BT Paralympic World Cup Day 1

BT Paralympic World Cup Day 1


BT Paralympic World Cup Day 1

May 20, 2009

Track Cycling Day 1

The track cycling component of the BT Paralympic World Cup began with the qualification rounds of the 3000m and 4000m men's pursuit. The 3km event had three GB riders, Darren Kenny, Rik Waddon and Simon Richardson, in serious medal contention.

3km Pursuit Qualification -- LC3/LC4/CP3/CP4 Male

Above: Darren Kenny on his way to qualification for the Gold Medal rideoff

Darren Kenny comfortably qualified fastest in the 3km Individual Pursuit, despite a storming ride from Japan's Ishii Masashi. GB's Rik Waddon also qualified for the ride off for bronze and will face Jiri Bouska of the Czech Republic. GB's Simon Richardson looked set to progress too until Masashi took to the track. The session also saw a new world record for Italy's Paulo Vigano in the LC4 category.


1 Darren Kenny GBR 3:44.416
2 Masashi Ishii JPN 3:45.200
3 Rik Waddon GBR 3:47.345
4 Jiri Bouska CZE 3:51.904

5 Simon Richardson GBR 3:54.207
6 Enda Smyth IRL 3:58.430
7 Paolo Vigano ITA 3:59.570
8 Fabrizio Macchi ITA 4:01.762
9 Tobias Graf GER 4:03.951
10 Jean Quevillon CAN 4:09.632
11 Michael Teuber GER 4:09.868
12 Tomas Kvasnicka CZE 4:11.185
13 Brayden McDougall CAN 4:17.063

Event 1 - 4km Pursuit Qualification -- LC1/LC2 Male
Czech rider Jiri Jezek qualified fastest in the 4km event beating his nearest rival, Gohr of Brazil by nearly four seconds. Germany's Wolfgang Sacher qualified third and will face Fabio Triboli of Italy in the ride-off for Bronze.

1 Jiri Jezek CZE 4:47.637
2 Soelito Gohr BRA 4:51.251
3 Wolfgang Sacher GER 4:52.111
4 Fabio Triboli ITA 4:58.800

5 Cathal Miller IRL 5:00.748
6 Radim Pavlik CZE 5:03.863
7 Pierpaolo Addesi ITA 5:03.958
8 Eric Bourgault CAN 5:21.464
9 Kui Dong Zhang CHN 5:26.715

Above: GB's Rik Waddon on his way to setting the fastest time thus far in the 3k qualifier

Above: Paulo Vigano on his way to the a world record

Above: Simon Richardson wringing out every last drop of effort in the final lap

Above: Irishman Cathal Miller lays down an early marker