Hosts Italy topped the medal standings on day two of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup event in Maniago ©UCI Para-cycling/Twitter

Carlo Calcagni followed up his success in the T2 time trial yesterday by winning the equivalent road race as hosts Italy claimed the biggest medal haul on day two of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Cup event in Maniago.

Calcagni clocked a time of 50min 08sec to finish seven seconds ahead of Germany’s Hans-Peter Durst, who earned his second silver medal of the weekend, as South Africa’s Goldy Fuchs completed the podium.

Compatriots Luca Mazzone and Francesca Porcellato also claimed gold medals in the H2 and H3 classes respectively, while Alessandro Zanardi took H5 silver and Marco Milanesi H1 bronze.

Mazzone completed his 49.7 kilometres race in a time of 1 hour 37min 12sec, beating Switzerland’s Tobias Fankhauser by 45 seconds, with Belgium’s Christophe Hindricq in third.

Meanwhile, Porcellato went one better than his silver medal yesterday, fending off the challenge of Poland’s Renata Kaluza, who he lost to in the time trial, and Great Britain’s bronze medallist Karen Darke.

Alessandro Zanardi took the H5 silver medal
Alessandro Zanardi took the H5 silver medal ©Getty Images

France’s Quentin Aubague backed up his time trial triumph yesterday by winning the tricycle T1 class in a time of 1:02:57.

A minute behind him came Russia’s Sergey Semochkin, and the same podium line-up as the time trial was complete when Czech Republic’s Jiri Hindr sealed third spot.

There was also a second win for Finland’s Teppo Polvi in the hand cycling H1 class as he posted a winning time of 1:30:58.

Czech Republic’s Patrik Jahoda was more than five minutes off the pace in second, with the bronze medal going to Italy’s Milanesi.

In the women’s racing, South Africa’s Justine Asher took the H2 class honours in a time of 39:25, getting the better of The Netherlands’ Carmen Koedood in second, and South Korea’s Mikyoung Jeon, silver medallist in the time trial, in third.

The action in Maniago is due to come to a close tomorrow with races in the C classes, tandem and mixed hand cycling relay.

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