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Track Day 1 Round Up - September 18, 2004

Britain on top as world records begin to fall

By the Cyclingnews Team

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World records fell in the two finals events contested on the opening day of cycling at the Paralympic Games, with Great Britain's Darren Kenny and the tandem pairing of Aileen Mcglynn and Ellen Hunter the first gold medallists at the Athens Olympic Velodrome.

In the Men's CP 3/4 Bicycle Kilometre Time Trial, Kenny beat Australia's Andrew Panazzolo and the Czech Republic's Jiri Bouska in an adjusted time of 1 minute 8.196 seconds, and in doing so, established a new world record, which was broken only minutes earlier by Bouska and later by Panazzolo.

In fact, Adelaide-born Panazzolo was so delighted at his achievement that the cerebral palsy athlete thrusted his arms in the air, only to come crashing down onto the track seconds later, much to the horror of spectators. But in a flash, the tall 25-year-old cyclist was up and embracing his coach and team mates as if nothing had happened.

"I've only been riding for seven months... I'm still a bit average," he commented. "I told my coach before the start that if I broke the world record to standby for some emotion... I guess I took it a bit too far.

Australian Andrew
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"This is not even my favourite event - that's the Pursuit - so to get silver is fine by me," he added.

Equally hard-fought was the Women's B 1-3 Tandem Kilometre Time Trial, with the three podium placegetters finishing within less than a second of each other.

Once again, Great Britain found themselves on top of the dais, as the pairing of Aileen Mcglynn and Ellen Hunter set off for what turned out to be a world record-breaking ride, clocking a time of 1 minute 11.160 seconds to break their previous world and Paralympic record, just 61/1000ths of a second clear of Americans Karissa Whitsell and Katie Compton and the Australian duo of Lindy Hou and Janelle Lindsay, who finished with a time of 1'11.784.

"Wow, we had to fight hard, but a medal is a medal," commented bronze medallist Hou after the race.

Four Men's Individual Pursuit qualifiers - LC 1, LC2, LC3 and LC4 - were also run today, with Peter Brooks (Australia), Roberto Alcaide (Spain), Antonio Garcia (Spain) and Michael Teuber (Germany) all making their mark by winning each of their respective rounds.

A banker from Sydney's western suburbs, Brooks came home in a personal best time of 4 minutes 52.810 seconds - a shade over one second clear of his Austrian rival, Wolfgang Eibeck, and only half a second outside the world record.

"I was only trying to finish in the top two... if I had known I was so close to the world record, I would definitely have put the pedals down," said Brooks.

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Results

Men LC 1 Bicycle 4km Individual Pursuit
 
1 Peter Brooks (Australia)                          4:52.810 (49.178 km/h)
2 Wolfgang Eibeck (Austria)                         4:53.898 (48.996 km/h)
3 Fabio Triboli (Italy)                             5:00.472 (47.924 km/h)
4 Pierangelo Vignati (Italy)                        5:04.177 (47.340 km/h)
5 Ivan Renggli (Switzerland)                        5:11.359 (46.248 km/h)
6 Guenter Schambeck (Germany)                       5:12.470 (46.084 km/h)
7 Guenter Brechtel (Germany)                        5:13.531 (45.928 km/h)
8 David Mercier (France)                            5:14.072 (45.849 km/h)
9 Marc Breton (Canada)                              5:17.555 (45.346 km/h)
10 Roman Marcek (Slovakia)                          5:19.348 (45.091 km/h)
11 Walter Marquardt (Germany)                       5:21.277 (44.821 km/h)
12 Akio Sakuma (Japan)                              5:36.285 (42.820 km/h)
13 Loukas Anestis (Greece)                          6:12.317 (38.676 km/h)
 
Men LC 2 Bicycle 4km Individual Pursuit
 
1 Roberto Alcaide (Spain)                           5:00.824 (47.868 km/h)
2 Jiri Jezek (Czech Republic)                       5:06.853 (46.928 km/h)
3 Paul Martin (USA)                                 5:11.090 (46.288 km/h)
4 Gotty Mueller (Germany)                           5:14.553 (45.779 km/h)
5 Ron Williams (USA)                                5:17.839 (45.305 km/h)
6 Morten Jahr (Norway)                              5:31.257 (43.470 km/h)
7 Amador Granado (Spain)                            5:36.339 (42.813 km/h)
8 Alfred Kaiblinger (Austria)                       5:44.233 (41.832 km/h)
9 David Kuster (Slovenia)                           5:50.275 (41.110 km/h)
DSQ Panagiotis Paterakis (Greece)
 
Men LC 3 Bicycle 3km Individual Pursuit
 
1 Antonio Garcia (Spain)                            4:09.738 (43.245 km/h) PR
2 Tobias Graf (Germany)                             4:09.913 (43.215 km/h)
3 Fabrizio Macchi (Italy)                           4:10.408 (43.129 km/h)
4 Laurent Thirionet (France)                        4:12.868 (42.710 km/h)
5 Andreas Gemassmer (Italy)                         4:14.609 (42.417 km/h)
6 Paul Jesson (New Zealand)                         4:16.256 (42.145 km/h)
7 Michal Stark (Czech Republic)                     4:16.267 (42.143 km/h)
8 Victor Marquez VEN                                4:16.410 (42.120 km/h)
9 Beat Schwarzenbach (Switzerland)                  4:19.660 (41.592 km/h)
10 Bradley Cobb (USA)                               4:21.283 (41.334 km/h)
 
