Stoker Shawn Cheshire and pilot Mackenzie Woodring were left off the U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team announced today despite scorching the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Time Trial Saturday in Huntersville, N.C.
Cheshire, a blind athlete from Camillus, N.Y., and Woodring, one of Michigan’s best woman cyclists ever, averaged over 27 mph (2 mph faster than the qualifying standard) on a loopy, rollercoaster course ill-suited for a time trial.
“Mac & Cheese’s” time of 39:18.90 over the 18-mile course is believed to a best for the duo.
Cheshire and Woodring swept the time trial and road race at USA Cycling’s Paracycling National Championships just over a month ago. Woodring is a Paralympic veteran who won a pair of Golds in Beijing.