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The Committee of the European Handcycling Federation wishes you all a very enjoyable holiday season and all the best for 2015


Short Report about the EHF General Meeting in Louny

From 08-09 November 2014 our EHF Country Representatives attended the EHF Annual General Meeting in Louny. Our big EHF family was represented by the members from the following countries: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands and Spain.

We were joined by our friends and family, who were supporting us during the meeting. Thank you!

The most significant subjects to discuss for the upcoming season 2015 were: Evaluation 2014 Season, Financial situation, Sponsorship, Calendar for the next year, EHC vs Handcycling world (current situation, possible evolution), Improvements, Rulebook, Promotion and many, many more. It was a very intense and creative meeting. We are hoping that our work and ideas will lead to upgrading the quality and the satisfaction of both, our Athletes and the Race Organizers.

On this occasion we would like to thank all the members of the European Handcycling Federation for attending,their great effort during the meeting and the most of all Radovan Sabata for his big heart and hospitality.

We will inform you shortly about the meeting conclusions and our new ideas! Please stay tuned!


The EHC Race Calendar 2015 is online now
The European Handbike Circuit will start again in March at Abu Dhabi and finish at Barcelona City and Castelldefels in October. After a break of several years the EHC comes back to the Netherlands with an event at Utrecht, where at the same weekend the Tour de France will start next year. The circuit includes also the traditional events at Rosenau and Louny and for the 2nd time Rzeszow.


The EHF Homepage was hacked for several days.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your understanding and your patience.
The EHC race calendar for 2015 season will be announced the next week.


All EHC Statistics have been updated now
Do you know how often you participated in the EHC races the past 14 years or how often our athletes did already win? Have a look into the following statistics:
Hall of Fame I - 254 athletes on the podest
Hall of Fame II - all champion titles
Athletes and number of their starts + participants/nation
Special congratulations from the EHF Committee to Seine Snippe and Wolfgang Schattauer who became members of the “EHC 100 Races Club” this year.
Special event statistics - Number of participants in each event and different classes.
In 2014 a total of 312 athletes started in 12 races and since beginning of EHC history in 2001 1082 athletes from 49 countries had a total of 10183 starts in 116 races. And it is worth mentioning that the EHC event organizers and the EHF paid about 400000 Euros to the winners until today.
The European Handbike Circuit 2014 is over and the official results are available now. Thank you for participating and congratulation to all winners. Planning for next year\'s Circuit will start soon and the race calendar should be available at end of November.

Winners of the EHC 2014:

MH1 Julien Lalloz (FRA

WH1 n.a.

MH2 Wolfgang Schattauer (AUT)

WH2 Roberta Amadeo (ITA)

MH3 Walter Ablinger (AUT)

WH3 Anna Oroszova (SVK)

MH3 Rafal Wilk (POL)

WH4 Romina Modena (ITA)

MH4 Diego Colombari (ITA)

WH5 Dorothee Vieth (GER)

MHO Joel Weingut (GER)

WHO Nadine Gallenbach (GER)

Winners of the U23 Category 2014:

MH1 Patrik Jahoda (CZE)

MH2 Fabio Marzocchi

MH3 Paolo Francione

MH4 Paolo Campi

MHO Joel Weingut (GER)

WHO Anna-Sophie Wohler

The results of Fossano are online now
Time Trial and Road Race

Many thanks to Brigitte Neuske for her excellent event pictures
Time Trial Road Race (WH+MH1+2)Road Race (MH3+4+5 + Open)
TT Victory Ceremony RR Victory Ceremony

The Registration for the EHC Final in Fossano is closed.
There are more than 100 registered athletes.
Licence and Written Confirmation needed from your Cycling Federation for EHC races at Fossano!
Due to a very recent litigation with an Italian organiser, the Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) took the decision to follow the UCI rules, much more in deep than last years.

On the base of those circumstances, the foreigner Athletes must be authorized by the respective National Federation in order to have an extension of the insurance connected to the National Licence.

The procedure is very easy, you just have to inform your National Federation Paracycling Office in written, saying that you will race in Italy, Fossano in a race listed by the FCI.

Please ask for a written confirmation so you can show the document to the Italian Commissaires during the licence verification.

We are very sorry for this small difficulty, so we would thank you for the cooperation.

LOC Fossano

Invitation and regulation in English

The Ranking in the 2014 Championship of the European Handbike Circuit is now updated. You will find all results here.

At this point some of the big winners have already been confirmed but in some classes the athletes still have to push hard to fix their championship title. Therefore the final EHC event in Fossano promises to be an exciting one.
And just as a quick reminder, the EHF offers for the final championship ranking more prize money than ever before (according to the EHC rules).

The results of the EHC road race in Lobbach are online
Lobbach event moments captured in pictures by Brigitte Neuske:
WH3+MH1/2/3WH4/O+MH4/5/O Victory Ceremony
The registration for the final EHC event in Fossano is open
Invitation and regulation in English

The registration for EHC/NHC event in Lobbach is closed now.
There are 102 athletes registered. The final startlist with start numbers will be published next week.
The entry deadline for the EHC/NHC event in Lobbach has been extended until 31st of July!
An application will only become valid and confirmed, when the amount (46,00 EURO by declaring the Chip-number or 76,00 EURO without a Chip-number) is received by the following bank account of the Manfred-Sauer-Foundation:

Volksbank Neckartal

BIC GENODE61NGD IBAN DE37672917000018712113

See you soon in Lobbach!

