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News posted on Monday 11th November, 2019

New world record for tandem Para cyclists Foy and van Kampen

Emma Foy and Hannah van Kampen set world record

Paralympians Emma Foy (Marsden Wheelers – Whangarei) and Hannah van Kampen (Ramblers – Hawkes Bay) showed the Para cycling world that they are consistently and once again at the top of their sport by smashing the world record in the Women’s B Individual Pursuit at the C1 Para Cycling Track Event in Cambridge on Sunday. In a time of 3:22.088 the tandem pairing added this world record to the 2 rainbow jerseys they have won this year across both track and road Para cycling.

Foy said: “For us it was the first racing of the track season and a good chance to see where we were at. Our coach Damian had set what I thought was a pretty optimistic schedule of lap times to ride in the individual pursuit. But we did it. We had been tracking towards making the world record time in training so we knew we could get close. It was incredibly satisfying to see all the hard work come together.“

Stuart MacDonald (PNZ Para Cycling Head Performance Coach) said: “It was fantastic for Emma and Hannah to break the world record in the qualifying round, then back it up again later in the day in the final. This meant they achieved two rides producing times of 3 minutes and 22 seconds at sea level on the same day within a couple of hours of each other. Both rides were incredible and very much reflective of the work they have put in with their coach Damian Wiseman.“

He continued: “Overall this event was a really solid start to the track season for the entire Para cycling squad. With this being the first event of the track season, it is always a little bit of an unknown as to what shape the riders will turn up in after the road Para cycling season. Everyone really turned up with their track focus engaged. This is the first of the two C1 events for the Para cycling squad, with racing in Brisbane next month. Riders will use this as a steppingstone. The performances overall this weekend bodes well for the rest of the New Zealand summer and track season, and onwards to the UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships in January.“

The C1 Para Cycling Track Event is a UCI sanctioned event and allows countries to gain valuable points to secure slots for their nations at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games next year. This event included competitors from throughout New Zealand and Japan.

The event was also an opportunity for the New Zealand Para cyclists to be considered for selection to the New Zealand Para Cycling Team to compete at the 2020 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships in Canada from 30 January – 2 February. A total of 4 Para cyclists achieved an A standard, with a further 2 Para cyclists achieving a B standard, ensuring they are eligible for selection. A formal team selection announcement will be made shortly.

Day 1 (Saturday 9 November) results:

C1-5 Women’s 500m Time Trial

  Name Classification Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
Gold Nicole Murray C5 .5 38.893 100 38.893
Silver Kate Horan C4 .5 39.680 99.12 39.330
Bronze Anna Taylor C4 .5 39.751 99.12 39.400
4th Sarah Ellington C2 .5 47.195 87.82 41.446
5th Nikita Howarth C4 .5 42.205 99.12 41.834
6th Miho Fujii C2 .5 47.833 87.82 42.006
7th Elizabeth Gasson C3 .5 49.542 93.72 46.436

C1-5 Men’s 1000m Time Trial

  Name   Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
Gold Shota Kawamoto C2 1 1:16.433 87.82 1:07.123
Silver Nick Blincoe C4 1 1.09.982 99.12 1.09.366
Bronze Masaki Fujita C3 1 1:14.012 93.73 1:09.371
4th Byron Raubenheimer C4 1 1:11.895 99.12 1:11.262
5th Connor Douglas C5 1 1:11.940 100 1:11.940
6th Gakuta Koike C5 1 1:12.385 100 1:12.385
7th Devon Briggs C4 1 1:13.256 100 1:12.611
8th Lindsay File C4 1 1:26.274 99.12 1:25.515

Tandem Women’s 1km Time Trial

  Name Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
Gold Emma Foy/Hannah Van Kampen -Pilot B/VI   1 1.07.591 NA NA
2nd Amanda Cameron/Nina Wollaston B/VI 1 1.11.387 NA NA

Tandem Men’s 1km Time Trial

  Name Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
Gold Mitch Wilson/Jackson Ogle B/VI   1 1.03.037 NA NA
2nd Kazuhei Kimura/Takuto Kurabayashi B/VI 1 1:04.131 NA NA

Day 2 (Sunday 10 November) results:

C1-5 Women’s 3000m Pursuit Final

  Name Classification Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time  
1st Sarah Ellington C2 3 4:19.700 87.82 3:48.069  
2nd Nicole Murray C5 3 3:50.427 100 3:50.427  
3rd Anna Taylor C4 3 4:07.301 99.12 4:05.125  

C1-3 Men’s 3000m Pursuit Final 

  Name   Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
1st Shota Kawamoto C2 3 3:46.948 93.69 3:32.628

C4-5 Men’s 4000m Pursuit Final

  Name   Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
1st Byron Raubenheimer C4 4 5:03.719 100 5:03.719
2nd Devon Briggs C4 4 5:05.391 100 5:05.391
3rd Nick Blincoe C4 4 5:13.678 99.12 5:10.970
4th Gakuta Koike C5 4 5:26.425 100 5:26.425

Tandem Women’s 3km Pursuit Final

  Name Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
1st Emma Foy/Hannah Van Kampen -Pilot B/VI   3 3:22.088 NA NA
2nd Amanda Cameron/Nina Wollaston B/VI 3 3:41.161 NA NA

Tandem Men’s 4km Pursuit Final

  Name Classification   Distance (km)   Finishing Time   Factor % Factored Time
1st Kazuhei Kimura/Takuto Kurabayashi B/VI 4 4:23.950 NA NA
2nd Mitch Wilson/Jackson Ogle B/VI   4 4:50.136 NA NA

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