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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Alfredo Delossants rides in the USA Cycling Collegiate & Para Cycling Road National Championships Thursday morning on Glade Park.

Against the wind

Para-cyclists deal with weather in national championships

A hand-cyclist groaned as he rolled toward the turnaround point. Every rotation of his arms a struggle, an unmerciful headwind slowing his speed to a crawl.
Then he turned, the wind now pounding his back and he was flying toward a grueling hill.
Nothing but arm power and determination.
The first day of the USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships was all about wind and cold, and the determination and resolve of athletes who are undaunted by obstacles in their lives.
Every para-cyclist has a different story about their disability and why they compete.
Like Ryan Boyle, who won a silver medal at the 2016 Para-Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.


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