Shawn Cheshire (stoker) and Mackenzie Woodring (pilot) were snubbed for the RIO Game by U.S. Paralympic despite a time 2 mph faster than the 25 mph average needed too qualify.

Shawn Cheshire (stoker) and Mackenzie Woodring (pilot) were snubbed for the RIO Games by U.S. Paralympics despite a time 2 mph faster than the 25 mph average needed to qualify at yesterday’s trials.

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.

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