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Great Britain takes big medal haul at home

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Aussie Michael Gallagher racing to a World title in the LC1 4,000 metre Pursuit.

Aussie Michael Gallagher racing to a World title in the LC1 4,000 metre Pursuit.
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)
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Jiri Jezek of the Czech Republic broke Roberto Alcaide's world record, posting a 4.40.899 to qualify fastest and make the Gold medal final where he duly won the World Title for the LC2 4,000 metre pursuit.

Jiri Jezek of the Czech Republic broke Roberto Alcaide's world record, posting a 4.40.899 to qualify fastest and make the Gold medal final where he duly won the World Title for the LC2 4,000 metre pursuit.
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)
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A familiar face in the Men's BV1 kilometre where sighted tandem pilots power and steer the tandem with a blind (or semi blind) athlete on the back. Spain had former able bodied World Cup and World Championship sprinter Jose Antonio Villanueva on the front of their tandem and they won a bronze medal behind the two British pairings.

A familiar face in the Men's BV1 kilometre where sighted tandem pilots power and steer the tandem with a blind (or semi blind) athlete on the back. Spain had former able bodied World Cup and World Championship sprinter Jose Antonio Villanueva on the front of their tandem and they won a bronze medal behind the two British pairings.
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)
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The evening's proceedings started with a nation flag ceremony with athletes from each joining a select group of children in a lap of the track.

The evening's proceedings started with a nation flag ceremony with athletes from each joining a select group of children in a lap of the track.
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)
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Barnie Storey and Neil Fachie on their way to a World Record and World title in the Men's BV1 kilometre time trial

Barnie Storey and Neil Fachie on their way to a World Record and World title in the Men's BV1 kilometre time trial
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Great Britain pilot, Dave Readle, along with blind athlete Simon Jackson, power their way round the track to a Silver medal in the Men's BV1 kilometre time trial to make it a 1-2 for Great Britain

Great Britain pilot, Dave Readle, along with blind athlete Simon Jackson, power their way round the track to a Silver medal in the Men's BV1 kilometre time trial to make it a 1-2 for Great Britain
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)
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Rik Waddon was in scintillating form as he blasted past on his way to lead the Men's CP3 1km Time Trial until Darren Kenny denied him the gold by four hundredths of a second.

Rik Waddon was in scintillating form as he blasted past on his way to lead the Men's CP3 1km Time Trial until Darren Kenny denied him the gold by four hundredths of a second.
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)
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Multi Paralympic champion and hour record holder for his category, Darren Kenny, racing to a World Title after a tight tussle with his GB teammate Waddon with Kenny managing to claw his way into the lead on the final lap after being slower on the first three of the four laps.

Multi Paralympic champion and hour record holder for his category, Darren Kenny, racing to a World Title after a tight tussle with his GB teammate Waddon with Kenny managing to claw his way into the lead on the final lap after being slower on the first three of the four laps.
(Image credit: Larry Hickmott - VeloUK.net)

Ten new world records out of a possible 24 were established during the three competition days of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held in Manchester, Great Britain. Living up to expectations, Great Britain reiterated its domination on the track by winning a total of 14 medals, of which 10 were gold.

We should of course not forget the American delegation, which came away from the Worlds with 11 medals, including five gold.

Americain Jennifer Schubble climbed onto the podium’s highest step at the end of the 500m time trial in the LC2-CP4 combined class, which she finished under the previous world record time she established during the Beijing Paralympics Games. Her compatriots Karissa Whitsell (B&VI) and Mackenzie Woodring (PLT) took gold and also established a new world record in the tandem pursuit.

British athletes have once more demonstrated their savoir-faire in front of their supporters. The pair composed of Neil Fachie (B&VI) and Richard Storey (PLT) set a new world record during the tandem’s sprint qualifications before winning the final. At the end of the time trial, Sarah Storey (LC1) claimed her second rainbow jersey. Finally, Mark Bristow (LC1), Jody Cundy (LC2) and Darren Kenny (CP3) combined their efforts for the last event of the championships to win the team sprint.

Paula Tesoriero was champion of the 500m LC3-4-CP3’s event. The New Zealand rider also improved her own world record.

Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic also did very well during the Worlds, winning 12, eight and five medals respectively.

In light of the performances and the many broken records, we can without doubt be very optimistic with regards to the future of para-cycling.

The next UCI Road and Track World Championships will exceptionally take place in the same country. Colombia will be hosting the Worlds from July 29 to August 8 2010. The first Para-cycling Road World Cup will begin in 2010, while the Track World Cup should normally start up in 2011.

