BRITON AIMS FOR HOUR RECORD IN DENMARK
The final round of the Track World Cup in Copenhagen (February 13-15) will feature a unique addition to the proceedings when British Paralympian Darren Kenny will attempt to break the disabled athlete’s hour record.
38 year-old Darren Kenny won four gold medals and two silver at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Kenny also took part in the 2004 Paralympics in Athens winning two gold medals, in addition to several World Championship titles.
Kenny rides in the CP3 Group for disabled riders and people with a decrease in functionality. Kenny almost ended his career after a crash in Tour of Ireland at the age of 18, and struggled hard to fight back to hold an impressive career as a disabled rider.
Kenny will now attempt to break his own World Record at 41.817 km set in Manchester on January 8 2005. The attempt will take place as an extension to the already scheduled World Cup competitions on Saturday February 14.
QUEALLY?S PARALYMPIC PLAN
Jason Queally is bidding to become the first man to win gold medals in Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Queally, who won a gold medal in the ?kilo? in Sydney, is currently in training as a Paralympic tandem pilot according to the Manchester Evening News.
Queally will team up with Anthony Kappes; due to eligibility rules, Queally will not be allowed to compete officially this year, although the duo aim to make their debut at the Paralymic World Cup in Manchester in May.
CYCLISTS ALLOWED TO CYCLE THE ?WRONG WAY?
Cyclists will now be allowed to cycle the ?wrong way? along one-way streets in the City of London in a scheme designed to encourage more people to cycle to work, according to the Evening Standard.
The Corporation of London is expected to introduce the scheme to seven City streets in early summer and if it proves successful, and more importantly, safe, it will be expanded across other parts of London.
OLDHAM ON FORM FOR WORLDS
Paul Oldham is in good shape ahead of the World Cyclo-cross Championships at the weekend in Hoogerheide, Holland.
Oldham finished sixth in the Cyclo-cross International de Lanarvily in France.
The Hope rider will be joined by newly crowned national ?cross champion Jody Crawforth and Ian Field in Holland.
In the women?s team, four-time national champion Helen Wyman will line up with Gabriella Day and Nikki Harris.
ROLLAPALUZA KINGSPIN ENTRIES CLOSED
There is a full competitor list for this Friday’s roller-race extravaganza in Central London. A total of 80 riders have entered in advance which comprises a record 23 women as well as 16 male and eight female ?madison teams?.
Winners of Kingspin 1’s madison event, Simon Jackson and Matt Theobalds (C.S. Grupetto), return and they will once again be challenged by the “Old Gits” Lee Povey and Dave Le Grys.
In the female event, current Rollapaluza winter league-leader Rachel Przybylski teams up with Rebecca Chalton to challenge Estelle Rogers and Agata Woznika of the more experienced “Team Trouble”.
Spectator tickets are still available but these are selling fast. For more details, please visit www.rollapaluza.com/kingspin
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