Men LC 4 Bicycle 3km Individual Pursuit
 
1 Michael Teuber (Germany)                          4:17.914 (41.874 km/h) PR
2 Juanjo Mendez (Spain)                             4:31.276 (39.811 km/h)
3 Wolfgang Dabernig (Austria)                       4:45.162 (37.873 km/h)
4 Hans Peter Beier (Germany)                        4:46.372 (37.713 km/h)
5 Erich Winkler (Germany)                           4:49.855 (37.260 km/h)
6 Bruce Penner (Canada)                             4:50.008 (37.240 km/h)
 
Men B 1-3 Tandem 4km Individual Pursuit
 
1 Kieran Modra (Australia)                          4:21.000 (55.000 km/h)
 Robert Crowe
2 Jan Mulder (Netherlands)                          4:32.000 (52.931 km/h)
 Pascal Schoots
3 Ian Sharpe (Great Britain)                        4:33.676 (52.616 km/h)
 Paul Hunter
4 Christian Venge (Spain)                           4:33.732 (52.606 km/h)
 David Llaurado
5 Miguel Angel Clemente (Spain)                     4:36.381 (52.101 km/h)
 Ignacio Soler
6 Stephane Cote (Canada)                            4:38.038 (51.791 km/h)
 Pierreolivier Boily
7 Francisco Gonzalez (Spain)                        4:38.953 (51.621 km/h)
 Juan Suarez
8 Brian Cowie (Canada)                              4:39.351 (51.548 km/h)
 Murray Solem
9 Mattis Opstad Eriksen (Norway)                    4:39.756 (51.473 km/h)
 Terje Tho
10 Vasili Shaptsiaboi (Bielorussia)                 4:43.245 (50.839 km/h)
 Aliaksandr Danilik
11 Emanuele Bersini (Italy)                         4:43.450 (50.802 km/h)
 Somma Di
12 Raphael Ioset (Switzerland)                      4:46.133 (50.326 km/h)
 Beat Howald
13 Olivier Donval (France)                          4:49.421 (49.754 km/h)
 Alexandre Bizet
14 Jason Bryn (USA)                                 4:50.298 (49.604 km/h)
 Glenn Bunselmeyer
15 Tatsuyuki Oshiro (Japan)                         4:57.416 (48.417 km/h)
 Hideki Tanzawa
16 Shigeo Yoshihara (Japan)                         5:06.203 (47.027 km/h)
 Takuya Oki
17 Mark Kehoe (Ireland)                             5:15.370 (45.660 km/h)
 Ian Mahon
18 Christos Kalimeris (Greece)                      5:29.858 (43.655 km/h)
 Symeon Triommatis
DNS Matthew King (USA)
 Eric Degolier
 
Men CP 3/4 Bicycle Kilometre Time Trial
                                                                 Factor (%)  Final time
 
1 Darren Kenny (Great Britain)                      1:14.472 WR  (91.57)       1:08.196
2 Andrew Panazzolo (Australia)                      1:16.687     (91.57)       1:10.224
3 Jiri Bouska (Czech Republic)                      1:11.353 WR  (100.00)      1:11.353
4 Christopher Scott (Australia)                     1:11.674     (100.00)      1:11.674
5 Javier Otxoa (Spain)                              1:20.026     (91.57)       1:13.282
6 Daniel Nicholson (USA)                            1:20.298     (91.57)       1:13.531
7 Lubos Jirka (Czech Republic)                      1:15.615     (100.00)      1:15.615
8 Stephan Herholdt (South Africa)                   1:15.710     (100.00)      1:15.710
9 Rodrigo Lopez (Argentina)                         1:23.292     (91.57)       1:16.272
10 Jean Quevillon (Canada)                          1:23.848     (91.57)       1:16.782
11 Janos Plekker (South Africa)                     1:16.976     (100.00)      1:16.976
12 Albert Michini (USA)                             1:18.707     (100.00)      1:18.707
13 Michel Alcaine (France)                          1:18.990     (100.00)      1:18.990
14 Maurice Eckhard (Spain)                          1:26.365     (91.57)       1:19.087
15 Petr Plihal (Czech Republic)                     1:20.376     (100.00)      1:20.376
16 Klaus Lungershausen (Germany)                    1:20.512     (100.00)      1:20.512
17 Michael Kurz (Austria)                           1:22.417     (100.00)      1:22.417
 
Women B 1-3 Tandem Kilometre Time Trial
 
1 Aileen Mcglynn (Great Britain)                    1:11.160 (50.590 km/h) WR
 Ellen Hunter
2 Karissa Whitsell (USA)                            1:11.221 (50.546 km/h)
 Katie Compton
3 Lindy Hou (Australia)                             1:11.784 (50.150 km/h)
 Janelle Lindsay
4 Janet Shaw (Australia)                            1:12.531 (49.633 km/h)
 Kelly Mccombie
5 Tone Gravvold (Norway)                            1:13.507 (48.974 km/h)
 May Hartwell
6 Lyn Lepore (Australia)                            1:15.446 (47.716 km/h)
 Jenny Macpherson
7 Michaela Fuchs (Germany)                          1:16.134 (47.285 km/h)
 Eva Fuenfgeld
8 Merja Hanski (Finland)                            1:17.748 (46.303 km/h)
 Virve Taljavirta
9 Yadviha Skorabahataya (Bielorussia)               1:18.038 (46.131 km/h)
 Natallia Piatrova
10 Yi Mei Xu (China)                                1:18.396 (45.920 km/h)
 Xiaolei Yan
11 Ana Miguelez (Spain)                             1:18.486 (45.868 km/h)
 Beatriz Grande
12 Shawn Marsolais (Canada)                         1:18.731 (45.725 km/h)
 Lisa Sweeney
13 Iryna Fiadotava (Bielorussia)                    1:25.295 (42.206 km/h)
 Aksana Zviahintsava