Meet Jetze Plat, the full-time para-cyclist and para-triathlete
Ook de internationale Wielerunie UCI heeft ontdekt dat Jetze Plat een bijzonder dubbeltalent is. Dus mag hij, aan de vooravond van het Wereldkampioenschap Para-cycling in Emmen (NL), op de UCI-website vertellen over zijn leven en zijn bijzondere carrière in twee Paralympische sporten.
Jetze Plat is a legend of the sport. The 28-year-old Dutch para-cyclist competes in the H5 category and truly came to prominence at the Rio 2016 Paralympics when he won bronze in the road race. That would have been enough for most athletes – but not Plat, who showed his versatility by also taking the Paralympic gold medal in paratriathlon.
He went on to win the world time trial and road race titles in both 2017 and 2018, and in 2017 claimed the Ironman Hawaii title in a time of 8:41:17. Earlier this year, Plat crushed the handbike hour record, covering a distance of 44.749km that beat the existing record by over 2km. In short, Plat is a phenomenon – and a phenomenon we recently had the privilege of catching up with.
What are your goals for 2019 and beyond, Jetze?
I have clear targets. The first is to defend my two world titles in handcycling. The second is to do the same in triathlon... Lees verder in het artikel 'Meet Jetze Plat, the full-time para-cyclist and para-triathlete' op UCI.org