Men LC1 4000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Michael Gallagher (Australia)0:04:38.888
2Wolfgang Sacher (Germany)0:04:45.088
3Wolfgang Eibeck (Austria)0:04:52.171
4Cathal Miller (Ireland)0:04:52.733
5Pierpaolo Addesi (Italy)0:04:58.777
6Russell White (Great Britain)0:04:59.034
7Soelito Gohr (Brazil)0:04:59.785
8Manfred Gattringer (Austria)0:05:00.059
9Radim Pavlik (Czech Republic)0:05:06.651
10Alain Goolaerts (Belgium)0:05:07.365
11Christoph Leiter (Germany)0:05:11.662
12Ioannis Kalaitzakis (Greece)0:05:17.911
13Takahiro Abe (Japan)0:05:21.523
14Irish Ndimande Matcheke (South Africa)0:05:53.908
DSQFabio Triboli (Italy)

Men B&VI Sprint Final
1Neil Fachie / Richard Storey (Great Britain)0.10.677
2Jose Enrique Porto / Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spain)
3Daniel Chalifour / Luc Dionne (Canada)0.13.859
4Simon Jackson / David Readle (Great Britain)

Men B&VI Sprint 5th-8th
5Eliecer Orjuela Prada / William Rojas Agredo (Colombia)
6Michael Delaney / Con Collis (Ireland)
7Yannick Reich / Thorsten Goljasch (Germany)0.11.738
8Brian Cowie / Devon Smibert (Canada)

Women B&VI 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Karissa Whitsell / Mackenzie Woodring (United States Of America)0:03:36.362
2Catherine Walsh / Caroline Ryan (Ireland)0:03:38.756
3Aileen Mcglynn / Ellen Hunter (Great Britain)0:03:38.196
4Lora Turnham / Rebecca Rimmington (Great Britain)0:03:42.293

Women LC3-4 - CP3 500m Time Trial Finals
1Paula Tesoriero / LC3 (New Zealand)0.43.142
2Jayme Paris / CP3 (Australia)0.44.211
3Barbara Buchan / CP3 (United States Of America)0.45.599
4Raquel Acinas / LC3 (Spain)0.47.663
5Yvonne Marzinke / LC3 (Germany)0.48.466

Women LC2 – CP4 500m Time Trial Finals
1Jennifer Schuble / CP4 (United States Of America)0.38.834
2Roxanne Mathieson Burns / CP4 (South Africa)0.44.247
3Marie-Claude Molnar / CP4 (Canada)0.44.837

Women LC1 500m Time Trial Finals
1Sarah Storey (Great Britain)0.37.430
2Greta Neimanas (United States Of America)0.39.480
3Anna Harkowska (Poland)0.40.481

Men B&VI Sprint Semi Final Heat 1
1Neil Fachie / Richard Storey (Great Britain)0.11.344
2Daniel Chalifour / Luc Dionne (Canada)

Men B&VI Sprint Semi Final Heat 2
1Jose Enrique Porto / Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spain)0.11.289
2Simon Jackson / David Readle (Great Britain)0.11.539

Men B&VI Sprint Qualifying
1Neil Fachie / Richard Storey (Great Britain)0.10.316
2Jose Enrique Porto / Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spain)0.10.602
3Simon Jackson / David Readle (Great Britain)0.10.683
4Michael Delaney / Con Collis (Ireland)0.10.857
5Daniel Chalifour / Luc Dionne (Canada)0.10.962
6Eliecer Orjuela Prada / William Rojas Agredo (Colombia)0.11.181
7Brian Cowie / Devon Smibert (Canada)0.11.282
8Yannick Reich / Thorsten Goljasch (Germany)0.11.289
9Przemyslaw Wegner / Arkadiusz Garczarek (Poland)0.11.563
10Emil Stopierzylski / Lukasz Tunkiewicz (Poland)0.11.565
11Panteleimon Makridakis / Nikolaos Aggelidis (Greece)0.11.596
DNSRichard Bonhof / Jeroen Lute (Netherlands)
DNSArnold Polderman / Dennis Raadtgever (Netherlands)

Mixed Team Sprint Qualifying
1Mark Bristow / LC1 (Great Britain)0.50.257
Jody Cundy / LC2 (Great Britain)
Darren Kenny / CP3 (Great Britain)
2Jiri Bouska / CP4 (Czech Republic)0.52.946
Jiri Jezek / LC2 (Czech Republic)
Tomas Kvasnicka / CP3 (Czech Republic)
3Amador Granado / LC2 (Spain)0.54.565
Juan Emilio Gutiérrez / CP3 (Spain)
Pablo Jaramillo Gallardo / LC1 (Spain)
4Samuel Kavanagh / LC2 (United States Of America)0.55.058
Aaron Trent / CP4 (United States Of America)
Jennifer Schuble / CP4 (United States Of America)
DSQIrish Ndimande Matcheke / LC1 (South Africa)
Jaco Nel / CP3 (South Africa)
Janos Plekker / CP4 (South Africa)
DSQMario Hammer / LC1 (Germany)
Wolfgang Sacher / LC1 (Germany)
Pierre Senska / LC4 (Germany)

