Austria's Walter Ablinger wins men's HandCycle Classic in the Prudential RideLondon 100

Prudential RideLondon passing through Kingston last year

Prudential RideLondon passing through Kingston last year

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Austrian handcyclist Walter Ablinger has won the men's Prudential RideLondon HandCycle Classic.

This is the second year in a row Ablinger has finished first in the race, after winning the event in its inception last year.

He managed to complete the 15-mile course from Kingston upon Thames to The Mall in central London in 39 minutes and 19 seconds.

Alblinger, who won gold in the London Paralympics, said: “I am so happy to win again because that was a tough race.

“After the Paralympics in London and the world championships, London seems to be a good place for me.

“This is my third race here since the Paralympics and I’ve won them all.

“I wish I could race here every week. Perhaps I should emigrate here.”

Britain’s Brian Alldis came in second, completing the race a minute-and-a-half after Ablinger.

The race started at around 8:30am.

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