Alicia Davis celebrating after winning the women's H3 time trial on Sept. 13, 2019 in Emmen, Netherlands.
EMMEN, NETHERLANDS – Alicia Dana (Putney, Vermont) won her first world title since 2014 in the women’s H3 time trial as Team USA closed out the final day of time trial competition with seven medals at the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.
Highlights From Road Cycling
World Champion – Dana earned her second-career world title in the women’s H3 time trial, winning bymore than a 30-second lead (34:41.53) over 20.8-kilometers in her first event of the competition. She last won a world title in 2014 in the time trial.
Breakout Performance – Tom Davis (Fremont, Indiana) won his first individual world championship medal with silver in the men’s H4 time trial. Davis, who already has a silver medal from the team relay on Wednesday, has had a successful performance so far in Emmen, earning his first world championship medals.
Starting Strong – In her first race in Emmen, Oksana Masters (Louisville, Kentucky) had her best finish at a road world championships with a silver medal in the women’s H5 time trial. Masters overcame mechanical issues with her bike in the last few weeks to capture her first time trial and second career cycling medal at a world championships.
Team USA Results
Overall: 11 medals (2 gold, 5 silvers, 4 bronze)
Time Trial (Sept. 13): 7 medals (1 gold, 3 silvers, 3 bronzes)
Gold (1): Alicia Dana (Putney, Vt.) – WH3 (34:41.53)
Silver (3): Tom Davis (Fremont, Ind.) – MH4 (28:30.05); Oksana Masters (Louisville, Ky.) – WH5 (35:16.11); Jill Walsh (Syracuse, N.Y.) – WT2 (39:13.37)
Bronze (3): Ryan Boyle (Monroe, Conn.) – MT2 (35:00.95); Will Groulx (Portland, Ore.) – MH2 (33:5.20); Oz Sanchez (San Diego, Calif.) – H5 (30:05.15)
All of the athletes in the above classes completed two laps for a distance of 20.8-kilometers. Full results can be found at this link.
“It feels amazing. I have wanted a world championship title since 2014. It’s eluded me until now and I was wanting this so badly. It just feels incredible.”
“It feels so great considering that 2015 was my first world championships in cycling and I didn’t even make the podium in this event, so to be second and within fighting distance of gold feels absolutely incredible. I know there’s a lot more speed to come.”
“It was a great race. It was fast from the very beginning, and after six years of doing this, it’s finally great to get on the podium.”
Road races begin on Saturday with the men’s and women’s C1-5 classes, including Shawn Morelli (Saegertown, Pennsylvania) who will seek redemption from the time trial and to defend her world title in the women’s C4 class. Jamie Whitmore (Somerset, California) competes in the WC3 with hopes of upgrading her bronze from 2018. Aaron Keith (Woodinville, Washington) races in the men’s C1 class with eyes set on winning his second world title in Emmen.