The Registration for EHC Lobbach is open now

The EHC Hall of Fame after Louny is now updated.
246 athletes are already listed who stand at least once on the podium in 113 races.
EHC Louny Time Trial Results
EHC Louny Criterium Results MH3 - MH4/MH5/MHO - WH/MH1/MH2
Photos and a TV-Spot provided by TV Team - Mistral TV Production
The next EHC event in Louny (CZE) is just around the corner.
About 90 athletes have registered for the already 12th edition in the Czech Republic.
The Start Statistic for all EHC races since 2001 is now updated
An unbelievable number of 1059 athletes from 49 nations participated in 111 races! Have a look into the statistics and you know how often you started.
The first EHC event in Poland was a great success.
Over the weekend of 14th and 15th June 2014 the City of Rzeszow hosted an EHC event ever to be held in Poland. A respectable field of athletes representing 11 European nations, including current World and Paralympic Champions, took part in the Time Trial on Saturday and Road Race on the Sunday. The event manager Mrs. Malgorzata Galda and her team did an excellent job and many people gave a great feedback about it.
Results EHC Podkarpackie Rzeszow Individual Time Trial
Results EHC Podkarpackie Rzeszow Road Race
Start times of EHC Podkarpackie Rzeszow Individual Time Trial
About 50 athletes in the EHC event in Rzeszow next weekend.
EHC Podkarpackie Rzeszow is also present on Facebook. Don’t miss to push the Like-Button!

The EHF Committee is proud to announce that the EHC 2014 Overall Prize-money has increased to 11850 Euros.
This effort was made possible thanks to the cooperation and support of the Invacare group, that has been supporting our Circuit during the whole 2014 season. As usual, prize-money will be distributed after the final stage in Fossano, as per our EHC Rulebook, chapter 10.
The entry deadline for the EHC event in Rzeszow has been extended until 5th of June! This well prepared handbike event by our Polish friends is an opportunity not to be missed.
Sorry our website was recently hacked and we have had to re-build it.
In the meantime the registration for the EHC event in Louny on 21. June 2014 started already. The links to the website with all race informations and the online registration form you will find here:

Louny EHC Homepage

Results of EHC Rosenau are online
Rosenau racing moments captured in pictures by Brigitte Neuske:
morning race and afternoon race
EHC Podkarpackie Rzeszow Cup - Registration started already
This is the first EHC race in Poland. The Organizer expects participation of many athletes from Poland and Europe as well as Paralympic Champions, World Champions and top Polish stars.

The event will consist of two races: 14 June - Time Trial and 15 June - Road Race. The competition will take place in the 4km lap at the main streets of the city and include 4 laps (TT) and 10 laps (RR) , making them even more attractive for the spectators, because everybody will be able to see the athletes while competing.
More Information about this great event you will find on the event homepage. The EHC Podkarpackie Rzeszow Cup is also present at Facebook

Next EHC stage Rosenau is now just around the corner
With more than 200 registrations from 20 nations Rosenau is the biggest handbike race of the world this year again.
All detailed results of the Time Trial and the Road Race
On Facebook of Handbike Club Barcelona you will find a lot of event photos.
Dear participants of the II Handbike Barcelona Cup:

This year, thanks to the collaboration of the ANEC BLAU shopping center, athletes numbers and chips pick up will be at the main square of the ANEC BLAU facilities.

The schedule on Saturday 12. April will be:
9 - 11 Picking up start number and chip

9 - 11 Bellvitges\'s medical service biommetric study: data reports and results.
11 - 11:30 Race Briefing and arbitral rules.

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The registration for EHC Castelldefels is closed now
There will be 91 athletes from 20 nations.
Registration Deadline for EHC Castelldefels extended
Due to several difficulties for some participants to obtain their license from federation the registration deadline is extended until 6th April.
The next EHC event in Castelldefels is just around the corner
About 60 athletes have already registered.
Here you will find a lot of excellent photos of the EHC event in Abu Dhabi provided by Brigitte Neuske.
Arrival Road Race TimeTrial Victory Ceremony

The results of the EHC Event in Abu Dhabi are online
The registration for EHC event in Abu Dhabi is closed now. There will be 59 participants from 15 nations. Final list of participants
Large Stage Offer of the EHC Castelldefels Organization

The Club Esportiu Handbike Barcelona offers additional possibilities for athletes participating in the EHC event at Castelldefels. The athletes are invited to arrive earlier to spend some days for training at the beach and at the near mountains together with the members of the handbike club. On Monday after the UCI/EHC races you may spend a „Sport and Fun Day“ at the Canal Olimpic Area using the time trial track and the Fitness Studios (free entry for handbikers). You can also try archery or test different handbikes. On the following Tuesday you are invited to visit the Formula 1 Circuit de Catalunya Montmelo. Further information you will find in the special stage presentation or send your request to:info@handbikebcn.org.

