Preview: 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

By Cady Lowery | Jan. 30, 2020, 9:32 a.m. (ET)

The 2020 track season starts at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Ontario, which runs Jan. 30 - Feb. 2. Thirteen Americans will hit the track to compete for Team USA, including five Paralympians. Five athletes look to land on the podium again in 2020, including Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, California), Justin Widhalm (Bridgeport, Nebraska), Sam Bosco (Upland, California), and Jason Kimball (Kila, Montana), while Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Illinois) looks to defend his world title in the men’s kilo time trial. For more information on the 2020 world championships, click here, and for a day-by-day schedule, click here

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Check out three storylines to watch for at the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. 

Joe Berenyi

Joe Berenyi practices before the world championships in Milton, Ontario

Berenyi is the defending world champion in the MC3 kilo time trial, and he has been since 2015. He looks to earn his sixth gold medal in the event, while also returning to the podium in the MC3 scratch race. 

 

2019 track results:

  • Gold: (MC3) - kilo time trial 

  • Silver: (MC3) - scratch race

 

Stephanie Zundel and pilot Paige Gray

Paige Gray pilots Stephanie Zundel in the women's tandem event at world championships in Milton, Ontario.

Making their world championship debut, the tandem pair of Stephanie Zundel (Hampton, New Jersey) and pilot Paige Gray (Pueblo West, Colorado) will take to the track after a successful test run of the event in 2019.

Clara Brown

Clara Brown races at the 2019 track world championship

Brown looks to earn her first track world championship medal after a breakout 2019 at the Parapan American Games, where she won gold in the individual pursuit, road time trial and road race and a bronze medal in the 500-meter time trial for the women’s C3 class. Brown then added two bronze medals in road race and time trial women’s C3 class at the road world championships to close out a brilliant 2019.