Luís Costa gets bronze in the long distance test of the European Paracycling – Sport


The Portuguese Luís Costa won today the bronze in the long-distance test of the H5 Europeans of paracycling, which took place in Austria, closing the championships with another medal for the Portuguese team.

The sixth medal in all for Portugal was won by Costa, who ended up 1.53 minutes from the winner, the Dutch Mitch Valize, in a race in which, he admitted, he had “some hope of discussing the victory”.

“I realized that there was a difficult climb and I thought that if someone attacked it could be more difficult for me, and that’s what ended up happening. [… ] It was third place, so of course I’m happy anyway,” he explained, quoted in a statement from the Portuguese Cycling Federation.

In H4, Flávio Pacheco closed the Portuguese participation with a sixth place, in a race won by Frenchman Joseph Fritsch.

The selector, José Marques, made a “very positive” balance, of a team that fulfilled the objectives, with podiums that “were the result of a lot of work”.

The race also served as an antechamber to the World Cup, which takes place between June 9th and 13th in Cascais, in the district of Lisbon.


Source: Correio da Manhã by www.cmjornal.pt.

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