Jason Macom Closes Track Cycling World Championships With Two Silver Medals

By Cady Lowery | Feb. 02, 2020, 9:23 p.m. (ET)

Jason Macom earns two medals on the final day of world championships Jason Macom rides to two medals on the final day of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. 

MILTON, Ontario – Jason Macom (Little Rock, Arkansas) earned two silver medals on the final day of competition at the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships to highlight a four-medal day for Team USA to conclude the four-day event held at Mattamy National Cycling Center in Milton, Ontario.

Double Silver - Macom took home the first world championships medal of his career when he earned silver in the men’s C4 scratch race after a battle on the track. The scratch race propelled him to second place on the podium in the men’s omnium to conclude an impressive world championships.

Tandem Teamwork - Stoker Stephanie Zundel (Hampton, New Jersey) and pilot Paige Gray (Pueblo West, Colorado) earned a bronze medal in their first international competition after only six months of riding together. The pair teamed up for the tandem sprint, finishing in a time of 12.145 and 12.705 in their final races.

Bronze Trio - The trio of Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Illinois), Jason Kimball (Kila, Montana) and Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, California) rode to the bronze medal in the mixed team sprint, earning their third world championships medal as a team in the event.

Team USA results from Feb. 2

4 medals (2 silvers, 2 bronzes)

 

Silver: Jason Macom (Little Rock, Ark.), men’s C4 scratch race and omnium (140)

 

Bronze: Joe Berenyi (Osewego, Ill.), Jason Kimball (Kila, Mont.) and Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), mixed team sprint; Stephanie Zundel (Hampton, N.J.) and Paige Gray (Pueblo West, Colo.), women’s tandem sprint (12.145 and 12.705)

 

Full results can be found on the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships website.

 

QUOTES

 

Jason Macom

“It’s so hard to explain, but seeing my flag raised - even though it wasn’t the top one - was such an honor. To be standing next to Jozef Metelka [of Slovakia], who I learned about when I was laying in the hospital five years ago just dreaming of being on the podium with him, was even cooler. To be second with him is a huge honor, but I hope to switch places with him at the next race.”

 

“After I learned I medaled, I called my wife. She’s my biggest supporter and my best friend in the world. We did this together. She has been there supporting me and this dream from day one. This is as much her result as it is mine.”

 

Stephanie Zundel 

“This medal is absolutely incredible. It’s definitely a dream come true. I love that Paige and I can be a team and that we crushed it at our first international competition. It takes a village, and everyone has been so helpful. Paige is the best pilot ever. We just started riding six months ago, so this is just incredible.”

 

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