Global recognition is coming to the Upstate Aug. 27 – Sept. 1 in the form of the 2014 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships. Greenville will play host to over 300 of the world’s best athletes for the first Para-Cycling Road World Championship in the United States since 1998. With over 40 countries represented, this five-day competition will bring diverse cultures and unrivaled talent to the Upstate for an unforgettable experience.
The world championships will begin with the Parade of Nations on Wednesday, August 27th at 6 p.m. at the TD Stage in downtown Greenville. The following four days will be packed with time trials and road races to cater to the athletes’ abilities.
There will be four categories of competition:
- Tandem cycling, designed for visually impaired athletes
- Tricycle cycling, for athletes with an impairment specific to balance and coordination
- Hand Cycling, composed of athletes with lower limb constraints
- Cycling, for athletes who require an adapted “standard” bike to fit their needs
These events will take place at the Clemson University’s ICAR Millennium Campus and the BMW Performance Center. For a full list of the 2014 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship events and their locations, click here.
This event is the chance for these dedicated athletes to demonstrate their wide range of abilities and skill. Greenville Health System is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this world renowned event and is looking forward to a strong community turn out to support each athlete and especially the eight members of our own Team Roger C. Peace who are competing for Team USA.
We are thrilled to host the world for the 2014 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championship. We look forward to seeing you in the crowds among the rest of the world supporting these strong and dedicated athletes.