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Paracyling Track Worlds 2009 – Day 1 Report, Results, Photos

by pedalmag.com

November 7, 2009 (Manchester, UK) – Team Canada is competing at the 2009 Paracycling Track World Championships in Manchester, UK from Nov. 6-8 where world records were broken on Day 1 of the competition. Here’s a CCA report and some results where Canadians competed.

2009 Para-Cycling Track World Championships – CCA Day 1 Report
The first day of the 2009 Para-cycling Track World Championships showcased the LC men’s pursuit in the afternoon, with Canada being represented by Eric Bourgault (LC2) and Mathieu Parent (LC3). The evening was highlighted by CP3 Men and B&VI Men racing the kilo after Marie-Claude Molnar acting as the Team delegate for the opening ceremony.

Eric Bourgault (LC2) had the difficult task to break the ice for the Canadian Team. The ambiance and the excitement got him carried away starting out a little bit too fast but finishing strong, posting his second best time. Mathieu Parent (LC3) posted a personal best time by 16 sec, finishing in 5th, missing the finals by 5 seconds. Mathieu is attending his first Track World Championships and is showing a promising future.

Brayden McDougall (CP3) also put up a good fight by achieving a second best time and improving his last track performance of May 2009, by 3 seconds. The 2 tandem teams prepared for the kilo, confident and aware of their disadvantage in that discipline. Daniel Chalifour has been showing great focus and ability to adapt as his long time pilot, Alexandre Cloutier could not attend the Championship because of an injury. Luc Dionne, already a pilot with another visually impaired athlete in Canada, is here as a replacement and lined up for his first kilo with Chalifour. They finished in a strong 5th position while teammates Tandem Cowie-Smibert finished in 9th, improving their last track performance achieved here, on the same track, last May.

Saturday will feature the pursuit for the B&VI, CP3 Men and CP4 Women and the kilo for the LC Men category.

Results

Men LC3 – 3km Pursuit (12 laps)

Qualifications

1. Tobias Graf (Ger) 3:50.2
2. Masaki Fujita (Jap) 3:59.8
3. Michal Stark (Cze) 4:00.2
4. Fabrizio Macchi (Ita) 4:04.0
5. Mathieu Parent (Can) 4:09.5
6. Antonio Garcia (Esp) 4:10.0
7. Carmelo Sanchez (Col) 4:14.1
8. Roger Bolliger (Sui) 4:16.3
9. Victor Hugo Garrido Marquez (Ven) 4:23.5

Final

1. Tobias Graf (Ger) 3:50.6
2. Masaki Fujita (Jap)
3. Michal Stark (Cze) OVL
4. Fabrizio Macchi (Ita) OVL

Men LC2 – 4km Pursuit (16 laps)

Qualifications

1. Jiri Jezek (Cze) 4:40.9 (new World Record)
2. Carol Eduard Novak (Rom) 4:43.8
3. Roberto Alcaide (Esp) 4:45.0
4. Diego German Dueñas Gomez (Col) 4:58.0
5. Samuel Kavanagh (USA) 5:06.4
6. Simon Richardson (Gbr) 5:07.2
7. Eric Bourgault (Can) 5:09.3
8. Morten Jahr (Nor) 5:13.2
9. Tino Käsner (Ger) 5:20.7

Final

1. Jiri Jezek (Cze) 4:41.9
2. Carol Eduard Novak (Rom) 4:44.1
3. Roberto Alcaide (Esp) 4:45.0
4. Diego German Dueñas Gomez (Col) OVL

Men CP3 – 1km Time Trial (4 laps)

Final

1. Darren Kenny (Gbr) 1:11.5
2. Rik Waddon (Gbr) 1:11.5
3. Juan Emilio Gutiérrez (Esp) 1:16.5
4. Tomas Kvasnicka (Cze) 1:18.1
5. Javier Ochoa (Esp) 1:18.7
6. Jaco Nel (Sfa) 1:23.0
7. Brayden Mcdougall (Can) 1:24.8
8. Maurice Far Eckhard (Esp) 1:25.2

Men B & VI – 1km Time Trial (4 laps)

Final

1. Neil Fachie, Richard Storey (Gbr) 1:02.2 (new World Record)
2. Simon Jackson, David Readle (Gbr) 1:04.9
3. Jose Enrique Porto, Jose Antonio Villanueva (Esp) 1:05.7
4. Clark Rachfal, David Swanson (USA) 1:05.7
5. Daniel Chalifour, Luc Dionne (Can) 1:06.7
6. Michael Delaney, Con Collis (Ire) 01:07.2
7. Eliecer William Orjuela Prada, Giovanni Rojas Agredo (Col) 1:08.0
8. Richard Bonhof, Jeroen Lute (Ned) 1:08.0
9. Brian Cowie, Devon Smibert (Can) 1:08.2
10. Yannick Reich, Thorsten Goljasch (Ger) 1:08.5
11. Emil Stopierzylski, Lukasz Tunkiewicz (Pol) 1:08.7
12. Przemyslaw Wegner, Arkadiusz Garczarek (Pol) 1:09.1
13. Laurant Delez, Christophe Grenard (Sui) 1:09.7
14. Marek Moflar, Jiri Chyba (Cze) 1:09.9
15. Andrew Fitzgerald, Paul Giblin (Ire) 1:10.4
16. Arnold Polderman, Dennis Raadtgever (Ned) 1:10.7
17. Panteleimon Makridakis, Nikolaos Aggelidis (Gre) 1:11.3







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