Women’s T2 Road Race Podium – Shelley Gautier of Canada in Bronze, Eltje Malzbender of New Zealand in Silver and Pavlina Vejvodova of Czech Republic in The Rainbow Jersey. Photo / Ed Syk / esSWpix.com Eltje Malzbender has seized another silver at the World Championships in Glasgow – bringing the Para Cycling tally to an remarkable 12 medals across the event.
The performance in Glasgow from the Para team has so far obliterated their 2022 showing in Canada – in which they claimed just three medals.
Malzbender displayed her signature drive, keeping a sizeable gap throughout on the other riders in the T1 group, coming just short of Czech rider Pavlina Vejvedova who claimed gold. The Cambridge-based rider maintained her position over former world champion Shelley Gautier of Canada, who finished with bronze to round out the medals.
“The length suits me much more than the really short time trial. And on the hills on this road race I was able to pull away from Shelly Gautier,” said Malzbender.
Two other Kiwi Para cyclists also rounded out their World Championships with distinction today.
In the dramatic Men’s T2 race Paralympian Stevo Hills, who also rides a trike, finished 9th. Hills was caught up in a crash at the start of the second lap but managed to ride free and chased hard the whole second lap to make up the ground and finish just seconds outside a podium spot.
Fellow Paralympian Rory Mead powered his way through 48km to finish 5th in the H2 race. Unable […]