Colorado Springs, Colo., - The 2010 Paralympic Road Nationals rolled to a close Thursday June 25, and time trials were the name of the game. The time trials measured each athlete’s time against a national, talent pool, emerging, and military standard and served as a qualifier for the 2010 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.
Twelve athletes will receive nomination to the world championships because of their qualifications at this event and will join current world champions and automatic qualifiers Oz Sanchez, Barbara Buchan and Jennifer Schuble to the Team USA roster. A total of four races took place with 44 athletes competing in the events.
The women’s C1-5, Blind/Visually Impaired categories are nominating five athletes to World’s. Greta Neimanas (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2008 Beijing Paralympian and two time medalist at the Road World Championships, finished with a percentage of 102.1. 2007 World Champion medalist, Kelly Crowley (Redwood City, Calif.) advances with a 105.1%. National team member and newer to the circuit athlete, Megan Fisher (Missoula, Mont.) finished with a 106%.
From the men’s H1-4, T1-2 division three athletes will earn nomination including Steven Peace (San Diego, Calif.), a U.S. Navy veteran, who finished with a 98%, which was the lowest of the day. Paralympian Matthew Updike (Denver, Colo.), had a 103.9%. Last to advance from this category is David Randall (Mansfield, Ohio) with a 105%.
The men’s C1-5, Blind/Visually Impaired categories are nominating four individuals and one tandem pair to World’s. Men’s tandem team and World Track Champions, Rachfal Clark (Annapolis, Md.) and David Swanson, advance with a 107.3%. Michael Farrell (Colorado Springs, Colo.), was next to advance with a 110.9% and Sam Kavanagh (Bozeman, Mont.) followed that with a 111.5%. The last two to advance from this division is Anthony Zahn (Riverside, Calif.) who received a 112% and Craig Vogtsberger (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) with a 113%.
Advancing from the women’s H1-4, T1-2 is Muffy Davis (Salt Lake City, Utah) who is a Paralympic skier and a first year cycler. Davis finished with an overall percentage of 105.5.
The 2010 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships will take place August 19-22 in Baie-Comeau, Canada.
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