, and Jayme Richardson (NSW) in the women’s C1 time trial.
Canberra’s Sue Powell also picked up two medals from the championships, winning silver in the C4 road race and bronze in the time trial.
On the final day of competition in sweltering heat, Carol Cooke earned her second gold for the event, dominated the road race to finish over seven minutes ahead of main rival Jill Walsh (USA). Germany’s Jana Majunke rounded out the podium.
Woolford completed her 20 kilometre event just 23 seconds behind gold medallist Shelley Gautier (CAN) while Russia’s Yulia Sibagatova took bronze.
In the men’s events, Nigel Barley (WA) finished seventh in the men’s 61 kilometre H3 event.
Gold – Carol Cooke ITT, T2
Gold – Jayme Richardson, ITT C1
Silver – Bianca Woolford, ITT T1
Bronze – Sue Powell, ITT C4
4th – Alex Green ITT C4
5th – Stuart Tripp, ITT H5
6th – David Nicholas, ITT C3
6th – Alistair Donohoe, ITT C5
7th – Nigel Barley, ITT H4
7th – Michael Gallagher, ITT C5
8th – Mick Curran and Matt Formston, ITT Tandem
Gold – Carol Cooke, IRR T2
Gold – Alistair Donohoe, IRR C5
Silver – Bianca Woolford, IRR T1
Silver – Sue Powell, IRR C4
2nd – Jayme Richardson, IRR C1 (No Medal Award)
4th – Alex Green, IRR C4
4th – David Nicholas, IRR C3
6th – Stuart Tripp, IRR H5
7th – Nigel Barley, IRR H4
10th – Mick Curran and Matt Formston, IRR Tandem
15th – Michael Gallagher, IRR C5
DNF – Craig Parsons, IRR H2 (Re-Classified)
By Cycling Australia
Photo with thanks to Cycling Australia