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Pieter du Preez has done it again! He has just placed first in his 8th consecutive Para-Cycling Road World Cup race in Belgium.

 

Ostend, Belgium – Pieter Du Preez was the first quadriplegic in the world to complete an Ironman. He worked hard to reach that goal and continues to inspire, even today. He has once again won the 48km men’s H1 individual road race at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend, Belgium.

In 2003, Pieter was struck down by a car, breaking his neck and leaving him paralysed from the chest down. He spent 42 days in the ICU and when he woke, couldn’t move any part of his body. Du Preez worked hard during his rehabilitation and can now move his wrists, biceps and shoulders, which is how he manages his day-to-day mobility.

Last year we reported that Du Preez had won his 7th international para-cycle race in a row and today we are proud to report that he has earned his 8th. The Road World Cup took place from the 16th to the 19th of May.

The world cup consisted of time trials, road races and team relays across different classes.

We are so proud of Pieter and his acheivment. Thank you for flying the South African flag high!


Sources: UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup
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