2011 Para-cycling Road World Champs

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2011 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Event: 8-11 September 2011

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British Cycling has named 13 riders that will represent Great Britain at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, taking place in Roskilde, Denmark, on 8 - 11 September.

To maximise medal opportunities at this crucial event, the team includes four Paralympic Road Champions - Darren Kenny, Rachel Morris, David Stone and Sarah Storey - as well as Shaun McKeown and Karen Darke who have shown strong form this year and will be hoping to medal at the competition.

A number of promising new riders who have impressed at this year's Para-Cycling Road World Cup series have also been selected. Mark Colbourne, Simon Price and Crystal Lane will be making their Road World Championships debut and a podium in Denmark could take them a step closer to competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Team Manager Gareth Sheppard said: "These World Championships are the last important road marker for us before London 2012 and the final opportunity to measure our performance against that of the international field.

"We have therefore selected a squad that is capable of bringing home many medals and scoring as many qualification points as possible. We have also given a number of up-and-coming athletes vying for a spot on the London 2012 road team an opportunity to prove themselves at the highest level."

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"It's a massive event, it's important for us and everyone else. Every other nation will be at these World Championships with the same intention as us. It will give us a good idea of where we and other team are in terms of performance."

We caught up with GB Para-Cycling Team Coach Jayne Ellis to discuss the Para-Cycling Road World Championships, the team's build up to the event and its part in the preparations for the Games next year.

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Sarah StoreyDay 1 - Thursday 8 September

British riders picked up four medals on the opening day of the Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Denmark. There was bronze for Shaun McKeown (C3) and Karen Darke (H2), silver for Mark Colbourne (C1) and gold for Sarah Storey (C5) in the 15.2km time trial that took place on a technical, rolling course in Roskilde near Copenhagen.

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Day 2 - Friday 9 September

David Stone's silver medal in the T2 Trike Time Trial was the highlight of a dramatic day for the GB Para-Cycling Team. In other events Jody Cundy placed 12th in the C4 Time Trial and Lora Turnham and Louise Haston finished 9th against a very strong field in the women's tandem.

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Day 3 - Saturday 10 September 

British women impressed on Day 3 of the Para-Cycling Road World Championships with Sarah Storey defending her world title in the C5 Road Race and Rachel Morris, Karen Darke and Crystal Lane picking up bronze medals. Simon Price also won bronze for GB in the C2 Road Race.

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Day 4 - Sunday 11 September

GB Para-Cycling Team has won 10 medals at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Denmark (8-11 September) - two golds, two silvers and six bronzes. We wrap up the final day's action and look back over a successful campaign for GB's para-cyclists.

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