Ten and Eckhard, gold and silver in the 2021 Cascais World Cup time trials

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RFEC Competicin Carretera 10/06/2021

New day of glory for the Spanish Cycling Team in the 2021 Cascais Paracycling World Championship. The Valencian Ricardo Ten continues to increase his palmars as a cyclist and today Cascais has become the new time trial World Champion in a tremendous exhibition on the Estoril circuit. In addition, the Spanish National Team has added a new metal through Maurice Eckhard, silver time trial in the MC2 class.

With the wind sowing some doubts among the cyclists, a second day of the World Championship began, entirely devoted to the tests against the clock for tndems and bicycles. In the morning, Ricardo Ten, Maurice Eckhard and World Cup debutant Markel Alonso (MC2) join in the always agonizing solo effort.

Ricardo Ten returned to expose his enormous condition and managed to dress in arcoris ahead of the Russian Astashov, just five seconds behind, thus adding his first Championship gold and acquiring, as he indicated, one more dose of motivation to try to reissue his Saturday. arcoris jersey in the online test.

“I wasn’t expecting to get this jersey at all; I came with the illusion of fighting for the podium. It was a surprise to be at the top. This makes me hopeful with the big events that lie ahead,” he said.

Maurice Eckhard for his part was also a tremendous surprise and thanks to an extraordinary time he climbed to the second box of the podium, only surpassed by the French Leaute, better than the Valencian by only eleven seconds. Eckhard was exultant after receiving the medal that accredits him as runner-up in the world: “I am living a dream,” he declared.

The other member of the national team who participated in the morning shift, Markel Alonso, finished his first World Cup participation in a meritorious fifteenth place.

The afternoon session began with participation in the tests against the clock for the male tandems. Bellido-Teruel exhibited a fantastic level to touch the podium and finish in fourth place. Christian Venge and Noel Martín finished in seventh position, while Ignacio Vila and Joan Font finished in fourteenth place.

Immediately afterwards it was the turn for the bikes in the MC5, MC4 and MC3 classes. Juan Antonio Snchez (MC5) managed to finish in twelfth place. In MC4, scar Higuera will be eleventh and Juan Alberto Jimnez seventeenth. Finally, Eduardo Santas finished sixth in MC3, with young Jaime Andrs Mario being thirteenth.

The day for the Spanish National Team was closed by the women’s tandem made up of Irene Mndez and Ginesa Kuki Lpez, who with the wind blowing stronger and stronger managed to finish in ninth place.

Tomorrow comes the turn of time trials for handbikes and tricycles.


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