2012 London Paralympic Cycling

Three weeks ago the 2012 London Paralympic cycling program was still in full swing. While much attention was on the Vuelta, it’s hard to go past the Paralympic program for inspirational results. RIDE #58 will feature some of the defining images of the 2012 London Paralympic Games

To help you understand the racing schedule, it’s important to understand the classification procedure. Here is a brief explanation from the Games’ site:

There are four classes for competition:

  • B – athletes with a visual impairment who compete on a tandem with a sighted pilot on the front
  • H1–H4 – athletes with an impairment that affects their legs and so compete using a handcycle
  • T1–T2 – athletes with an impairment that affects their balance and so compete using a tricycle
  • C1–C5 – athletes with an impairment that affects their legs, arms and/or trunk but compete using a standard bicycle

In the H, T and C classes, the lower the athlete’s class number, the greater the impact of their impairment on their ability to cycle. So for example a C1 cyclist will have an impairment that has more of an impact on their ability to cycle than a C5 cyclist.

 

ROAD & TIME TRIAL:

  • Men’s Individual H 1 Road Race
  • Men’s Individual H 2 Road Race
  • Men’s Individual H 3 Road Race
  • Men’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  • Men’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  • Men’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  • Men’s Individual B Road Race
  • Men’s Individual H 1 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual H 2 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual C 1 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual C 2 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual C 3 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  • Men’s Individual B Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual H 1-3 Road Race
  • Women’s Individual H 4 Road Race
  • Women’s Individual C 1-3 Road Race
  • Women’s Individual C 4-5 Road Race
  • Women’s Individual B Road Race
  • Women’s Individual H 1-2 Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual H 3 Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual H 4 Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual C 1-3 Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual C 4 Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual C 5 Time Trial
  • Women’s Individual B Time Trial
  • Mixed H 1-4 Team Relay
  • Mixed T 1-2 Road Race
  • Mixed T 1-2 Time Trial

TRACK:

  • Men’s Ind.B Sprint
  • Men’s Ind.C1 Pursuit
  • Men’s Ind. B Pursuit
  • Men’s Ind.C2 Pursuit
  • Men’s Ind.C3 Pursuit
  • Men’s Ind. C4 Pursuit
  • Men’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  • Men’s Ind. C1-2-3 1km Time Trial
  • Men’s Ind.C4-5 1km Time Trial
  • Men’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  • Women’s Ind. B Pursuit
  • Women’s Ind. C1-2-3 Pursuit
  • Women’s Ind.C4 Pursuit
  • Women’s Ind. C5 Pursuit
  • Women’s Ind.B 1km Time Trial
  • Women’s Ind.C1-2-3 500m Time Trial
  • Women’s Ind. C4-5 500m Time Trial
  • Mixed C1 to 5 Team Sprint

 

Author: design@ride

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