The information of the EHC event in Castelldefels on 12. and 13. April is now available on the website of the Club Esportiu Handbike Barcelona.
Extra EHC Event near Barcelona in AprilBecause of the success of the EHC stage last year in Castelldefells (near Barcelona) as well the local as the regional government became very enthusiastic. Also the Spanish cycling federation give their support and sponsor asked for another race this year. With such a big support from everyone in their area we cannot ignore this opportunity to have a high quality race onboard. After a very careful consideration we decided to make an exception to accept this event after we have published our calendar. The dates of this event are April 12th and April 13th . These races will also count as a UCI C1 event. Further information will follow soon.
Further information about the accomodation in Abu Dhabi
The crew’s quarters for all athletes and escorts will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Yas Island. The 4* hotel is minutes\' walk to both Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and the Yas Island Beach. You\'re 10 minutes\' drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. As already known the LOC offers free accomodation for all competitors from 14. to 17. of March. For any additional nights for athletes and the accommodation of escorts the fees are 575 AED for single room and 660 AED for a double room, all rates are inclusive of tax and on full board basis.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Save and Happy New Year! Enjoy your holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2014!
EHF Committee

EHC Event in Abu Dhabi

Up-to-date information about the EHC event in Abu Dhabi is now available. As already announced the race venue is on the Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. In the morning of 16. March will be the time trial and in the afternoon the road race. The OC is offering free accomodation and food for all athletes for 3 nights from 14th to 17th of March. The Organizing Committee will take care of free airport transfer and ground transportation for all guests including athletes and escorts. A list of hotels will be published soon and the OC will help to book.The races are UCI sanctioned and therefore the UCI licence is mandatory. The entry deadline will be the 1st of March.

Preview: EHC Goes to Poland

The European Handcycling Federation is proud to announce a partnership with a passionate team of competent people who are going to host an EHC event in Reszsów, a town situated in the south-eastern part of Poland. To the team belongs, among others, the well-known handcycling star Rafal Wilk. The event is scheduled on 14. and 15. June and offers a time trial as well as a road race.This is a very exciting addition to the race calendar and a major step in promoting handcycling in Eastern Europe.

EHC Rosenau ready to start
The online registration for 2014 EHC Rosenau is already open. The traditional 44km EHC event in France will take place on 19. April.
Provisional 2014 EHC Calendar announced
The 2014 EHC season will start on the Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 16. March. More details concerning this event will follow soon.

The European Handbike Circuit 2013 is over and the official results are available now. Thank you for participating and congratulation to all winners. Planning for next year\'s Circuit will start soon and information should be available at end of November.

Winners of the EHC 2013:

MH1.1 Davide Giozet (ITA)

WH1 Roberta Amadeo (ITA)

MH1.2 Wolfgang Schattauer (AUT)

WH2 Renata Kaluza (POL)

MH2 David Franek (FRA)

WH3 Silke Pan (GER)

MH3 Joel Jeannot (FRA)

WH4 Laura de Vaan (NED)

MH4 Mirko de Cortes (ITA)

WHO Petra Weingut (GER)

MHO Joel Weingut (GER)

Team Handbike Barcelona (ESP)

Winners of the U23 Category 2013:

MH1.1 Patrik Jahoda (CZE)

MH1.2 Reto Wittwer (SUI)

MH2 Vincent Tesson (FRA)

MH3 Michel Muster (SUI)

MHO Joel Weingut (GER)

WH2 Xenia Frank (GER)

The results of the EHC races in Castelldefels and a large number of exciting race photos are online.
The Registration for EHC Castelldefels is closed now.
More than 90 athletes from 21 nations are registered. The EHC Final 2013 will be the greatest handcycle event ever held on the Iberian half-island.
The Registration Deadline for EHC Castelldefels (ESP) has been extended until Sep. 30 (2 days more).

Important Information about UCI Licence at EHC Castelldefels

In the EHC races at Castelldefels a UCI licence is mandatory because of insurance reasons. If you have a UCI licence not yet you can buy it for this event valid for both races. The licence fee is 10 Euros and must be paid in advance to the following account of the organizer.

LA CAIXA oficina 505

IBAN ES27 2100 0505 7402 00203465



The registration for the EHC Final in Castelldefels (Barcelona) is open now

You will find all important informations about the races, the accomodation and the offered airport shuttle services on the homepage of the organizing Club Esportiu HandBike Barcelona.

Look at the Invitation in
Airport Transportation Form

The European Handbike Circuit raises emotions in Fossano.
Read the report on the Invacare website


The present leaders of EHC and Yellow Jersey wearers are Andreas Kiemes (MH1.1), Wolfgang Schattauer (MH1.2), David Franek (MH2), Giovanni Achenza (MH3), Mirco de Cortes (MH4), Joel Weingut (MHO), Roberta Amadeo (WH1), Anna Oroszova (WH2), Silke Pan (WH3) and Laura de Vaan (WH4). The French Team Piscines Waterair Mulhouse is on the top of the team ranking.

The EHF Committee wishes to our athletes nice summer holidays and is looking forward to seeing them at the final stage in Castelldefels near Barcelona on the first weekend in October.
The results of the EHC races in Fossano are online.
The registration for EHC Fossano is closed now.

More than 100 athletes from 15 nations are registered for the 3. stage of the European Handbike Circuit.

The EHF Committee is proud to announce that the EHC 2013 Overall Prize-money has increased to 8.000 Euros.
This effort was made possible thanks to the cooperation and support of the Invacare group, that has been supporting our Circuit during the whole 2013 season. As usual, prize-money will be distributed after the final stage in Barcelona/Castelldefels, as per our EHC Rulebook, chapter 10.
The Registration Deadline for EHC Fossano (ITA) has been extended until 10. July
The results of the EHC races in Louny are online.

The Registration for EHC Fossano (ITA) is Open Now
Italian athletes are requested to register only via FCI website. All other athletes fill in the registration form and send it to the OC by email or FAX.
The Registration for EHC Louny (CZE) is Open Now
The EHF is going to celebrate its 100th race in Louny on 29th June. The traditional event in Louny is an integral part of the EHC since 2003. Don\'t miss this great event!

