The TándemMurcia team overcame the technical difficulties with their bike during the time trial
Miguel Ángel Clemente and Ismael Sánchez – the two members of TandemMurcia, the para-cycling team we sponsor – have returned from the Spanish Para-Cycling Road Championships with a new medal, despite the technical setbacks they suffered during their participation in the tandem time trial. The technical problems almost forced them to abandon the first race, which took place on Saturday, 18th May, on a course with steep roads and strong winds, and during which their gear shift cable snapped. Ismael’s quick reaction, tying the cable to the handlebar, enabled them to finish the trial using only the front derailleur and winning them the bronze medal.
As soon as they finished the unlucky race, they had to repair the bicycle against the clock to make it to the road race which awaited them the following day. After a tight final sprint against the local Castile-Leon team, TándemMurcia crossed the finish line in second position.
Going for the World Cup
The result obtained at the Spanish Championship has motivated TandemMurcia even more following their participation in the Para-Cycling World Championships held in Mexico a month ago. Their English and Australian rivals made the race very difficult for them and the result, although good, was unexpected: Miguel Ángel Clemente and Pedro José Vera came fifth in the individual pursuit test and fourth in the kilometre time trial with a standing start. Nonetheless, in both cases our team improved on their personal best.
TándemMurcia is now enthusiastically preparing for the next two challenges ahead of them: the Bizkaiko Bira, to be held at the beginning of July, and the Segovia World Cup, to be held at Cantimpalos at the end of the same month.
Here at Inmesol, we continue to cheer them on. Go for it, champs!