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Lance Footer, Clark Rachfal, Shawn Cheshire score victories at USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships

David Swanson, Clark Rachfal, Shawn Olin & Lance Footer during the race. Image credit: United States Association of Blind Athletes.
David Swanson, Clark Rachfal, Shawn Olin & Lance Footer during the race.  Image credit: United States Association of Blind Athletes.

David Swanson, Clark Rachfal, Shawn Olin & Lance Footer during the race. Image credit: United States Association of Blind Athletes.

On Sunday, the USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships concluded in Madison, Wisconsin with Lance Footer, Clark Rachfal, and Shawn Cheshire all cycling away with victories.

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Vision impaired cyclist Lance Footer with pilot Shawn Olin finished first in the men’s tandem road race.  In the men’s time trial event,  Clark Rachfal with pilot David Swanson cycled into first place.  The women’s tandem road race and time trail races were both won by Shawn Cheshire with pilot Mackenzie Woodring.

There were five cyclists who managed to sweep all three disciplines,  criterium, time trial and road race, at the event. On the men’s side, Matt Bigos swept the  C1 class, Aaron Keith swept the C2 class and Mark Gyulafia swept the C5 class.  On the women’s side, Jamie Whitmore  swept the C3 events and Shawn Morelli swept the C4 events.

The event was an opportunity for national selectors to get an idea as whom they would invite to be part of the United States team at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, South Carolina.  The competition is scheduled for August.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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