Canadian Joey Desjardins, shown above at the 2021 Paralympics, finished seventh-place in the mixed H team relay at the Para road cycling worlds in Glasgow on Sunday, on a team with Matthew Kinnie and Alexander Hyndman. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images/File) Canada was unable to secure a podium finish on the final day of competition at the inaugural combined UCI Cycling World Championships on Sunday, ultimately finishing with a medal total of 19 (three gold, seven silver, nine bronze) across the 11-day event in Scotland.
In a result emblematic of the competition as a whole, Canada’s best result on the last day came from its Para cycling team. Canada finishing in seventh place in the mixed H team relay at the Para road cycling worlds in Glasgow.
Matthew Kinnie of Riverview, N.B., Joey Desjardins of Hawkesbury, Ont., and Alexander Hyndman of Morpeth, Ont., combined to finish with a time of 27 minutes, 58 seconds in the 15.3-kilometre race. France clocked in at 25:35 to defend its title won at the 2022 Para road cycling worlds in Baie-Comeau, Que.
Germany earned the silver finishing 15 seconds behind France, with the United States claiming bronze in a time of 26:06.
Hyndman’s first lap of 2:50 and Desjardins’ first lap of 2:52 were their fastest times of the day. Kinnie finished strong with a 3:13 time on the ninth and final lap to overtake both the Swiss and Austrian teams. Elsewhere at the Glasgow BMX Centre, Canada was not able to send any riders through to the finals […]