Click here to download the race information and fill in the online registration form.

The EHF Committee is pleased to announce the final stage in Barcelona/Castelldefels

The Club Esportiu HandBike Barcelona will organise an individual time trial and a road race on 5th and 6th of October. The race venue will be at the Olympic Rowing Center in Castelldefels. The invitation is still under preparation and will be published within the next months. For the overall ranking in 2013 five of seven races will count.

EHC Rosenau - Press Release of Invacare Switzerland
Invacare has posted a detailed press release regarding the race, their product presentation and the signing of the sponsoring contract on their website (in German).
Rosenau Race Report

The 98th EHC race was held under rain with low temperatures near 0 degrees. In the class MH3 a large field of 10 riders was able to break away. After a quick race and some attacks the medals were distributed in the finish sprint. The French rider Joel Jeannot won ahead Torsten Purschke (GER) and Arkadiusz Skrzypinski (POL).

After 4 laps the leading group of class MH2 was already reduced to 6 riders. At the finish the Belgian rider Jean-François Deberg attacked his opponents with a furious sprint and won a great victory over David Franek (FRA) and Walter Ablinger (AUT).

In the MH1.2 race no rider was able to break away from the peleton. The young Swiss rider Tobias Fankhauser had the best finish sprint. The other podest places were allocated to Patrick Pascal (FRA) and Rodolph Cecillon (FRA).

Other winners of the day:

Davide Giozet (ITA) - MH1.1; Tim de Vries (NED) – MH4; Joel WEINGUT (GER) – MHO; Monica Borelli (ITA) – WH1; Karen Darke (GBR) – WH2; Sandra Graf (SUI) – WH3; Janette JANSEN (NED) - WH4.

The Valentine Sayer Challenge – a 6km race for kids and youngsters – included 15 young people from 4 nations this year. The winner was Benjamin Kaspar from Austria.

All results
Many thanks to Brigitte Neuske who took more than 200 photos of the event.


Invacare signs lead sponsorship agreement with European Handcycling Federation (EHF)

Invacare is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement to become the new lead sponsor of the European Handbike Circuit (EHC), the world’s largest handcycle competition series, held by the European Handcycling Federation (EHF). Invacare already sponsors a number of different sports, such as powerchair football, and is pleased to again show its commitment to supporting sports that give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to excel.

Come and join us for the opening race of the 2013 European Handbike Circuit in Rosenau, France, on Saturday 30. March, where Team Invacare athletes will compete!

Invacare® Top End® Director Chris Peterson, a competitive handcyclist in the knee-sit division, will also compete at Rosenau at the end of March. Chris is one of the original founders of Top End® and is the principle designer of Invacare® Top End® sports products. He gets his insights and inspiration from listening to athletes and discovering ways to make Top End® products faster, better, and stronger. Following the announcement of the partnership with EHF, Chris commented: “Creating this partnership with EHF is evidence of our commitment to handcycling as a serious sport. We promote handcycling to encourage an active lifestyle and we are privileged to partner with the EHF.”

EHF President Roberto Rancillo stated: “We have been working for several years to grow the handcycle movement and I think the achievements today are evidence of the great efforts done by all the Board members. We are delighted to have Invacare® Top End® associated with our sport. They lead the way as one of the innovators of equipment and technology in this field, and having Invacare’s ambition and expertise behind our sport will reap benefits for everyone. I\'m sure the partnership between EHF and Invacare will enable us to improve what has been done so far”

About Invacare

Invacare is the world’s leading home and long-term care medical products company. Our “Yes, you can.®” mission is to aid users’ recovery and to enable active lifestyles thanks to the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of innovative, safe and high-quality medical equipment. Invacare’s support of Handcycling showcases every aspect of Invacare’s brand promise of Making Life’s Experiences PossibleTM by way of the world’s leading highly active, and sport brands.

Safety, comfort and performance are distinguishing characteristics of all of Invacare® Top End® competitive handcyles. Whether you are a beginner, or compete as a top professional athlete and wish to improve your results, an Invacare® Top End® Force Series® Handcycle is the best way to go!

Invacare European headquarters are based in Switzerland. For more information, visit Invacare’s websites: www.invacare.eu.com and www.topendwheelchair.com

Human Tecar and EHC confirm their partnership for 2013!!
After the successful partnership last year, Human Tecar and EHF confirm the cooperation in the 2013 too, so the physiotherapy service will be made available free of charge to all participating athletes, at the appropriate area that will be set up at the Sponsor village in the immediate vicinity of the competition venues.

Human Tecar® has been developed in the context of high level professional sports where it is essential to speed up the period of recovery. Sport is an important test in the development of a methodology, based on an innovative combination of technologies, manual techniques, and functional products to shorten significantly rehabilitation programs and to favor a more rapid muscle recovery, which is more and more used worldwide by athletes, teams and sports federations. Its potentials have now spread to many areas of medicine which represents a real revolution in the field of physiotherapy and sports medicine, as it is able to stimulate in-depth, selectively and in a non-invasive way the different types of tissues, increasing the activity of the normal reparative and anti-inflammatory processes.

Validated by many scientific studies developed in collaboration with the main university centers, it is partner of Italian Paralympic Committee, successfully used in a wide range of sport disciplines and it is officially adopted by hundreds of teams and federations around the world.

Human Tecar® physiotherapy service will be available during the tournament.


The EHC 2013 Gadget !!

