We finally have a World Championship for 2010/11! The UCI have found a new host for the track Championships which were cancelled earlier this year. Montichiari in Italy will play host to the UCI track World Championships in February/March of 2011, added to this the UCI also announced the 2012 track Championships. Los Angeles will play host in February 2012.
After a really quite year for racing I managed to get stuck in with a full program at the National Championships which took place at the Manchester Velodrome at the end of September. A great but tough few days of racing, being pretty successful with 3 Bronze, and 2 Silver medals, a WR and BR.
Next stop for me is the Cycle Show in London’s Earls Court on the 10th October, where I’ll be on the British Cycling stand meeting people and signing autographs.
Then on the 14th of this month, I’m off to Kaarst Büttgen, in Germany for the Europa Cup, a 2 day Paracycling race meet, where I’ll be busy again, racing the Pursuit, Kilo and Team Sprint, against some of the best Paracyclists in the world. Hopefully I can find a bit more speed by then.
That’s all for now, happy cycling!
A session of mixed feelings for Jody, after feeling ill all morning, he managed to get himself to the line in the evening for the 4km Pursuit. It was evident after 3 laps though that he wasn’t on his A game, slipping behind his schedule at an alarming rate, he finished in a time of 5:03.826. Fast enough on the factoring system to take the Bronze medal, behind Darren Kenny and Rik Waddon, and also a new British Record.
Another good day at the office for Jody, after a hard first 2 days, a PB and a WR was a welcome reward. 10.970 for the flying 200m, however with the British Championship being factored the result was only good enough for a silver medal, the event was a WR feast, with 4 of the 5 competitors going under their existing classification WR’s.
The event was won by Jon Allan Butterworth (C5), with Terry Byrne (C4) finishing 3rd.
Tomorrow sees Jody trying his hand at the 4km Pursuit, and with a good ride more medals may come.
In a nail-biting contest with Team Terminator, Andrew Kelly, Dave Readle and Jody Cundy (www.scienceinsport.com) took the bronze medal in the Team Sprint with a time of 47.752 and only two-tenths separating the teams. For Jody, this was his first able-bodied National medal and a great start to the 2010 Nationals.
Gold went to the Sky Track Cycling team of Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Matthew Crampton with a time of 44.563, beating City of Edinburgh.
After three rounds of Team Sprint on Day 1, the Kilo was going to be a tough event for Jody. Still, he managed to finish in a 1:07.241 which was enough to secure him the bronze medal in the factored multi-disability event. Gold went to Jon-Allen Butterworth with a time of 1:09.618 while Barney Storey and Neil Fachie won silver finishing in a time of 1:03.538
With the Team Sprint and the Kilo out of the way, Jody will be trying to defend his National title in the Flying 200m on the third day.
Well finally it’s almost time to start racing, having only competed in the Newport GP in May, it’s been a quite year. However there is light at the end of the tunnel, with British Cycling National Championships starting on the 21st of September, and with the amount of races I’m competing in it’s like I’m making up for lost time!
Day 1 – Team Sprint
Day 2 – 1km Time Trial (CWAD)
Day 3 – Flying 200m
Day 4 – 4km Pursuit (CWAD)
Day 5 – 4km Team Pursuit
As you can see, action packed!
Then I have a few weeks to prepare for the Europa Cup which is taking place in Kaarst Büttgen in Germany on October 15th and 16th, I’ll be taking part in the the Pursuit, Kilo and Team Sprint. Should be a good meet, and useful to race some of my main competitors less than 2 years out from London.
Had quite a few exciting meetings in the last few weeks and will hopefully be able to fill you in on some of my goings on! Also with a little help from my brother, I’m pleased to say that Adrian Flux Insurance will be sponsoring me by covering the cost of my car insurance, so big thanks to them.
Other than my racing I have a few appearances I’ll be making in the coming months.
18th September I’ll be at the Access Sport Bike Jam, for the finish of the tour of Britain, and then on the 10th October I’ll be at the Cycle Show on the British Cycling stand at Earls Court.
Think that’s all for now.
Catch you soon, happy cycling.
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