It was business as usual for Great Britain on day two of the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. Six gold, two silver and two bronze medals comprised the day?s haul at the velodrome, echoing Team GB?s domination of the Paralympic track events in Beijing.
Darren Kenny took gold in the pursuit in the final race of the session, having led Rik Waddon and Simon Richardson home for a GB clean sweep in the kilo earlier.
Jody Cundy won the kilo convincingly from Japan?s Masashi Ishii, with Brit Mark Bristow claiming bronze in a world record time for the LC1 category of 1:08.757.
The Brits were again victorious in the women?s B/V1 1km time trial in the shape of Aileen McGlynn and new pilot Vicky Blegg, while in the men?s event, Simon Jackson and Barney Storey edged out GB newcomers Neil Fachie and David Readle.
Jackson, like former swimmers Jody Cundy and Sarah Storey, is another Paralympian switching to a sport. The judo gold medallist at Athens in 2004 was happy to have joined the cycling gold medal club.
?I train here every day in Manchester and all the other Paralympians that I train with have got gold medals,? said Jackson. “I?ve always felt a bit left out so it feels good now to have that gold medal draped around my neck. What I?ve done today and hopefully what I?m going to do tomorrow (in the men?s sprint) is going to put me on the road to 2012.?
Sarah Storey took the 500m women?s time trial but was pushed hard by American Jennifer Schulbe, who set a new world record in the CP4 category of 38.957.
Not all of the strongest nations have travelled to Manchester for the World Cup event, as Storey recently pointed out to Cycling Weekly.