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World Masters Track Championships - CMM
Manchester, England, October 8 - 13, 2001
Day 1 - October 8
Thirty To thirty-four age group
Anton Quist continued his winning ways when he clinched the 1000m Time Trial. He recorded 1.07.149 to beat his nearest rival Adam Wilk the twenty-nine year old from Piano, Texas in the USA, by 0.806 seconds. This was Quist's third gold medal in two years. The previous year he won the sprint and was a member of the victorious olympic sprint trio.
The bronze medal went to another British rider, Ian George the thirty year old from Keighley, who covered the four laps in 1.09.308.
Thirty-five To thirty nine age group
Gary Hibbert collected his first World Masters title when he won the 1000m Time Trial. The thirty-eight year old from Manchester rider pedalled his way around the Manchester velodrome to record 1.08.287 finishing just 0.127 ahead of another British competitor, David Robson the thirty-six year old from Conwy.
In a very tightly fought contest the bronze medal went to America's Stephen Prokopiw the thirty-six year old from Colorado who covered the four laps in 1.08.645.
Forty to forty-four age group
Al Whaley the forty-year old from Houston successfully defended his 750m Time Trial when he recorded 50.624 seconds. This was his eleventh medal he has collected since 1995.
Fellow American, Kenneth Todd, finished in the silver medal winning position 0.744 seconds in arrears.
Tim Abbott the forty-year-old from Kyalami, South Africa, won his first World Masters medal when his time of 52.504 placed him third.
Forty-five to forty-nine age group
David Le Grys established a world best mark when he made a successfully defence of his 750m Time Trial title. The forty-six year from Saffron, Walden lowered his own mark by 0.388 seconds to record 50.684 bringing his tally of medals to eight of which five are now gold.
The silver medal in this 45-49 age group went to Richard Voss the forty-five year old from Evergreen, Colorado in the USA, who covered the three laps in 52.024. Another American Jeffrey Fillerup also forty-five from Belmont, California, was just 0.828 seconds slower to collect the bronze medal.
Fifty to fifty-four age group
Ron Boyle collected his first World Masters title when he recorded the fastest time in the 500m Time Trial. The former Olympic and Commonwealth representative from Queensland, Australia, recorded 36.094 seconds to beat fellow Queenslander fifty year old Danny Clarke "King of the Six Days", by 0.050 seconds.
Britain's Olympic, world and Commonwealth medallist, Ian Hallam, the fifty-two year old from Waterlooville in Hampshire, clinched the bronze in 36.309. This was Hallam's thirteenth medal at the World Masters seven of which are gold.
Fifty-five to fifty-nine age group
Stanley Gregg established a world best time to beat his rivals in the 500m Time Trial. The fifty-six year old from Seattle, USA, stormed round the velodrome in 35.508 seconds to shave 0.141 off the figures established by Britain's Geoff Cooke when he won the title last year.
This time around Cooke from Long Eaton had to settle for the silver medal his fifteenth medal in all. His time of 35.623 was just 0.115 seconds slower than the new champion recorded but 0.026 faster than his winning time in 2000.
The bronze went to Glen Ion the fifty-seven year old also from Elizabeth Bay in 37.789.
Sixty to sixty-four age group
Keith Oliver made the long journey from Australia, worth while when he took the 500m Time Trial title. The sixty-year old from Baulkham Hills, winner of both the pursuit and points events last year added the time trial this year with a time of 37.770. This was one place higher than the previous year when he competed in the younger age group.
In the silver medal position was Earl Henry the sixty-year who represents Trinidad but who now lives in Florida, in 37.832. This was Henry's seventh medal at the World Masters Cycling Track Championships. His others are two of each colour.
Britain's Peter Smith sixty from Guisborough won his first World Masters medal when his time of 38.385 seconds placed him third.
Sixty five plus age group
Keith Harrison won his first World Masters title when he won the 500m Time Trial. The sixty-seven year old American covered the two laps in 40.568 seconds to beat his nearest rival Raymond Groves by 0.335 in the sixty-five plus age group.
For Groves the sixty-six year old from Wigan, this was his fourth medal in this discipline. The others had all been bronze in 1995, 97 and 99.
A further 0.197 seconds and in the bronze medal position was another American, Richard Simons.
In fourth place was seventy year Harry Shaw from Queensland, Australia. His time of 41.157 gave him victory in the seventy plus age group.
Men's 1,000m TT - 30-34 yrs
1 Anton Quist (GBr) 1.07.149 2 Adam Wilk (USA) 1.07.955 3 Ian George (GBr) 1.08.308 4 Kenny Williams (USA) 1.08.513 5 Olaf Schnaar (Ger) 1.08.548
Men's 1,000m TT - 35-39
1 Gary Hibbert (GBr) 1.08.287 2 David Robson (GBr) 1.08.414 3 Stephen Prokopiw (USA) 1.08.645 4 Robert Veroba (Can) 1.08.708 5 William Nitzsche (USA) 1.08.892
Men's 750m TT - 40-44
1 Alphonso Whaley (USA) 50.624 2 Kenneth Todd (USA) 51.368 3 Tim Abbot (RSA) 52.504 4 Ivor Reid (GBr) 52.513 5 Geoff Stoker (Aus) 52.559
Men's 750m TT - 45-49
1 David LeGrys (GBr) 50.684 2 Richard Voss (USA) 52.024 3 Jeffrey Fillerup (USA) 52.852 4 Mark Zashcke (GBr) 53.478 5 Koji Takahashi (Jap) 54.001
Men's 500m TT - 50-54
1 Ron Boyle (Aus) 36.094 2 Danny Clark (Aus) 36.144 3 Ian Hallam (GBr) 36.309 4 Mitsuhiro Tsuchida (Jap) 36.987 5 George Geier (USA) 37.286
Men's 500m TT - 55-59
1 Stanley Gregg (USA) 35.508 2 Geoffrey Cooke (GBr) 35.623 3 Glen Ion (Aus) 37.789 4 Max Pendleton (GBr) 38.219 5 Trevor Maddern (GBr) 38.973 6 Sean Bannister (GBr) 39.017
Men's 500m TT - 60-64
1 Keith Oliver (Aus) 37.770 2 Earl Henry (Tri) 37.832 3 Peter Smith (GBr) 38.385 4 Atte Koskinen (Fin) 38.848 5 Roland Crayford (GBr) 38.890 6 Albert Fryer (RSA) 39.480
Men's 500m TT - 65+
1 Keith Harrison (USA) 40.568 2 Raymond Groves (GBr) 40.903 3 Richard Simons (USA) 41.100 4 Harry Shaw (Aus) 41.157 5 Delroy Walters (USA) 41.497