Category - Cycling
On 17th June 2017, a Help for Heroes team of eight wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel took on one world’s toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081 mile Race Across America (RAAM).
In 2017 a Help for Heroes team of eight wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel will take on one of the world's toughest endurance cycling events, the epic 3,081 mile Race Across America (RAAM). Please support the team as they prepare to push themselves to the limit both physically and mentally in the pursuit of finishing the RAAM in under seven days.
Jaco's latest challenge is cycling the Carretera Austral in Patagonia, joined by fellow GB Cycling team mate and Rio gold medal winner - Steve Bate, Steve's wife Caroline and Karen Darke.
This month, Jaco was interviewed by Cyclist.co.uk, "The extraordinary story of Jaco van Gass: war veteran, Arctic adventurer and champion cyclist".
The cycling events started early Monday morning (9th May) at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and it was a great start from Team UK taking Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Recumbent Cycling.
First up for Jaco, was the Road Time Trial where he incredibly raced to Gold, followed by Craig Preece who earned the Silver medal for Team UK.
Since the Paracycling Track World Championships in March, Jaco is now training hard on the road, working towards the Road World Cup in Belgium in May.
Jaco raced at the Paracycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy from the 17th - 20th March 2016.
Jaco is very pleased to have been selected for the Great Britain Cycling Team that will ride at the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy from 17-20 March.
The Para-Cycling International took place in Manchester from the 13th-15th November. On Friday evening, Jaco competed in the Team Sprint race and him and his team mates won a Bronze medal for team GB.