The 2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships concluded on Sunday in Maniago, Italy, with the road races for the Cycle (C1 - C5) and Tandem categories, followed by the team relay. A total of 13 world titles were awarded on the final day of competition.
The first day of road race competition took place on Saturday at the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships. Rainbow jerseys were awarded in the Tricycle and Handcycle divisions, with a total of 14 World Championship titles decided.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced last month that the men's H1 time trial has been added as a medal event in road cycling for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sport programme in an effort to increase the number of athletes with high support needs competing at the Games.
The three-wheeled tricycle is one of the oldest forms of human powered vehicle, and most people usually encounter it when they first learn to ride as a child. In the para-cycling world, it is one of four divisions, along with Tandem, Handcycle and Cycle, and has two classes, designated as T1 and T2 for both women and men.
In 2015, Arna Albertsdottir became the first athlete from Iceland to compete at a UCI World Championship when she raced at the UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland, as a H3 rider, finishing 14th in the time trial and 13th in the road race - last in both events.