Soaring temperatures didn’t stop Canada from winning four medals–two gold and two silver–on Friday’s time trial program and one road race gold on Saturday at the Para Road World Championships in Maniago, Italy. Canada took a bronze in one of Thursday’s opening chronos, with Alex Hyndman 12.9-seconds in arrears of the Italian gold winner.
Shelley Gautier just keeps going. First of all in Friday’s time trial the Torontonian took her 13th world title and 7th in the time trial. She has never been beaten in her category, the women’s T1 TT, since it was established in 2010. On Saturday she earned the T1 road race medal, two Russians joining her on the podium.
— Cycling Canada (@CyclingCanada) August 4, 2018
Also defending his C3 title on Friday was Michael Sametz of Calgary, nearly a minute and a half faster than the German silver medalist.
Second 🌈 jersey for Canada at #pararoadworlds!
Awesome riding by Canadian champ Mike Sametz to secure another World title 🥇 pic.twitter.com/L9QuQcBdc2
— Cycling Canada (@CyclingCanada) August 3, 2018
The two silvers were earned when German Michael Teuber edged out Canada’s Ross Wilson in the men’s C1 chrono by 2.14 seconds over 13.6-km, and Tristen Chernove lost his men’s C2 title by 5.57-seconds to a Russian athlete.
Italy hadn’t escaped the heat wave that broiled much of Europe.
— UCI Para-Cycling (@UCI_paracycling) August 4, 2018
On Saturday, three Canadians finished the H3 road race, Charles Moreau the best placed in sixth.