Men’s C4 Road Race

After a successful Track World Championship Silver medal in the pursuit, Jody continued his endurance transition and made his debut on the road at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Sydney. In only his 2nd road race he finished with a solid 8th place in the unfamiliar surroundings of road racing. The C4/C5 groups were combined on the road and Jody got stuck into the action right from the start finishing inside the top 10 to gain valuable qualification points for London.

Results 78.3km C4 road race.
1.M. Pittacolo ITA
2. Jiri Bouska CZE
3. R. Hughes AUS
9. J. Cundy GBR

 

Men’s C4 Time Trial

Next up was the timetrial, 4 laps of a techincal 5.5km course around the Sydney Olympic park, a venue very close to Jody as 11 years previous he won 2 golds and a bronze in the Aquatics centre at the 2000 Paralympic games.

Scoring points was the main goal for Jody and moving up the order compared to the road race would be critical to this. With a time of 31.49 he did just that finishing 6th 1min 28seconds down on the overall winner Jiri Bouska.

With 22 qualification points in the bag, and 10 medals won by the GB paracycling team, Sydney was a good start to the World Cup series. Jody will continue his road racing season, and hunt for 2012 qualification points at the P1 events in Piacenza and Gippingen, before taking on the 2nd round of the world cup in Sergovia Spain.

Results C4 22km TT
1. Jiri Bouska CZE – 30:21
2. Manfred Gattringer AUT – 30:37
3. Michele Pittacolo ITA – 31:08
6. J. Cundy GBR – 31:49