Cycling World Cup: Handbiker Zen succeeds in title hat-trick

Cycling World Cup: Handbiker Zen succeeds in title hat-trick

Status: 08/14/2022 at 12:03 PM

Annika Zane completed her title hat-trick in the road race at the World Cycling Championships in Bai-Comou, Canada.

The 37-year-old hand biker on Sunday (14.08.2022) won 56.7 kms in 1:56:47 hours and was crowned world champion for the third time after 2019 and 2021 in the road race. The former wheelchair basketball player had previously won the title in the individual time trial in Canada.

“You dream of this kind of success, but a lot can happen,” said Zayn, who collected all the major titles this year with two gold medals at the European Championships and the overall World Cup: “A mistake or a technical fault – And it’s over. It’s over. It’s great that everything went well here. I’m really happy.”

Majunke also defended his title

Apart from Zine, tricycle rider Jana Mazunke also successfully defended her title. Two-time Paralympic winner from Tokyo won the T2 class road race ahead of her teammate Angelica Drake-Saffron.

In the individual time trial, 55-year-old Drake-Kesar had won the world championship debut, with his 31-year-old colleague Mazunke finishing third. “It was a tough but good race. We were able to keep the competition away from us from the start. Angelica and I worked well together. I’m very happy about the World Championships title,” said Mazunke.

In the road race for the tricycle, Maximilian Jaeger also won the bronze medal on the mountain route. “I am proud that I was able to keep up with the leading runners to the end,” said the 22-year-old.

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Already seven gold medals

Before the final day, the team from the German Disabled Sports Federation had already won gold seven times, silver twice and bronze twice.


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