para2The 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Champions were crowned in Baie-Comeau, Canada from August 28th to September 1st. A few facts and figures:

•     264 athletes from 38 countries took part

•     They were accompanied by a total of 164 accredited staff

•     The USA won 19 medals, Germany 14 and Italy 13

•     22 countries won at least one medal

•     13 athletes won both the time trial and the road race

•     6 athletes successfully defended their world titles

•     20 Paralympic Champions were competing

•     C2, C4, C5 and H2 were the largest sport classes with 28 men and women athletes each

•     It was the second time the Worlds were held in Baie-Comeau after 2010

•     The last five editions were held in Aigle (Switzerland), Bordeaux (France), Bogogno (Italy), Baie-Comeau (Canada) and Roskilde (Denmark)

•     Next year they will be held in Greenville, United States, followed by Notwil, Switzerland, in 2015.

•     The date of next year’s event in Greenville: August 28th – September 1st.

 

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Photo: Handcyclists are encouraged by the crowds of Baie-Comeau as they prepare for the start of their road race.

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