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.
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.