Approaching the first race of this season, it is time to announce the new gadget!

Following the way we took some years ago, we worked with a partner to find out a new and qualitative gadget, that represents what we have in mind looking to \"our\" riders.

We selected the italian company SELEV, one of the most important helmets and eyeglasses producer, and we worked side by side to develop a kind of sunglasses, focused on a specific use during handbike races; and we are now really proud to reveal the result !!!

The \"EHC 2013 gadget package\" includes an exclusive design, customized sunglass frame, with EHC colors and decoration, two pairs of interchangeable lenses, and a smooth bag.

As usual, you will find the new gadget at the first EHC stage, in Rosenau the next 30. March.

SELEV will be one of the official \"EHC 2013 Partner\" and will be present with a booth at the venue in most of the stages this year.


So, don\'t forget to register to Rosenau, to take part to the fastest race in Europe and to be sure to catch the EHC gadget!!

The registration of the EHC event in Rosenau is closed. A huge number of 199 athletes from 22 nations will start into EHC’s 13th season.
More than 120 athletes from 19 nations have already registered for the EHC race at Rosenau.

The online registration of the EHC race at Rosenau on 30. March is open.
The EHC calendar is still in work. At the moment 3 stages are confirmed. There will be the traditional event at Louny (CZE) on 29. June and again races at Fossano (ITA) on 20. and 21. July.

The European Handbike Circuit 2012 is over and the official results are available now. Thank you for participating and congratulation to all winners. Planning for next year\'s Circuit will start soon and information should be available at end of November.

Winners of the EHC 2012:

MH1.1 Andreas Kiemes (GER)

WH1 Monica Borelli (ITA)

MH1.2 Wolfgang Schattauer (AUT)

WH2 Francesca Fenocchio (ITA)

MH2 David Franek (FRA)

WH3 Claudia Mollo (GER)

MH3 Rafal Wilk (POL)

WH4 Andrea Eskau (GER)

MH4 Cédric Kuster (SUI)

WHO Nadine Gallenbach (GER)

MHO Joel Weingut (GER)

Winners of the U23 Category 2012:

MH1.1 Benjamin Früh (SUI)

MH3 Mathieu Bosredon (FRA)

MHO Joel Weingut (GER)

MH1.2 Reto Wittwer (SUI)

MH4 Cédric Kuster (SUI)

The results of the EHC race in Lobbach are online

Many thanks to Brigitte Neuske, who took a lot of photos of the event.
7 laps race - 5 laps race - Victory Ceremony


The registration for the EHC Event in Lobbach is closed. There are 121 athletes registered.

EHC Overall Ranking after 7 races
The current leaders are Andreas Kiemes (MH1.1), Wolfgang Schattauer (MH1.2), David Franek (MH2), Rafal Wilk (MH3), Tim de Vries (MH4), Joel Weingut (MHO), Monica Borelli (WH1), Francesca Fenocchio (WH2), Claudia Mollo(WH3), Andrea Eskau (WH4) and Nadine Gallenbach (WHO).

The results of the EHC races in Fossano are online

The results of the EHC races in Louny are online


The online registration for the EHC event in Lobbach is open now. The registration deadline is on 20. July 2012. Lobbach will be the final stage of the Europen Handbike Circuit 2012.


The registration for the EHC Event in Louny is closed. There are 92 athletes registered.

EHC Al-Ain flight tickets reimbursement

It took much longer time than expected, but our friends in Al-Ain are now ready to keep their promises. The Al-Ain event organization is regretting the delay of payment which was caused due to a complicated procedure which they had with several financial departments. The total amount of flight tickets reimbursement will be soon on the account of the European Handcycling Federation. As soon as the money is on the EHF account I am going to start with the individual money transfers. All involved athletes will be informed and also asked to send me their bank details (BIC + IBAN).

Christian Peter – EHF treasurer

The online registration for the EHC events in Fossano is open now. The registration deadline is on 24. June 2012.

EHC Overall Ranking after 3 stages
The current leaders are Davide Giozet (MH1.1), Koby Lion (MH1.2), David Franek (MH2), Rafal Wilk (MH3), Cedric Kuster (MH4), Chris Peterson (MHO), Monica Borelli (WH1), Ursula Schwaller (WH2), Sandra Graf (WH3), Andrea Eskau (WH4) and Nadine Gallenbach (WHO).

The results of the EHC events in Knutwil and Schenkon are online

Classification of Athletes on the Occasion of the Louny EHC Event
Kees van Breukelen, the official EHC classifier, is going to offer a national classification on Friday 29. 6. in the evening and on Saturday 30. 6. in the morning.

Classification charge: 15 Euros

This classification is valid for all EHC races, UCI P1 races and national championships. All athletes who have not yet been classified and intend to start at their national championships or at UCI P1 races should take the opportunity to get their classification certificate.
If you want to make use of the classification please send an email to handbiken@chello.at

The classification schedule will be regularly updated. Each classification will last about 25 minutes.

The online registration for the EHC events in Louny is open now. The registration deadline is on 18. June 2012.

The online registration for the EHC races in Knutwil and Schenkon is closed.

The results of the EHC event in Rosenau are online

The registration for the EHC Event in Rosenau is closed. The entries limit of 200 athletes has been reached.


EHC RACES in Al-Ain cancelled !

