Britain win 11 gold medals in Paralympics World Cup

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Britain won 11 gold medals in the Paralympics World Cup three-day at Manchester Velodrome at the weekend, with Darren Kenny leading the charge winning three golds in the kilo, pursuit and team sprint.

It was an outstanding performance by the British team and included an all-podium finish in the kilo for LC3/LC4 and CPS classes.

Kenny took his first gold here, in 1-10.534, beating fellow Brits Rik Waddon (silver) and Simon Richardson (bronze).

That same day Kenny told his second victory in the 3km pursuit, in a time of 3-41.576.

And on the final day Kenny took his third gold in the team sprint, partnered by Brits Jody Cundy and Mark Bristow.

Jody Cundy also won a gold in the kilo, for LC1/LC2 and CP4 classes, in a time 1-06.030, beating Masashi Ishii while Bristow took bronze.

On form Cundy also set a new world record of 10.998 for the flying 200 metres.

Another Brit to win two golds was Simon Jackson, piloted by Barney Storey in tandem kilo and tandem sprint for visually impaired.

It was a British one-two in both events, with Neil Fachie piloted by David Readle twice taking silver.

And Sarah Storey also triumphed twice, taking gold in the 500m TT in the LC1/LC2/CP4 class, and also in the 3km pursuit.

Not to be outdone, Aileen McGlynn was also a double gold medal winner, in the women?s kilo for visually impaired and in the 3km pursuit title, piloted on both occasions by Vicky Begg.

The World Cup also saw Olympic 2000 kilo champion Jason Queally, 39, back in serious action, piloting visually impaired Anthony Kappes to slice one second off the British 1-kilometre tandem record in 1-minute 01.626 seconds.

This beat the previous record of 1.02.008 set by Kappes and pilot Barney Storey in Beijing last year.

Queally will be eligible to enter the 2012 Paralympics as a pilot.

?I'm fortunate that the rules allow me to do this and I know some people think it is unfair that I can compete at Paralympic level but I hope I can give things back to Paralympic sport," Queally told BBC Sport.

"I never would have dreamed I would be in with a chance of competing in a home Games and at the end of the day there could be a Paralympic gold medal for me."

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.