Joe Berenyi, Sam Bosco and Team Sprint Win Medals to Close Para-cycling Track World Championships

By Olivia Truby | March 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m. (ET)

Sam Bosco won two bronze medals in the WC5 individual pursuit and scratch race at the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

APELDOORN, Netherlands - With an additional four medals in the final two days of competition, Team USA returns home with seven medals from the 2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Following his world title in the MC3 kilo time trial on Friday, four-time Paralympic medalist Joe Berenyi (Aurora, Illinois) extended his podium finishes by placing second in the MC3 scratch race. Berenyi claimed his third medal of the world championships on the final day of competition, as he, Jason Kimball (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Paralympian Chris Murphy (Alta Loma, California) raced to the bronze medal in the team sprint.

Two-time Paralympic bronze medalist Sam Bosco (Upland, California) made her name known on the track on Saturday, taking home a pair of bronze medals in the WC5 individual pursuit (3:53.513) and scratch race.

Earlier in the world championships, Murphy and Justin Widhalm (Colorado Springs, Colorado) won bronze in the MC5 and MC4 kilo time trial.

New to the event this year was the omnium test event, which is a point accumulation event based on finishes in the flying 200-meter, time trial, individual pursuit and scratch race. Berenyi placed first in the MC3 class, while Jason Macom (Little Rock, Arkansas) finished atop the podium in the MC4 class.

Quotes
Sam Bosco
“I was very excited to come to track world championships this year, as I did not expect to be racing the track due to knee injuries. To be able to secure two bronze medals for Team USA still feels like I’m dreaming. The best part was having my husband, staff, teammates and families from both the USA and other countries cheering me on and helping me get those bronze medals. It was an amazing feeling to hear cheering from virtually everywhere along the lap for both the individual pursuit and scratch race. Super fun.”

Jason Kimball
“After a roller coaster of a week, it’s a great feeling to finish out the event with success in the team sprint. The entire team of athletes and staff were there, and I could hear everyone. It really meant the world to me.”

U.S. Paralympics Cycling Team Medal Count: 7
Gold: 1 - Joe Berenyi (MC3 time trial)
Silver: 1 - Joe Berenyi (MC3 scratch race)
Bronze: 5 - Chris Murphy (MC5 time trial); Justin Widhalm (MC4 time trial); Sam Bosco (WC5 individual pursuit, scratch race); team sprint (Berenyi, Murphy, Jason Kimball)

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