Queally eyes new Olympic gold

Jason Queally

Jason Queally (Image credit: Gerry McManus)

British track cyclist Jason Queally is looking to become the first rider to win both Olympic and Paralympic cycling gold medals. Queally took the gold in Sydney in the kilometre time trial, and is now pairing up with Paralympic champion Anthony Kappes with an eye on the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The 38-year-old Queally will pilot the tandem for his visually impaired stoker at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May.

Kappes previously paired up with Barney Storey, a team which took dual gold medals in the Beijing Paralympic Games last summer, setting a new world record in the kilometre in the process.

"Because of the eligibility rules regarding riders riding for the able-bodied squad internationally, Jason can't actually compete officially this year," Kappes explained to the Manchester Evening News. "So, we're hoping to compete at non-counting events. Hopefully, we will be able to ride at the World Cup and make our debut there."

"However, Jason and I are really looking at 2010 onwards when we'll be able to compete in anger."

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