Women B&VI 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Karissa Whitsell / Mackenzie Woodring (United States Of America)0:03:39.111
2Catherine Walsh / Caroline Ryan (Ireland)0:03:39.385
3Lora Turnham / Rebecca Rimmington (Great Britain)0:03:39.560
4Aileen Mcglynn / Ellen Hunter (Great Britain)0:03:40.494
5Henrike Handrup / Ellen Heiny (Germany)0:03:46.261
6Ana Lopez / Beatriz Escribano (Spain)0:03:59.707

Men B&VI 4000m Pursuit Finals
1Clark Rachfal / David Swanson (United States Of America)0:04:26.472
2David Llaurado / Christian Venge (Spain)0:04:31.502
3Brian Cowie / Devon Smibert (Canada)0:04:31.171
4Miguel Angel Clemente / Diego Javier Muñoz (Spain)0:04:32.433

Men CP4 4000m Pursuit Finals
1Michele Pittacolo (Italy)0:05:02.953
2Cesar Neira (Spain)0:05:06.704
3Aaron Trent (United States Of America)0:05:02.447
4Jiri Bouska (Czech Republic)0:05:07.752

Men CP3 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Darren Kenny (Great Britain)0:03:38.944
2Rik Waddon (Great Britain)0:03:42.461
3Javier Ochoa (Spain)0:03:53.846
4Juan Emilio Gutiérrez (Spain)0:04:03.218

Women LC3-4 – CP3 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Barbara Buchan / CP3 (United States Of America)0:04:18.498
2Raquel Acinas / LC3 (Spain)0:04:58.688
3Yvonne Marzinke / LC3 (Germany)OVL

Women LC2 – CP4 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Jennifer Schuble / CP4 (United States Of America)
2Marie-Claude Molnar / CP4 (Canada)OVL
3Roxanne Mathieson Burns / CP4 (South Africa)0:04:44.291

Women LC1 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Sarah Storey (Great Britain)
2Greta Neimanas (United States Of America)OVL
3Anna Harkowska (Poland)0:04:03.603

Women BVI 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Aileen Mcglynn / Ellen Hunter (Great Britain)0:01:09.054
2Karissa Whitsell / Mackenzie Woodring (United States Of America)0:01:12.222
3Henrike Handrup / Ellen Heiny (Germany)0:01:12.475
4Lora Turnham / Rebecca Rimmington (Great Britain)0:01:12.875
5Catherine Walsh / Caroline Ryan (Ireland)0:01:14.664
6Ana Lopez / Beatriz Escribano (Spain)0:01:18.367

Men LC4 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Michael Teuber (Germany)0:01:22.083
2Pierre Senska (Germany)0:01:26.224
3Juan Jose Méndez (Spain)0:01:27.004
4Paolo Vigano (Italy)0:01:27.728
5Erich Winkler (Germany)0:01:28.010

Men LC3 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Masaki Fujita (Japan)0:01:15.307
2Tobias Graf (Germany)0:01:18.037
3Carmelo Sanchez (Colombia)0:01:18.095
4Michal Stark (Czech Republic)0:01:21.180
5Fabrizio Macchi (Italy)0:01:21.648
6Antonio Garcia (Spain)0:01:22.135
7Mathieu Parent (Canada)0:01:23.640
8Roger Bolliger (Switzerland)0:01:24.165
9Victor Hugo Garrido Marquez (Venezuela)0:01:25.956

Women LC3-4 – CP3 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Barbara Buchan / CP3 (United States Of America)0:04:17.768
2Raquel Acinas / LC3 (Spain)0:04:35.409
3Yvonne Marzinke / LC3 (Germany)0:04:56.298

Women LC2 – CP4 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Jennifer Schuble / CP4 (United States Of America)0:04:01.344
2Marie-Claude Molnar / CP4 (Canada)0:04:24.785
3Roxanne Mathieson Burns / CP4 (South Africa)0:04:32.483

Women LC1 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Sarah Storey (Great Britain)0:03:34.266
2Greta Neimanas (United States Of America)0:03:52.348
3Anna Harkowska (Poland)0:03:58.887