Dear Athletes,

we have been in contact today with the police and the municipality as last attempt from our side to find a solution for our race itinerary but it seems that things are getting harder and more complicated. So we discussed this issue with our headquarter in ZHO and internally in the club and we came to the hard decision of cancelling the race this year better than accepting risky itineraries with very low standards and disappointing to our athletes, officials, media and observers, and that will also harm the image and reputation of the EHC.

We kindly request those who already registered in the race to cancel their bookings. Our organizing committee will assume the responsibility of reimbursing any fees related to the tickets cancellation after receiving the invoices from the travel agents of those who already bought

their tickets.

On behalf of the LOC, I would like to express our deep sadness and disapointment of losing this great opportunity of hosting the first race of the EHC in 2012 in Al Ain, and we will keep working very hard to make this happen in the future with more guarantees and commitment from the city Council and the police. Thank you very much for your understanding.

For any further information the athletes are required to contact the organizers on: alaindis@eim.ae

With my kindest regards

Tarek Souei

LOC Al Ain


The online registration for the EHC event in Rosenau (France) is open now


Dear Sports Friends

The Al-Ain EHC Organizing Committee invites you to participate in the 3rd edition of this exclusive event. After the big success achieved in 2009 and 2010 races we invite you all to take part of our races and achieve your best performance in our warm and lovely oasis located in the heart of the desert of United Arab Emirates. You can start your preparation to London from Al-Ain! So hurry up! We promise you to make your stay between us unforgettable and hope to hear from you soon and we wish to receive your entries ASAP in order to make your bookings and arrange your program if you wish to make your training camp in our city, we can help you in booking your accommodation and arrange for you free escort by the local police when training on the road. For delegation members who need entry visa to UAE, please send us a photo with passport copy so we can issue the entry visa sooner.

The accomodation will be at Hilton Hotel with a special offer for our guests. The Al-Ain EHC Organizing Committee will support the first 100 athletes registered in the races with 3 free nights (from 1st to 4th of March) + food and local transportation (only the athletes will be hosted for free not the escorts). The full board rates for escorts or for additional days are 400 UAE Dh per person/night in a double room and 700 UAE Dh in a single room (100 Dirham is about 21 Euros).

For any further information the athletes are required to contact the organizers on: alaindis@eim.ae

The registration deadline for the races and for the training camp is on 15. February 2012. Registration after the deadline will not be accepted.

With our best regards and wishing to all of you

The AL-Ain EHC Meeting Organizing Committee


The 2012 EHC race calendar is online. In 2012 there will be 6 stages and 10 races. After one year break our Arab friends will host again the first EHC event in Al Ain at the beginning of March. The other stages are Rosenau (FRA), Knutwil/Schenkon (SUI), Louny (CZE), Fossano (ITA) and finally Lobbach (GER).

The online registration will start soon


The European Handbike Circuit 2011 is over and the official results are available now. Thank you for participating and congratulation to all winners. Planning for next year\'s Circuit will start soon and information should be available at end of November.

Winner of the EHC 2011:

Men Women

MH1.1 Andreas Kiemes

WH1 Roberta Amadeo

MH1.2 Wolfgang Schattauer

WH2 Kerstin Abele

MH2 Walter Ablinger

WH3 Theres Huser

MH3 Vico Merklein

WH4 Andrea Eskau

MH4 Norbert Mosandl

WHO Nadine Gallenbach

MHO Chris Peterson


Results of the final EHC stage Parabiago are online in the EHC-Results section


Rancilio Cup Parabiago - Opening Ceremony

600 children were the stars during the Opening Cereminy with a parade representing all the 149 registered athletes and the 19 Countries.


Results of EHC Lobbach are online in the EHC-Results section


The online registration for the EHC Final / UCI P1 event in Parabiago (Italy) is open now.

Notice: Italian athletes have to register via Italian Cycling Federation website.


Results of EHC Louny are online in the EHC-Results section


The online registration for the EHC / UCI P1 event in Lobbach (Germany) is open now


Results of EHC Recherswil and Oensingen are online in the EHC-Results section


The online registration for the EHC / UCI P1 event in Louny (Czech Republic) is open now


Results of EHC Rosenau are online in the EHC-Results section


Classification of Athletes on the Occasion of the Rosenau EHC Event

Jürgen Schmid, Head of Classification of UCI Para-cycling, is going to offer a national classification on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of April.

Classification charge: 35 Euros

This classification is valid for all UCI P1 races and national championships. All athletes who have not yet been classified and intend to start at their national championships or on further UCI P1 races should take the opportunity to get their classification certificate.

The schedule of the classification session will depend on the number of interested athletes. Each classification will last about 20 minutes.


Record Registrations Already for EHC Event Rosenau

One month before the EHC event Rosenau (FRA) is looking set to be another great success with athletes registration numbers reaching new world record already. More than 180 athletes will be expected!


The online registration for the EHC / UCI P1 events in Recherswil and Oensingen (Switzerland) is open now


The EHC event in Kent unfortunately has to be cancelled. In spite of all efforts made, the organization was unable to find sufficient funding for the event. The reduced 2011 EHC calendar has 8 races (only the best 6 races will count for the overall ranking at the end of the season).

