The first IFSC Paraclimbing Cup of 2018 takes place tomorrow in Briancon in France ©IFSC

The first 2018 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Paraclimbing Cup is set to take place tomorrow, in Briancon in France, nine months after the last Paraclimbing Cup, in October 2017.

Frenchman Mathieu Besnard will hope to continue his imperious form from last year, when he won all three events on the tour in the RP3 category for athletes with limited range, power and stability.

Israel’s Mor Michael Sapir will also be looking to maintain his good form from Sheffield at the Parc des Sports.

Last time out in Sheffield he won gold in the RP1 category.

Other athletes due to take part in Briancon include, in the visually impaired category, Francisco Javier Auguilar Amoedo from Spain and John Churcher from Great Britain, while Germany’s forarm amputee Kevin Bartke will also take part.

Following the Para event tomorrow, the able-bodied event is scheduled to begin on Thursday (July 19) and last until Saturday (July 21).