Men LC2 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Jody Cundy (Great Britain)0:01:05.414
2Carol Eduard Novak (Romania)0:01:09.746
3Jiri Jezek (Czech Republic)0:01:10.198
4Simon Richardson (Great Britain)0:01:12.100
5Samuel Kavanagh (United States Of America)0:01:14.444
6Amador Granado (Spain)0:01:14.550
7Diego German Dueñas Gomez (Colombia)0:01:14.719
8Roberto Alcaide (Spain)0:01:14.899
9Tino Käßner (Germany)0:01:14.910
10Eric Bourgault (Canada)0:01:15.026
11Morten Jahr (Norway)0:01:16.461

Men LC1 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Mark Bristow (Great Britain)0:01:09.680
2Pablo Jaramillo Gallardo (Spain)0:01:09.953
3Mario Hammer (Germany)0:01:10.381
4Wolfgang Sacher (Germany)0:01:10.627
5Russell White (Great Britain)0:01:11.527
6Radim Pavlik (Czech Republic)0:01:11.643
7Wolfgang Eibeck (Austria)0:01:11.723
8Fabio Triboli (Italy)0:01:11.751
9Michael Gallagher (Australia)0:01:11.805
10Cathal Miller (Ireland)0:01:12.213
11Manfred Gattringer (Austria)0:01:12.494
12Soelito Gohr (Brazil)0:01:13.065
13Pierpaolo Addesi (Italy)0:01:13.688
14Alain Goolaerts (Belgium)0:01:13.736
15Imre Torok (Romania)0:01:14.640
16Christoph Leiter (Germany)0:01:14.816
17Ioannis Kalaitzakis (Greece)0:01:16.112
18Takahiro Abe (Japan)0:01:17.092
19Irish Ndimande Matcheke (South Africa)0:01:20.028

Men B&VI 4000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Clark Rachfal / David Swanson (United States Of America)0:04:27.133
2David Llaurado / Christian Venge (Spain)0:04:27.251
3Miguel Angel Clemente / Diego Javier Muñoz (Spain)0:04:27.354
4Brian Cowie / Devon Smibert (Canada)0:04:30.477
5Daniel Chalifour / Luc Dionne (Canada)0:04:34.552
6David Blanco / Jaume Morales (Spain)0:04:39.854
7Laurant Delez / Christophe Grenard (Switzerland)0:04:40.277
8Eliecer Orjuela Prada / William Rojas Agredo (Colombia)0:04:40.671
9Andrew Fitzgerald / Paul Giblin (Ireland)0:04:43.437
10Przemyslaw Wegner / Arkadiusz Garczarek (Poland)0:04:43.718
11Marek Moflar / Jiri Chyba (Czech Republic)0:04:44.262
12Adrian Juszczyk / Przemyslaw Kusztykiewicz (Poland)0:04:53.819
DNQArnold Polderman / Dennis Raadtgever (Netherlands)
DNFMichael Delaney / Con Collis (Ireland)

Men CP4 4000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Michele Pittacolo (Italy)0:04:57.223
2Cesar Neira (Spain)0:05:03.567
3Jiri Bouska (Czech Republic)0:05:05.560
4Aaron Trent (United States Of America)0:05:07.532
5Janos Plekker (South Africa)0:05:08.262
6Craig Vogtsberger (United States Of America)0:05:13.680
7Enda Smyth (Ireland)0:05:18.048

Men CP3 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Darren Kenny (Great Britain)0:03:40.384
2Rik Waddon (Great Britain)0:03:43.608
3Javier Ochoa (Spain)0:03:51.230
4Juan Emilio Gutiérrez (Spain)0:03:56.764
5Maurice Far Eckhard (Spain)0:04:04.009
6Brayden Mcdougall (Canada)0:04:16.398
7Jaco Nel (South Africa)0:04:31.215

Men LC4 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Michael Teuber (Germany)
2Juan Jose Méndez (Spain)
3Paolo Vigano (Italy)0:04:21.394
4Erich Winkler (Germany)0:04:27.367

Men LC3 3000m Pursuit Finals
1Tobias Graf (Germany)0:03:50.646
2Masaki Fujita (Japan)
3Michal Stark (Czech Republic)
4Fabrizio Macchi (Italy)

Men LC2 4000m Pursuit Finals
1Jiri Jezek (Czech Republic)0:04:41.883
2Carol Eduard Novak (Romania)0:04:45.117
3Roberto Alcaide (Spain)
4Diego German Dueñas Gomez (Colombia)

Men LC1 4000m Pursuit Finals
1Michael Gallagher (Australia)0:04:41.568
2Wolfgang Sacher (Germany)
3Wolfgang Eibeck (Austria)0:04:50.966
4Cathal Miller (Ireland)0:04:55.359

