Ricardo Ten, world champion in the Glasgow time trial


The Spanish cyclist Ricardo Ten was proclaimed time trial world champion this Thursday on the second day of the Paralympic road cycling competition in Glasgow.

After the gold medal won by Sergio Garrote on Wednesday, Spain once again savored world gold with a Ten that was exhibited in the individual time trial of this ‘Super World Cup’ that encompasses all cycling disciplines for the first time.

The Valencian, who wanted to remove the thorn after winning bronze last year in Canada due to a puncture, went all out in the 17-kilometre time trial held in Dumfries & Galloway and at the first intermediate point he was already leading his team by 11 seconds. main rival, the German Michael Teuber. In the second part of the time trial, Ten regulated his efforts and, although he lowered his income, he was able to keep the gold. The North American Aaron Keith was bronze, 45 seconds behind the Spaniard.

“It is the test that we have really been preparing, and a better impossible result. We knew it would be very close, but we have achieved it,” said a Ten who aims to revalidate in statements provided by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC). your title online next Saturday.

For his part, Eduardo Santas (C3) was unable to revalidate the title won in Baie Comeau last year and had to settle for eighth place, while in C4, Damián Ramos was 19 seconds off the podium, fourth.

In the same way, in the tandems, the duo formed by Christian Venge and Eloy Teruel was left with honey on their lips after also finishing in fourth position, 51 seconds behind the time of the Dutch Bangma/Bos, who once again dominated the test.