Bernard Barugola, David Cloux, Steeve Touboul
Bernard Barugola, David Cloux, Steeve Touboul

Three Crowns for France
Three Crowns is a national emblem of Sweden that present in the Coat of Arms and the Swedish Air Force roundel, but this time I am talking about three French cyclists who have won three consecutive Summer Deaflympics in the road race event. I consider that the road race is the most prestigious race of any other cycling events because it has powerful display of vigor, along with the drive, determination and the skill tactics that have all key qualities of paramount to triumphing in the most prestigious cycling race. Out of the Blue, Bernard Barugola won the road race at the Rome Deaflympics. And again, David Cloux won the road race at the Melbourne Deaflympics. And this time, Steeve Touboul won it at the Taipei Summer Deaflympics. What secret did they have to accomplish this feat? Here is a big congratulation to the country, France.

Terence Parkin of South Africa
Terence Parkin had won the silver medal in his 200-meter breaststroke swimming event and finished fifth in the 400-meter individual medley at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He had finished third place at the 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships in San Francisco. And again he could manage his strategy to win the bronze medal at the Summer Deaflympics in Taipei for his feat as the cyclist right after he had won the gold medal at his swimming event. It is something about him. He had the stamina and knew how to win two different sports. Here is high five for Terence with thunderous applause!

World Deaf Cycling Championships
The 13th World Deaf Cycling Championships will take place at the Mount-Tremblant about 75 miles northwest of Montreal, Quebec in Canada. The event will take place during the month of June 2011 (not in July) and the exact date will be between June 3rd and 12th. More information will come later.

ICSD Technical Director - Cycling

By Bobby Skedsmo