Winning a total of 12 titles and coming away with 11 new world records, the Brits blew away the opposition, with only Australia putting up anything resembling a fight on what event organisers claim is one of the fastest tracks in the world.
Australian Kieran Modra set a new world record and won a gold in the Men’s Individual Pursuit (B&VI 1-3). Chris Scott also struck gold in the Men’s Individual Pursuit for
Britain’s Mark Bristow, usually more at home as a Team Sprint rider set a new world record time while taking gold in the Men’s 1km Time Trial (LC1). Meanwhile, Anthony Kappes and his pilot Barney Storey smashed the opposition in their Men’s Sprint (B&VI 1-3) and 1km Time Trial races, taking a double gold.
Aileen McGlynn and her pilot Ellen Hunter took the gold for Britain in both the Women’s 1km Time Trial (B&VI 1-3) and the Women’s Individual Pursuit (B&VI 1-3), wrecking the hopes of the Australian team of Lindy Hou and Toireasa Gallagher.
Sarah Storey joined the deluge of British gold winners on the last day, winning the Women’s Individual Pursuit (LC1-1/CP4) and knocking four seconds off the LC1 world record she set in the qualifying round. Jennifer Schuble of the
The British men’s team wrapped up the goldfest in the Men’s Team Sprint (LC1-4 CP3/4), beating surprise finalists
Other medal winners included
The Czech Republic, New Zealand and China all took medals home too, but Britain’s overwhelming dominance on the track can’t be overstated enough, and they’ll be hoping to translate victory on the track to the road event which takes place from Friday 12 September.
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