France timidly but surely continues its harvest of gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Still 13 in the medal ranking a short distance from the top 10, the French delegation can this morning applaud the duo Alexandre Lloveras and Corentin Ermenault, new Olympic champion in the tandem road time trial.

A major performance because the French pair vice world champion associating Lloveras, visually impaired from birth, with the former professional Ermenault, won ahead of the Dutch pair, the reigning Paralympic champion for just under seven seconds over a course of 32 kilometers. .

Alexandre Lurée, a third for the road

And since you have to say thank you to cycling every day, know that this devil of Alexandre Lurée went to slam his third medal in Tokyo.

The strong man of Paralympic France took bronze on Tuesday in the road time trial (Category C2).

But the Frenchman could have done even better, and his frustration is palpable.

"I was unlucky with my front range which had derailed several times", regrets despite everything the world champion of the discipline in this category since June.

A prolific day against the clock

The time trial day at Fuji Speedway was generally successful for French cyclists as Loïc Vergnaud took the silver for his first Games at 41 with his hand bike (category H5).

Tibial amputee of his right leg after an accident at work in 2004, he is aiming for a second podium in the road race on Wednesday, on the strength of his status as vice-world champion.

With his handbike also (category H2), Florian Jouanny also won his first Paralympic medal.

He won bronze as at the world championships in June.

Quadriplegic following a skiing accident ten years ago, he can still use some of his arms and is hoping for another podium on Wednesday as a world medalist.


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