Posted on Tuesday 9th January, 2024

Mark your calendars, folks! In 2024, the Para cycling is bringing the heat with three massive World Cups ahead of the Paralympic Games in August and September.

  1. The Adelaide AUS 2024 Para Cycling Road World Cup will kick off the year from 13-17 January 2024.
  2. The second event will take place in Europe, but the location is still a mystery, from 2-5 May 2024.
  3. You will get a double dose of European excitement because the third event is also in Europe, but the location is still to be confirmed. It will be from 16-19 May 2024.

And that is not all! The Para Cycling Road World Championships are set to take place after the Paralympics, from 21 September 2024. Get ready for some mind-blowing racing action!

Read on to get the lowdown on 2024’s first World Cup in Adelaide, and what it means for the Kiwis.

Who will compete from Aotearoa New Zealand?

A power team of 8 fabulous Para cyclists will represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Adelaide Para Cycling Road World Cup. Find out more about them by clicking the links to their profiles.

Nick Blincoe portrait
Nick Blincoe (C4)
Devon Briggs portrait
Devon Briggs (C3)
Sarah Ellington portrait
Sarah Ellington (C2)
Stephen Hills - Tokyo 2020 Head Shot
Stevo Hills (T2)
Eltje Malzbender - Tokyo 2020 Head Shot
Eltje Malzbender (T1)
Rory Mead (H2)
Nicole Murray - Tokyo 2020 Head Shot
Nicole Murray (C5)
Fraser Sharp (C2)

In addition, two independent athletes from New Zealand will compete:

What’s the Para Cycling Road World Cup schedule?

The action kicks off on Saturday with the hand cyclists’ team relay. All 8 New Zealanders will race their Time Trial on an action-packed Monday. Road Races are split over Tuesday and Wednesday, with the C-class cyclists competing through Tuesday, while hand cyclists and tricyclists take on their Road Races on Wednesday.

All times are in NZST and may change.

WhenEventSport classPara cyclistResult
Sat 13th Jan
8.05pmMen/Women Team RelayH1-5Rory Mead
Jono Nelson
Tiffiney Perry
Mon 15 Jan
11.30amTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)H2Rory Mead Bronze
11.30amTime Trial (23.4km, 3 laps)C4Nick Blincoe10th
11.30amTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)C5Nicole Murray Silver
1.00pmTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)C3Devon Briggs10th
1.00pmTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)C2Fraser Sharp7th
1.00pmTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)C2Sarah Ellington5th
6.45pmTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)T2Stevo Hills6th
6.45pmTime Trial (15.6km, 2 laps)T1Eltje Malzbender Gold
Tue 16 Jan
11.32amRoad Race (70.2km, 9 laps)C4Nick Blincoe11th
1.30pmRoad Race (54.6km, 7 laps)C3Devon Briggs11th
1.32pmRoad Race (54.6km, 7 laps)C2Fraser Sharp4th
7.45pmRoad Race (54.6km, 7 laps)C5Nicole Murray Gold
7.47pmRoad Race (46.8km, 6 laps)C2Sarah Ellington5th
Wed 17 Jan
11.30amRoad Race (23.4km, 3 laps)T2Stevo Hills5th
11.32amRoad Race (23.4km, 3 laps)T1Eltje Malzbender Gold
7.30pmRoad Race (39.0km, 5 laps)H2Rory Mead Bronze

How to follow the Adelaide Para Cycling Road World Cup

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