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
Time trial
NameClassificationResult
Grant AllenH44th
Darren HicksC2Bronze
Stu JonesT2Bronze
Stu TrippH512th
Carol CookeT2Silver
Paige GrecoC3Gold
Meg LemonC4Bronze
Hannah MacdougallC4Silver
Road race
NameClassificationResult
Grant AllenH4Bronze
Darren HicksC2Bronze
Stu JonesT25th
Stu TrippH58th
Carol CookeT2Silver
Paige GrecoC3Gold
Meg LemonC4Silver
Hannah MacdougallC4Bronze

By Cycling Australia
Posted: 13/05/2019

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