2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: Aguascalientes at a glance
2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: Australia on top – Day #4
As on the previous day, Sarah Storey finished with a gold medal around her neck. The 36-year-old British girl – one of the outstanding riders in these Championships – triumphed in the scratch ahead of the Argentinian rider Mariela Analia Delgado. Storey thus came away, after four days of competition, with two wins (the 3km Pursuit and Scratch) and a bronze medal (in the 500m). The anthem of God Save the Queen set the tempo for this final day, with the successes in the tandems of Sophie Thornhill and Rachel James in the Women, and Neil Fachie and Peter Mitchell in the Men. Following on from the 2012 London Paralympic Games, Team GB and its 11 representatives logically finished these Championships in 2nd place in the country rankings, with 10 medals, of which 7 were gold.
2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: Storey gets her revenge! – Day #3
She was able to give her little girl Louisa a kiss because this time she was on the highest step of the podium of the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships. Sarah Storey triumphed in the 3km Pursuit in the C5 category ahead of the Polish rider Anna Harkowska, and in style, since she won in a new world-record time of 3:32:050. A great come-back for the Brit, who had to be content with third place two days earlier in the 500m sprint event, with the Chinese rider Jufanj Zhou winning gold.
2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships: a very open day of racing – Day #2
Following on from the first day, Australia came out as the victor, with Michael Gallagher triumphing in the MC5 4km Pursuit category against the Ukrainian Yehor Dementiev in a record time of 4:24:057. The Aussie riders also excelled in the sprint events, with Brandie O’Connor and Breama Hargrave winning silver in the WB 1km, and an equivalent achievement in the Men’s event, with Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett, who made the second step of the podium.
Records fall thick and fast at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships – Day #1
Temperatures soared to near 40°C yesterday in Aguascalientes at the heart of Mexico and the first day’s competitions at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships were just as hot!
UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships arrive in Aguascalientes – Preview
Four months after the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, it is the turn of the best para-cyclists on the planet to battle for world titles. Competition gets underway Thursday (April 10) and runs through until Sunday (April 13) at the Bicentenary velodrome in Aguascalientes. A regular host of major international track competitions, the complex built in the state at the heart of the country also organised the National Para-athletics Championships in 2013.
Photo: Ruan Jianping (CHN) on the 3km pursuit