Three more medals for Canadian riders at Para cycling World Cup

Canadian Paralympic Committee

January 16, 2024

Shibley/Brown tandem reaches new heights with podium finish

Taylor and Veal

ADELAIDE, Australia – Canada’s Para cyclists are trumpeting great promise ahead of the Paralympic Games as they added three more medals in the road races on Tuesday at the season opening World Cup.

Alexandre Hayward of Quispamsis, N.B. took silver in the men’s C3 event after winning gold on Monday in the time trial. Lowell Taylor of Lethbridge, Alta. and his pilot Ed Veal of Toronto notched silver in the men’s tandem while Carla Shibley and Meghan Brown of Calgary took bronze in the women’s tandem.

It was a first career World Cup medal for the Calgarians.

World championship silver medallist Thomas Peyroton Dartet of France took gold in the men’s C3 clocking the 54.6 kilometre route in 1:22:13. Hayward was 1:26 behind and two-time Paralympic Games champion Davis Nicholas of Australia 1:28 back of the winner.

In the men’s race for visually impaired, Taylor and Veal were just 1:32 from the gold in the 85.8 kilometre trek. Tristan Bangma and Patrick Bos of the Netherlands took the win in 1:55:12. Kieran Murphy and Michael Freiberg were third.

After not finishing the time trial on Monday, Shibley and Brown roared to the podium keeping pace with winners Marianna Agostini and Alice Gasparini of Italy, first in 1:57:49 over 70.2 kilometres. Patrycja Kuter and Katarzyna Kornasiewicz of Poland were second.

After two days of competition, Canada has collected seven medals (one gold, three silver and three bronze).

Competition ends Wednesday with the road races in handcycling and the tricycle.

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