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The Race Across America

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The Race Across America

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).

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Aconcagua Summit

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Aconcagua Summit

On the 6th January, myself and the team met at Heathrow Terminal 3, this is the first time I have seen them all since our training camp in Chamonix back in September. I missed the last and final training camp in November as I was on another expedition, cycling the Carrera Austral.

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Jaco wins Gold and Silver medal at Invictus Games Orlando

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.

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Jaco wins double at Invictus Games

   Jaco van Gass won double gold in the Invictus Games. He competed in both the Time Trial and the Circuit Race.    Mr van Gass said: “I was confident before the races but you can never know for sure."    “When we did the GB trials I was among the fastest but I was concerned about the other countries because I had no idea how good they were.     “I didn’t sleep much the night before as I was very nervous but the races went well. It means a hell of a lot to get two golds. I’ve had a bit of a rocky year this year — I’ve suffered a lot of injuries and I really wanted a good result. Now I’m very happy.”    If you'd like to get in touch with Jaco to discuss his Invictus Games, please email info@jacovangass.com.   Jaco is now continuing with his training for Rio 2016 Paralympics. 

 

Jaco van Gass won double gold in the Invictus Games. He competed in both the Time Trial and the Circuit Race. 

Mr van Gass said: “I was confident before the races but you can never know for sure."

“When we did the GB trials I was among the fastest but I was concerned about the other countries because I had no idea how good they were. 

“I didn’t sleep much the night before as I was very nervous but the races went well. It means a hell of a lot to get two golds. I’ve had a bit of a rocky year this year — I’ve suffered a lot of injuries and I really wanted a good result. Now I’m very happy.” 

If you'd like to get in touch with Jaco to discuss his Invictus Games, please email info@jacovangass.com. 

Jaco is now continuing with his training for Rio 2016 Paralympics. 

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Jaco on Five News

Jaco van Gass is on 5 News talking about his friendship with the Royal ahead of the first Invictus Games. 

Jaco van Gass, who will be competing as a cyclist, has become friends with the Royal since they did an arctic expedition together

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