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Published on 17-Mar-2019

Bronze for New Zealand at the UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships

Highlights:

·         Bronze medal for Paralympians Emma Foy and Hannah van Kampen

·         Personal best times for Nick Blincoe, tandem pairing of Amanda Cameron and Nina Wollaston and international debutants and tandem Mitch Wilson and Jackson Ogle 

Day 3 saw all 12 members of the New Zealand Para Cycling Team on the track competing at the UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships. The highlight of the day was undoubtably Emma Foy and Hannah van Kampen returning to the podium following the gold medal and world champion title yesterday, this time the tandem pairing proudly won bronze in the Women’s B 3km Individual Pursuit.

Van Kampen said: “Winning 2 medals here at the World Championships has exceeded our expectations. We came in definitely looking for a win in the Individual Pursuit but to come away with a bronze in the Time Trial is pretty awesome as we are more focussed on endurance as in the 3km Individual Pursuit.”

 

She continued: ““I think we have massive room for improvement, we have only been riding together during this season. It is still really new and we are continuing to learn a lot. There so much in training that we have not done yet but would like to. Even in the Time Trial there are still some technical aspects we can look to improve on so looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Foy said: “The individual pursuit is definitely our favoured event. It comes with a lot of pressure that we put on ourselves to perform to our best and it is race where you must be composed and ride to a schedule that we decide before the race. Where as the Time Trial is a chance to absolutely smash it and not have to think too hard really.”

She continued: “For us we will return to New Zealand and do a bit of planning to see how the next year looks for us, which will start off with re entry into road cycling and endurance training. In terms of events, we have National Road Cycling Championships in May and a UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup not too far after that. So that will be a good start to the road Para cycling season.”

International debutants and men’s tandem pairing of Mitch Wilson and Jackson Ogle had an outstanding start to their World Championships producing a personal best time 01:03.471 in the Men’s 1km Time Trial. Personal best times where also achieved by women’s tandem of Amanda Cameron and Nina Wollaston. While Nick Blincoe also reached a milestone today going under 5.10 in the Men’s 4km Individual Pursuit C4.

Stu MacDonald (Para Cycling Head Performance Coach) said: “It was great to see the entire team competing today. It started well with the Women’s C4-C5 Individual Pursuit qualification race. Nicole Murray raced well in this event as it was very fast and she took 6 seconds off her time from National Track Championships in February, so heading in the right direction. Just like Nicole, Kate Horan rode a solid race coming back from recent illness. Nick Blincoe rode a personal best and for the first time rode under 5.10 so mission accomplished for Nick. Emma and Hannah backed up really well from yesterday to win a bronze. It was a really close race just edging out tandems from Australia and Belgium. Emma and Hannah just keep getting faster and are currently riding times we have not seen a New Zealand tandem produce previously. Fellow team mates and tandem Amanda Cameron and Nina Wollaston finished the event with a personal best time of 01:10.20 in the Time Trial.”

He continued: “Our men’s tandem of Mitch Wilson and Jackson Ogle made their international debut today clocking up a personal best time in the Men’s 1km Time Trial and gained great experience against some of the best in the world. Kate, Nicole, Anna Taylor, Sarah Ellington and Nikita Howarth all rode the scratch race for the first time so great experience riding in a bunch however this is not an event that is on the competition schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games so this experience provided the opportunity for our riders to develop their technical skills overall.”

Tomorrow will see the final day of racing for the New Zealand Para Cycling Team before returning to New Zealand on Wednesday 20 March, 9.30am (Auckland International Airport, NZ283).

Results to date include:

Para cyclist

Classification / Impairment

Club

Event

Result

Day 3

Emma Foy and HannahVan Kampen(sighted pilot)

B/VI- Visual impairment (Foy only)

Marsden Wheelers(Whangarei)/ Ramblers(Hawkes Bay)

Women’s B 1km Time Trial

Bronze

Amanda Cameron andNina Wollaston(sighted pilot)

B/VI- Visual and hearing impairment (Camerononly)

Gisborne / Counties Manukau

Women’s B 1km Time Trial

7th

Mitchell Wilson and Jackson Ogle(sighted pilot)

B/VI- Visual impairment (Wilsononly)

TeAwamutu/TeAwamutu

Men’s B 1km Time Trial

8th

Kate Horan

C4- Limb deficiency (leftbelow the knee amputee)

PNP (Wellington)

Women’s Scratch Race C4

4th

Kate Horan

C4- Limb deficiency (leftbelow the knee amputee)

PNP (Wellington)

Women’s 3km Individual Pursuit C4

5th

Anna Taylor

C4- Incomplete spinal cord injury (due to acute cauda equina syndrome)

Te Awamutu

Women’s Scratch Race C4

8th

Anna Taylor

C4- Incomplete spinal cord injury (due to acute cauda equina syndrome)

Te Awamutu

Women’s 3km Individual Pursuit C4

9th

Nick Blincoe

C4 - Loss of muscle power (completeright arm)

Auckland

Men’s 4km Individual Pursuit C4

14th

Nicole Murray

C5 - Limb deficiency (left wrist amputee)

Te Awamutu

Women’s Scratch Race C5

6th

Nicole Murray

C5 - Limb deficiency (left wrist amputee)

Te Awamutu

Women’s 3km Individual Pursuit C5

5th

Nicole Murray

C5 - Limb deficiency (left wrist amputee)

Te Awamutu

Women’s Omnium C5

7th

Nikita Howarth

C4- Bilateral upper limb deficiency

Te Awamutu

Women’s Scratch Race C4

10th

Sarah Ellington

C2 - Loss of muscle power (Incomplete paraplegia)

Auckland

Women’s Scratch Race C2

5th

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