Posted by Editor on 09/15/16
Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Quebec, won his second bronze medal of the Paralympic Games on Thursday, the ninth medal for para-cycling in Rio de Janeiro.
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Moreau finished the Men's H3 category 60 kilometre road race as part of a six rider sprint for the title. Paolo Cecchetto of Italy took the gold medal and Maximilian Weber of Germany the silver. The six riders all finished with the same time of one hour, 37 minutes and 17 seconds. Moreau won a bronze medal the previous day in the individual time trial.
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"Yesterday was good, it was my first medal in Paralympics," said Moreau, "but I expected better, I thought I could have pushed more. But today, with this bronze, I am ecstatic. I couldn't ask for more today. It can be a harder effort in the time trial, but you don't know where you stand to the other guys, as opposed to the road race. In the road race you can always have some surprises, bad luck and accidents. I had some doubts at about three kilometres from the end. The Italians did a really good job of working together, so I was happy just to manage third."
"It was an amazing experience [at the Paralympics]. I had high expectations, especially for the time trial, so today was the cherry on the cake. I hope I made other Canadians proud of us in Rio."
|Men's Road Race H3, 60 km|
|1 Paolo Cecchetto (Italy)||1:33:17|
|2 Maximilian Weber (Germany)|
|3 Charles Moreau (Canada)|
|4 Jean-Francois Deberg (Belgium)|
|5 David Franek (France)|
|6 Vittorio Podesta (Italy)||all s.t.|
|7 Heinz Frei (Switzerland)||1:12|
|8 Jani Peltopuro (Finland)||6:08|
|9 Declan Slevin (Ireland)||11:13|
|10 Luciano Fratini (Luxembourg)||19:35|
|11 Walter Ablinger (Austria)||20:12|
|12 William Lachenauer (USA)||s.t.|
|DNF Lukas Weber (Switzerland)|