In September 2016, Anthony traveled with the US Paracycling Team and worked as a mechanic during the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil
2017 Anthony placed 2nd in the Road Race, Criterium, and Time Trial, in the H2 division at US National Paracycling Championships.
Anthony will be traveling with the US Paracycling team this coming August to South Africa to serve as mechanic during the World Paracycling Championships.
He steadily progressed and began racing in 2010. Now a member of the US National Paralympic Cycling Team, Anthony has won several races, including the 2011 US National Road Race and 2012 US National Criterium, Road Race, and Time Trial championships in the H1 division. Despite limited international UCI races, placing 9th and 10th in the 2011 World Championship road race and time trial, resulted in finishing 2011 ranked 11th in the H1 UCI World rankings.
Anthony Pedeferri grew up in Redmond, WA and currently lives in Camarillo, CA with his wife, Carrie, of 17years and two daughters, Samantha (14) and Hannah (12). In December 2007, he had been an officer with the California Highway Patrol for over 12 years when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop. After 8 months in the hospital, he emerged as a C7/8 quadriplegic. Prior to the accident, he was former Category 1 road cyclist, Category 2 track cyclist, and an accomplished Ironman triathlete, having competed three times in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Anthony was also earned USAT All-American status four times. In May 2008, while in rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Colorado, he tried a handcycle for the first time. This first attempt at handcycling was very discouraging, as he could barely make it move. It wasn’t until a year later, that he decided to try it again. While still extremely challenging, he experienced a little more success.
The crowning achievement of his career came when named to the 2012 US Paralympic team to compete in London where he place 4th and 5th in the time trial and road race, respectively. Anthony finished 2012 ranked 8th in the UCI World Points rankings. 2013 Anthony rode a reduced race schedule, but still managed several wins and finished 11th in the UCI World Points rankings. In 2014, Anthony finished 3rd in the National TT and RR in the H2 division (formerly H1), and finished 9th in the UCI World Championship road race.