Algarvio Luís Costa is sixth in the long-distance race in Maniago

One day after being sixth in the time trial

Luís Costa from Algarve was today sixth in the long-distance race for class H5 of the Paracycling World Cup stage, which takes place in Maniago.

One day after being sixth in the time trial, Luís Costa repeated his classification in the long-distance race. The 62,4-kilometer race was dominated by the big favorite, Dutchman Mitch Valize, who isolated himself and won comfortably.

Mitch Valize crossed the finish line 16 seconds ahead of Frenchman Loic Vergnaud. Qiangli Liu won the bronze medal match, spending 1m45s more than the winner.

Luís Costa was in the battle for fifth place, with Krzysztof Plewa, finishing in sixth place, 2m42s behind first.

Competing in the H4 class, Flávio Pacheco was unable to complete the 62,4 kilometers. He was riding in 12th position when the handbike changed, ending up giving up. In the same race, Carlos Neves raced as an individual, finishing 23rd, one lap behind the winner, the Dutch rider Jetze Plat.

The podium was completed by the Frenchman Joseph Fritsch, who discussed the sprint race as the winner, and the Belgian Jonas van de Steene, who was 1m19s behind.

The Maniago stage of the World Cup ends this Sunday.

Telmo Pinão leaves at 7:45 am for the class C2 long-distance race, which will be 70,2 kilometers long. Racing as an individual and not for the National Team, Jorge Pina takes off at 12:45 pm in the class B long-distance race and Miguel Pacheco starts at 15:15 pm for the class C5 long-distance race.