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Stephen Hills

Name Stephen Hills
Sport Para cycling
Date of Birth
15 December 1981
Coach Stu MacDonald
Resides New Plymouth
Occupation Farm Hand
Classification T2
Impairment (Disability)
Neurological (Right Side Hemiplegic)
Paralympian # 196 - Rio 2016

 

Major International Results
2017 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships Silver - Men's Road Race T2
Silver - Men's Time Trial T2
2016 Rio Paralympic Games 8th – Men’s T1-2 Road Time Trial
8th – Men’s T1-2 Road Race 
2015 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships 5th - Men's T2 Time Trial
6th - Men's T2 Road Race 
2015 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup - Italy 8th - Men's T2 Road Race
11th - Men's T2 Time Trial 
2015  UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup - Switzerland 6th - Men's T2 Time Trial 
6th - Men's T2 Road Race 
2015 UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup - Germany  18th - Men's T2 Time Trial 
2012 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships  10th - Men's C2 Pursuit
12th - Men's C2 1km Time Trial
2011 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships 10th - Men's C1-5 Team Sprint
11th - Men's C2 1km Time Trial
12th - Men's C2 Pursuit


UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships
UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships
Men's T2 Road Race - 8th
Men's T2 Time Trial - 11th
Profile

35 year old Para cyclist Stephen Hills switched from competing on a two-wheeled bike to a trike in hopes of creating more opportunity for success in Para cycling competitions.  That certainly was the case when Stephen made his international debut last year at three UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup events and culminating with the 2015 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships.

Stephen showed huge improvements over the three World Cup events topped off with two outstanding top six finishes at the UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships - 5th place in the Men’s T2 Time Trial and 6th  in the Men’s T2 Road Race. 

His goal however, did not stop here. The New Plymouth athlete aspired to represent New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. When Stephen was selected as part of the New Zealand Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Team as the first ever trike Para cyclist he was thrilled! He went onto to represent his country amongst a stand out team of 31 Paralympians. The Team secured a stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists – 9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze – beating its pre-Games target of 18 medals by 3 medals. The team finished 1st in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th). In Stephen's Paralympic debut in Rio he savoured the incredible atmosphere of the road racing. He produced great results placing 8th in both the Men’s T1-2 Road Time Trial and Men’s T1-2 Road Race.

Outside of Para cycling, Stephen likes working with his Dad on the family farm.  Stephen enjoys spending time with people with disabilities to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. 


About Stephen

Classification means...

T1-2: Athletes who are able to use a tricycle are divided into two classes, T1 and T2. They are unable to ride a standard bicycle due to impairment affecting their balance and coordination. Sport class T1 is allocated to athletes with more significant coordination challenges or loss of muscle power than athletes competing in sport class T2.


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