Bryce Lindores

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Bryce Lindores
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Lindores
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 28)
Gold Coast, Queensland
Disability class B1

Bryce Lindores (born 12 September 1986)[1] is an Australian Paralympic tandem cyclist.

Personal[edit]

Lindores was born on the Gold Coast[2] and attended Somerset College.[3] He played rugby, tennis and touch football when he was young.[1] He became blind six days before his eighteenth birthday due to an accident in which a towing rope snapped while he was towing a car with his ute.[1] He lives in the Gold Coast suburb of Mermaid Beach in the subdivision of Nobby beach.[1] In 2009, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.[1]

Career[edit]

Lindores began cycling in 2006, two years after the accident that took his sight.[1] Six months later, he won a bronze medal at the 2006 IPC Cycling World Championships and was awarded the 2006 Queensland Tandem Cyclist of the Year.[1] He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in the Men's Individual Pursuit B VI 1–3 event with his pilot Steven George; the pair took six seconds off their personal best.[1][4] He won a road racing gold medal at the 2010 Road World Cup.[1] In 2011, his pilot was Sean Finning; that year he won a bronze medal in the 4 km individual pursuit at the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships and a gold and silver medal in road events at the national championships.[1] In 2012 he won a gold medal at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in the men's tandem 4 km pursuit with his pilot Scott McPhee in their first competition together; his usual pilot, former world champion Mark Jamieson, could not attend the competition.[5] He will compete with Sean Finning at the 2012 London Paralympics.[1][6] He was due to ride with Jamieson but he was denied a visa to enter England due to a criminal record.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bryce Lindores". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bryce Lindores". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bryce Lindores Returns to Somerset!" (PDF). Somerset Times. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bryce Lindores – Queensland's Newest World Champion!". Cycling Australia. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "APC names Cycling Team for London 2012". Australian Paralympic Committee. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Shaw, Rob (13 July 2012). "Jamieson Games visa blow". The Examiner. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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