Jennette Jansen, second from left, was one of four Dutch winners on the opening day of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend in Belgium ©Getty Images

The Netherlands were the best-performing nation as action begun today at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend in Belgium.

On a day dedicated to individual time trials, Carmen Koedood was one of four Dutch winners with victory in the women's H2 event.

She clocked a time of 47 min 46.66sec to beat Italy's Roberta Amadeo, second in 48:46.51, to the gold medal.

Further Dutch success came through Tim de Vries in the men's H5 in 29:53.69, Jetze Plat in the men's H4 in 28:13.05, and Jennette Jansen in the women's H4 in 35:06.62.

Another country claiming multiple wins was Australia thanks to Carol Cooke, in the women's T2 in 40:38.35, and Emilie Miller, in the single-competitor women's H1 in 44:57.74.

Today's other male victors were the United States' Ryan Boyle in the T2 in 34:03.25, Austria’s Walter Ablinger in the H3 in 30:26.28, Spain's Sergio Garrote Muñoz in the H2 in 33:34.55, and Belgium’s Maxime Hordies in the H1 in 46:44.67.

Completing the list of female winners were Germany’s Andrea Eskau in the H5 in 35:58.00 and Czech Republic’s Katerina Antosova in the H3 in 37:18.52.

A further 12 individual time trials are scheduled for tomorrow.

The event in Ostend is the second round of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup and follows the opener in Corridonia in Italy last week.

A full list of results can be viewed by clicking here.