In the Canadian city of Baie-Comeau, the final stage of the World Cup in cycling will be held among persons with physical impairments.
About 220 athletes from 18 countries will take part in the competition.
The opening ceremony will take place on August 15, on 16 and 17 the time trial races will be held, and 18 and 19 – the team races.
In the competitions from Russia will participate 4 athletes:
Arslan Gilmutdinov (Udmurt Republic) - class МС2
Svetlana Moshkovich (Moscow) - WH4
Sergey Pudov (Udmurt Republic) - MS4
Anna Tikhonova (Novgorod Region) - WC4
Svetlana Moshkovich will start at the start of the race on August 16, and the team stage will be 18. Arslan Gilmutdinov, Sergei Pudov and Anna Tikhonova will compete for medals on August 17 and 19 respectively.
As a result of the 2 previous stages, Russian athletes won 3 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals.
Arslan Gilmutdinov and Sergei Pudov lead the World Cup in their classes, and Svetlana Moshkovich is on 2nd place.
Cycling was first included in the program of the VII Paralympic Summer Games in 1984 in New York and Stoke-Mandeville. Competitors are among athletes with cerebral palsy, amputations and other physical impairments, as well as with visual impairments. Races take place on bicycles, tricycles, tandems and handbikes. At the XVI Paralympic Summer Games in 2020 in Tokyo (Japan), 50 sets of medals will be played, athletes with physical impairments will conquer for 42 sets of medals, and athletes with visual impairments - 8.
Press Service of the Russian Paralympic Committee