At the weekend from November 5th to 7th the European Handcycling Federation held their 31. General Meeting in Parabiago. Under the guidence of chairperson President Roberto Rancilio the Committee discussed various matters concerning the federation\'s future undertakings and activities as well as financial and administrative matters. The meeting was attended by representatives of 10 member countries and included reports of the EHC events held in 2010. One topic was the 2011 EHC race calendar.
EHC 2010 overall ranking is online. Many thanks to all the athletes from around the world for participating at the 2010 European Handbike Circuit and congratulation to all the winners. The EHF Committee is looking forward to seeing you again next year on the circuit. The 2011 EHC calendar will be online in November.
Results of EHC Colmar-Berg are online in the EHC-Results section

ATTENTION: New start time for the EHC time trial in Colmar-Berg. The time trial has been delayed from 11:00 to 13:30. The road race of the tricycles will start at 16:00.

Fowlmead - Race Report

Over the weekend of 4th and 5th September 2010 Kent hosted the first P1 status Road Race event ever to be held in the UK at Fowlmead County Park, near Deal. A strong field of athletes from Europe and the USA, including current World and Paralympic Champions, took part in a series of Road Races on the Saturday and Time Trials on the Sunday. The meeting was sanctioned as a P1 event by the UCI and included the British Para-cycling Time Trial Championship as well as the 2010 UK stage of the EHC race series. During the weekend the weather was generally fine, but there was a consistent breeze, which made racing conditions very challenging for all competitors. The principal race organisers from Kent County Council (Kent Sport, Leisure and Olympics) worked in partnership with Eurotunnel, Fowlmead Country Park, British Cycling, HandcyclingUK and Vista Leisure to provide the very best event possible.

There were notable wins for Great Britain including Crystal Lane who won both the C1- C5 Road Race by over 8 minutes and the Time Trial on Sunday, Rik Waddon who won both the C1-C3 Road Race and Time Trial, picking up the British Para-cycling Time Trial Championship Winners Jersey, and Rachel Morris who also won 2 trophies in the WH1-WH3 Road Race and Time Trial, again winning the National Time Trial Championship Winner\'s Jersey. Oscar Sanchez from the USA was another double winner as he convincingly powered away from the field in the MH4 Road Race and Time Trial. In total there were 84 riders representing all of the Para-cycling competitive classifications. Of these riders 52 were handcyclists, representing 14 different nationalities. In addition to the winners mentioned above, there were victories in the Road Races for Torsten Purschke (GER - MH3), Tobias Kneccht (GER - MH2) and Mark Rohan (IRL - MH1). In the Time Trials Karen Darke (GBR) convincingly won in the WH2 class, Torsten Purschke won the MH3 Time Trial and Walter Ablinger of Austria proved victorious in the MH2 Time Trial finishing only 1 second ahead of Tobias Knecht in very difficult and testing conditions.

During the weekend more than 1,000 people visited the purpose-built cycling track and witnessed the cycling whilst also attending the Family Fun Day on the Sunday, which included dance displays from local cheerleading group The Vista Twisters, opportunities to try their hand at circus skills, archery and a 500 metre sprint on the WattBikes provided by British Cycling. The Paralympic Mascot Mandeville was also in attendance and proved popular for photographs with children, adults and some of the athletes!

Results of EHC Fowlmead are online in the EHC-Results section

Results of EHC Louny are online in the EHC-Results section

The registration for EHC Fowlmead (Kent/England) is open now

Kent Sport, Leisure and Olympics Service has attracted the first P1 status Road Race event in the UK. Hosted at Fowlmead Country Park near Dover, Kent the event will run over the weekend of September 4th and 5th 2010.

This event builds on past successes, Kent having hosted a number of national and international Para-cycling events in recent years.

This is a high class event which will attract high level teams from around the world.

The Handcycle races are part of the European Handbike Circuit. As part of the event a National Disability Time Trial Championship will also take place.

Kent Sport Leisure and Olympics will work in partnership with British Cycling, Handcycling UK and the South East Road Race League in order to to provide the very best event possible.

The event will promote the County worldwide for tourism, economic links and as a venue for future major events beyond the London 2012 Games.

Registration for the event closes on August 4th 2010.

You will also be able to book accommodation via the above link.

Results of EHC Grafendorf are online in the EHC-Results section

EHC Time Trial at Schenkon

Despite the heavy rain and chilly temperatures the race was a huge success. The EHC event drew a huge number of 129 athletes which is a new world record for a time trial. Not less than 4 new winners entered the EHC list of winners the first time: MH4 - Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), MH1.2. - Martin Kovar (CZE), WH3 - Sandra Graf (SUI) and WH1 - Pia Schmid (SUI). The absolute fastest time had MH3 rider Joel Jeannot (FRA).

Results of EHC Schenkon are online in the EHC-Results section


Dear Friends,

we have the pleasure and honour of inviting you to participate in the ENERGIE STEIERMARK HANDBIKE CHALLENGE in Grafendorf from June 25th to June 27th 2010. The village of Grafendorf will host the most spectacular handcycling event that has ever been held in Austria. This event, which is also UCI P1 sanctioned, is the 4th stage of the European Handbike Circuit. Athletes from about 15 countries and 4 continents are expected in Grafendorf for this international event.

A lot of elite riders with the local hero – Manfred Putz – and an interesting supporting programme will ensure a big crowd of spectators.

Athletes and visitors will also be able to discover the touristic attractions of the region called Oststeiermark. It holds a scenic and cultural variety that can hardly be found somewhere else in such a small space.

Competition Programme:

25. 6. (Friday) EHC 13 K Time Trial

26. 6. (Saturday) EHC Road Race from 34 K to 55 K depending on H Divisions

27. 6. (Sunday) 16K Hill Climbing Race

A lot of service features will be offered. The registration fee (66,00 Euros) includes the entry fees for both EHC races, a T-Shirt, chip time keeping, 3 vouchers for meals and drinks, personalized starting number, first aid, sports massages, handcycle breakdown service provided by Mr. Thomas Schmicking and last but not least entertainment on Saturday evening.