Men CP4 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Jiri Bouska (Czech Republic)0:01:10.520
2Aaron Trent (United States Of America)0:01:13.377
3Michele Pittacolo (Italy)0:01:14.013
4Craig Vogtsberger (United States Of America)0:01:14.641
5Janos Plekker (South Africa)0:01:15.085
6Enda Smyth (Ireland)0:01:15.157
7Cesar Neira (Spain)0:01:15.556

Men CP3 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Darren Kenny (Great Britain)0:01:11.472
2Rik Waddon (Great Britain)0:01:11.513
3Juan Emilio Gutiérrez (Spain)0:01:16.530
4Tomas Kvasnicka (Czech Republic)0:01:18.128
5Javier Ochoa (Spain)0:01:18.746
6Jaco Nel (South Africa)0:01:23.038
7Brayden Mcdougall (Canada)0:01:24.797
8Maurice Far Eckhard (Spain)0:01:25.190

Men B & VI 1000m Time Trial Finals
1Neil Fachie / Richard Storey (Great Britain)0:01:02.217
2Simon Jackson / David Readle (Great Britain)0:01:04.904
3Jose Enrique Porto / Jose Antonio Villanueva (Spain)0:01:05.683
4Clark Rachfal / David Swanson (United States Of America)0:01:05.727
5Daniel Chalifour / Luc Dionne (Canada)0:01:06.741
6Michael Delaney / Con Collis (Ireland)0:01:07.202
7Eliecer Orjuela Prada / William Rojas Agredo (Colombia)0:01:07.964
8Richard Bonhof / Jeroen Lute (Netherlands)0:01:08.004
9Brian Cowie / Devon Smibert (Canada)0:01:08.178
10Yannick Reich / Thorsten Goljasch (Germany)0:01:08.542
11Emil Stopierzylski / Lukasz Tunkiewicz (Poland)0:01:08.665
12Przemyslaw Wegner / Arkadiusz Garczarek (Poland)0:01:09.069
13Laurant Delez / Christophe Grenard (Switzerland)0:01:09.663
14Marek Moflar / Jiri Chyba (Czech Republic)0:01:09.911
15Andrew Fitzgerald / Paul Giblin (Ireland)0:01:10.381
16Arnold Polderman / Dennis Raadtgever (Netherlands)0:01:10.656
17Panteleimon Makridakis / Nikolaos Aggelidis (Greece)0:01:11.335

Men LC4 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Michael Teuber (Germany)0:04:01.310
2Juan Jose Méndez (Spain)0:04:08.900
3Paolo Vigano (Italy)0:04:20.278
4Erich Winkler (Germany)0:04:21.754
5Pierre Senska (Germany)0:04:28.626

Men LC3 3000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Tobias Graf (Germany)0:03:50.198
2Masaki Fujita (Japan)0:03:59.759
3Michal Stark (Czech Republic)0:04:00.157
4Fabrizio Macchi (Italy)0:04:04.020
5Mathieu Parent (Canada)0:04:09.476
6Antonio Garcia (Spain)0:04:10.009
7Carmelo Sanchez (Colombia)0:04:14.082
8Roger Bolliger (Switzerland)0:04:16.317
9Victor Hugo Garrido Marquez (Venezuela)0:04:23.531

Men LC2 4000m Pursuit Qualifying
1Jiri Jezek (Czech Republic)0:04:40.899
2Carol Eduard Novak (Romania)0:04:43.812
3Roberto Alcaide (Spain)0:04:44.964
4Diego German Dueñas Gomez (Colombia)0:04:57.962
5Samuel Kavanagh (United States Of America)0:05:06.405
6Simon Richardson (Great Britain)0:05:07.175
7Eric Bourgault (Canada)0:05:09.260
8Morten Jahr (Norway)0:05:13.163
9Tino Käßner (Germany)0:05:20.732

Mixed Team Sprint Finals
1Mark Bristow / LC1 (Great Britain)0.50.232
Jody Cundy / LC2 (Great Britain)
Darren Kenny / CP3 (Great Britain)
2Jiri Bouska / CP4 (Czech Republic)0.52.382
Jiri Jezek / LC2 (Czech Republic)
Tomas Kvasnicka / CP3 (Czech Republic)
3Amador Granado / LC2 (Spain)0.53.698
Juan Emilio Gutiérrez / CP3 (Spain)
Pablo Jaramillo Gallardo / LC1 (Spain)
4Samuel Kavanagh / LC2 (United States Of America)0.54.938
Aaron Trent / CP4 (United States Of America)
Jennifer Schuble / CP4 (United States Of America)

 

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