Fantastic haul of medals at the Para-cycling Road World Championships
Outstanding results at the Para-cycling Road World Championships for Belgian cyclists. Our compatriots have returned from Baie-Comeau in Canada with 8 medals, including 4 golds.
24-year-old Tim Celen (MT2), from the Kempen region, won gold in the time trial and in the road race, where he retained the world title he won last year at Cascais (Portugal).
Maxime Hordies (MH1) took gold in the road race by beating the Italian Fabrizio Cornegliani in the sprint. He went on to win the bronze medal in the time trial in his category.
Louis Clincke (MC4) gave a superb performance in the time trial. With a time of 39:31.27, he took second position on the podium. He also won the prize money in the online race. With his lead wiped out just 200 m from the finish, despite his powerful sprint, he had to relinquish the top spot on the podium to Ronan Grimes from Ireland.
And it was also a double for Ewoud Vromant (MC2). During the 70.2 km road race, he remained in the peloton until the last lap before a problem with his chain in the final two kilometres meant he fell to third place on the podium. Nevertheless, he claimed the gold at the time trial, completing the 18.9 km race in 26:37.97.
Congratulations to our champions!