Online race events were scheduled on Sunday for the final day of the Paralympic World Cup in Emmen, the Netherlands. Bronze medalists in the time trial on Friday, Nicole Clermont and Marie-Claude Molnar, finished fourth and fifth in their respective class.
In class C5, Clermont, of Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, was 6 minutes 23 seconds behind the winner of the 71km race, Polish Anna Harkowska. The American Samantha Bosco (+6 minutes 16 seconds) is second and the Dutch Caroline Groot (+6 minutes 20 seconds) is third.
“I got up feverishly. I was not sure I was going to start. There was an attack on the Polish woman and no one wanted to work to get her. I worked hard, but my lack of experience in the last corner cost me a podium. I’m going back home ready to train harder for the World Championships in September, “Clermont said.
“I worked with Morelli in the last lap to try to clinch the other C4s, but they stayed there. I took the last remaining strength to attack before the last corner, but there was not enough gas to go to the line, “said Molnar.
The para-cyclist said he was satisfied with his race since his goals were achieved. “My teammate Nicole helped me a lot by giving me advice. I had to work patience, which was not easy. It paid off because I was able to use my power to come out strong at the end of the U-turns. Obviously, we burn a lot of cartridges in this maneuver. ”