For athletes and their escorts who will arrive/leave at Vienna Airport (Vienna Airport – Grafendorf = ca. 120 km) airport transfers and shuttle services on location are provided.

Special transport rate: Vienna – Grafendorf – Vienna incl. shuttle services on location 30 Euros/person.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christian Peter christian_peter@chello.at

Please notice the registration deadline on June 11th 2010!

Looking forward to welcoming you all at the startline in June.

With my kindest regards on behalf of the Organization Committee

Christian Peter

EHC Grafendorf
Race director

EHC Schenkon to have record-breaking number of participants this year

The online registration is closed now. More athletes than ever will take part in next month‘ s Schenkon EHC time trial. An incredible number of 150 handcyclists from 20 nations registered for the traditional EHC event around the Lake Sempach.

Results of EHC Rosenau are online in the EHC-Results section

Results of EHC AL Ain Event are online in the EHC-Results section

The Registration for the traditional EHC Time Trial in Schenkon is open

The 5th edition of the EHC Time Trial in Schenkon will take place on 15. May 2010. Please notice that the entry deadline is very early on 18. April.

New Organisers for UCI Para-cycling World Championships

Initially scheduled to take place in Cali, Columbia, from 12th to 22nd August 2010, the UCI World Para-cycling Championships will finally be relocated.

The road events will take place from 17th to 22nd August in Baie-Comeau, in the province of Quebec, Canada. The track races will take place in November or December; several potential organisers have been contacted by the UCI, which will shortly attribute this part of the event.

In parallel with the relocation of the World Championship competitions, the final round of the UCI Para-cycling World Cup, which was to take place in Baie-Comeau from 2nd to 4th July, will take place from 13th to 15th August in the same region, in Sept-Îles. The organiser of these two events is the same (Paramanic International).

The second edition of EHC Al Ain Event draws a huge field of participants

About 70 athletes from 16 nations have registered for the EHC competitions in the desert city. Among the huge field there are Paralympian and World Champions which promises exciting races for the different divisions.

The Registration for the classic EHC event in Rosenau is open

This year the traditional EHC event in Rosenau will celebrate the 10 years jubelee. The big event will be held on 3. April 2010. To ensure more safety the big fields of H2 and H3 divisions will not compete at the same time but one after another in different races. U23 EHC athletes, juniors and kids need not pay the entry fee.

New Date for the P1 Paracycling and EHC Event at Fowlmead/Kent

As the proposed date for the World Championships in Columbia has recently been rescheduled, it was necessary to postpone the date of the UCI Paracycling and EHC Event at Fowlmead/Kent.

The new date is 4. and 5. September 2010.

Registration for EHC Al Ain and Training Camp is open now

Al Ain - UAE, 13-14 March 2010


After the huge success achieved in the EHC Races 2009, Al Ain Races Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you for the second edition of the Races in 2010.

Race Info:

  • Saturday 13th of March 2010 9:00 am 15 km Individual Time Trial (UCI)
    4:00 pm 50 km Road Race (UCI)
  • Sunday 14th of March 2010 4:00 pm 14 km Hafeet Hill Race
  • Registration deadline: 21. February 2010

Accommodation, Food & Transportation:

  • The Organizers are offering free accomodation and food at Al Ain Hilton
    from the 11th to the 15th of March, there will also be free airport transfer at arrival and departure.

Training Camp :

  • There will be an opportunity to have a training camp before or after the EHC Races. Athletes wishing to organize a training camp have to contact the hotel directly at the above website, the prices will be 110 US Dollars for a person in a double room and 180 US Dollars for a person in a single room, or they can book in any other hotel if they wish.

Flight fee support :

  • The European Handcycling Federation will support each athlete\'s flight ticket with 50 Euros. The amount will be paid in cash on location by the EHF treasurer.

For more information or inquiries, please send an email to the organizers at:

alaindis@eim.ae or souei_tarek@yahoo.com

Season\'s Greetings

Season\'s Greetings and best wishes for 2010 from the European Handcycling Federation Committee.

New UCI Classification

UCI has released a new classification system that will be used as from January 2010. For the updated UCI Rulebook go to the UCI web site www.uci.ch

New EHF member!

During the last EHF General Meeting, the EHF Committee agreed unanimously on the admission of Ireland as a new member into the EHF. Mr. Denis Toomey (Chairman of the Disability Commission of Cycling Ireland) will be its country representative. Together with Ireland, the EHF now represents 12 countries in total.

The EHF GM 2009

On October 10-11, the town of Parabiago (Italy) hosted the EHF General Meeting 2009, where all the EHF country representatives met to discuss a very stretched agenda. On Saturday noon, the EHF representatives were received by the Mayor and members of the City Council at the Parabiago Town hall

EHC 2009 Stage 6 – Oupeye (BEL)

Only a few weeks prior to the race day, Didier Simons, the “boss” of the Belgian EHC stage, was told that his race could not take place in Namur due to a film festival the date of which had been changed. As an acrobat, Didier had to provide for a few miracles in order to re-plan all the items necessary to set up the last stage of the EHC 2009. He had to search for a new race venue and the town of Oupeye offered him their help. Eventually, everything was set up and on a very windy day more than 60 athletes came to the start line of the final EHC 2009 stage the course of which passed along the Meuse river bank.

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