Great Britain Tops UCI Track Championships

10 Nov 2009 By IPC

Athletes from Great Britain brought in the most medals at the 2009 International Cycling Federation (UCI) Para-Cycling Track World Championships, which ended on 8 November.

A total of 23 different countries were represented at the 2009 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Manchester, Great Britain, which began on 6 November. Great Britain won 14 medals (ten gold), and was followed by Germany (12 medals), USA (11), Spain (eight) and Czech Republic (five) respectively.

A World record was broken in the Women’s 3km Pursuit (Visually Impaired) by Karissa Whitsell and her guide Mackenzie Woodring (USA) with their time of 3:36.362. Ireland’s Catherine Walsh and guide Caroline Ryan came in second with their time of 3:38.756, followed by Great Britain’s Aileen McGlynn and guide Ellen Hunter.

In the Men’s 3km Pursuit (class CP3), Great Britain’s Darren Kenny took first with his time of 3:38.944, followed by compatriot Rik Waddon and Spain’s Javier Ochoa respectively. In the CP4 category, Italy’s Michele Pittacolo took first, and was followed by Spain’s Cesar Neira and USA’s Aaron Trent respectively.

Another World record was set by Great Britain’s Aileen McGlynn and guide Ellen Hunter in the Women’s 1km Time Trial (Visually Impaired), finishing at 1:09.054. The pair was followed by USA’s Karissa Whitsell and guide Mackenzie Woodring, and Germany’s Henrike Handrup and guide Ellen Heiny.

In the Men’s 1km Time Trial (class LC4), Michael Teuber from Germany took first with his time of 1:22.083. Teuber was followed by compatriot Pierre Senska and Spain’s Juan Jose Mendez respectively.