GB dominated, ten world records fell at Para-cycling World Championships
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Monday, November 9, 2009

GB dominated, ten world records fell at Para-cycling World Championships

by Conal Andrews at 8:24 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Track
Great Britain dominated on home soil when it took ten gold medals at the paracycling world championships over the weekend.

The leading Olympic track nation showed once again that its paracycling riders are also a force to be reckoned with when it took a total of 14 medals in the event.

It was an extremely competitive championships, as evidenced by the fact that ten new world records out of a possible 24 were set during the three days in Manchester velodrome.

The US team also had a strong campaign. It netted eleven medals, five of which were gold. Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic also impressed, taking twelve, eight and five medals respectively.

Yesterday, US rider Jennifer Schubble won the 500m time trial in the LC2-CP4 combined class and set a new world record. Compatriots Karissa Whitsell and Mackenzie Woodring did likewise in the tandem pursuit.

British riders took gold in three events yesterday. Neil Fachie and Richard Storey clocked up a new world record en route to winning the tandem’s sprint. Sarah Storey won the 500m LC1 time trial, and the trio of Mark Bristow (LC1), Jody Cundy (LC2) and Darren Kenny (CP3) won the team sprint.

New Zealand’s Paula Tesoriero won the LC3-4-CP3 500 metre time trial, beating her own world record.

The first Para-cycling road World Cup will begin in 2010.

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