Cycling at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Cycling
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Cycling (road) pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Cycling
Venue Laoshan Velodrome
Changping Triathlon Venue
Dates 7–10 September 2008
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Cycling at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Road
cycling
Cycling (road) pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Road race men   women
mixed
Time trial men women
mixed
Track
cycling
Cycling (track) pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Time trial   men women
Individual pursuit   men women
Tandem sprint men
Team sprint men
Karissa Whitsell and Mackenzie Woodring (pilot) compete in Beijing on 7 September 2008.

Cycling at the 2008 Summer Paralympics consisted of 44 events in two main disciplines, track cycling and road cycling. Track cycling was held in Laoshan Velodrome on 7–10 September, and road cycling took place at the Changping Triathlon Venue on 12–14 September.[1]

Classification[edit]

Cyclists are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows cyclists to compete against others with a similar level of function.

Cycling classes are:

Events[edit]

For each of the events below, medals are contested for one or more of the above classifications. After each classification is given the dates that the event will be contested.

Road cycling
Track cycling

Qualification[edit]

There were 188 athletes (140 males, 48 females) taking part in this sport.

Qualification slots[edit]

  • This table does not include wildcard athletes.[2][3]
Country Male Female Total
 Germany 11 4 15
 Spain 10 2 12
 Austria 9 2 11
 Czech Republic 8 1 9
 France 8 1 9
 Australia 7 4 11
 Canada 7 2 9
 Great Britain 6 3 9
 Italy 6 2 8
 United States 6 4 10
 Japan 4 4
 South Africa 4 2 6
 Belgium 3 3
  Switzerland 3 2 5
 China 3 4 7
 Colombia 3 3
 Slovakia 3 3
 Ireland 3 1 4
 Argentina 2 2
 Netherlands 2 1 3
 Venezuela 2 2
 Brazil 2 2
 Poland 2 1 3
 Romania 2 2
 South Korea 2 2
 Norway 2 1 3
 Greece 2 2
 Sweden 1 2
 Slovenia 1 1
 Lebanon 1 1
 New Zealand 1 3 4
 Belarus 1 1 2
 Israel 1 1
 Denmark 1 2 3
 Iran 1 1
 Croatia 1 1
 Portugal 1 1
 Finland 1 1
 Burkina Faso 1 1
Total 134 43 177

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their cyclists (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 17 3 0 20
2  United States (USA) 5 4 4 13
3  Australia (AUS) 3 5 7 15
4  Germany (GER) 3 6 4 13
5  Spain (ESP) 3 5 3 11
6  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 2 4 8
7  Italy (ITA) 2 1 3 6
8  Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 0 2
9  Japan (JPN) 1 3 2 6
10  France (FRA) 1 1 2 4
11  South Africa (RSA) 1 1 1 3
12  Austria (AUT) 1 1 0 2
 Belarus (BLR) 1 1 0 2
14  New Zealand (NZL) 1 0 3 4
15  Poland (POL) 1 0 1 2
16  China (CHN) 0 3 4 7
17  Netherlands (NED) 0 3 0 3
18  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 1 2
19  Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 0 1 0 1
22  Canada (CAN) 0 0 2 2
 Lebanon (LIB) 0 0 2 2
23  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 44 132

Road cycling[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Time trial
details
Time trial B&VI 1–3  Spain (ESP)
Christian Venge
David Llaurado
 Netherlands (NED)
Alfred Stelleman
Jaco Tettelaar
 Poland (POL)
Krzysztof Kosikowski
Artur Korc
Time trial CP 3 Javier Otxoa
 Spain
Darren Kenny
 Great Britain
Yong-Sik Jin
 South Korea
Time trial CP 4 Cesar Neira
 Spain
Christopher Scott
 Australia
Masashi Ishii
 Japan
Time trial HC A Wolfgang Schattauer
 Austria
Rastislav Turecek
 Slovakia
Alain Quittet
 France
Time trial HC B Heinz Frei
 Switzerland
Vittorio Podestà
 Italy
Edward Maalouf
 Lebanon
Time trial HC C Oz Sanchez
 United States
José Vicente Arzo
 Spain
Alejandro Albor
 United States
Time trial LC1 Wolfgang Sacher
 Germany
Wolfgang Eibeck
 Austria
Fabio Triboli
 Italy
Time trial LC2 Jiri Jezek
 Czech Republic
Carol Eduard Novak
 Romania
Roberto Alcaide
 Spain
Time trial LC3 Laurent Thirionet
 France
Simon Richardson
 Great Britain
Masaki Fujita
 Japan
Time trial LC4 Michael Teuber
 Germany
Juan José Méndez Fernández
 Spain
Anthony Zahn
 United States
Road race
details
Road race B&VI 1–3  Poland (POL)
Andrzej Zajac
Dariusz Flak
 Finland (FIN)
Jarmo Ollanketo
Marko Tormanen
 France (FRA)
Olivier Donval
John Saccomandi
Road race HC B Heinz Frei
 Switzerland
Max Weber
 Germany
Edward Maalouf
 Lebanon
Road race HC C Ernst van Dyk
 South Africa
Alejandro Albor
 United States
Oz Sanchez
 United States
Road race LC 1–2/CP 4 Fabio Triboli
 Italy
David Mercier
 France
Michael Gallagher
 Australia
Road race LC 3–4/CP 3 Darren Kenny
 Great Britain
Javier Otxoa
 Spain
Tomas Kvasnicka
 Czech Republic

Women's events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Time trial
details
Time trial B&VI 1–3  United States (USA)
Karissa Whitsell
Mackenzie Woodring
 Belarus (BLR)
Iryna Fiadotava
Alena Drazdova
 New Zealand (NZL)
Jayne Parsons
Annaliisa Farrell
Time trial HC A/B/C Rachel Morris
 Great Britain
Monique van der Vorst
 Netherlands
Dorothee Vieth
 Germany
Time trial LC 1–2/CP 4 Sarah Storey
 Great Britain
Jennifer Schuble
 United States
Jufang Zhou
 China
Time trial LC 3–4/CP 3 Barbara Buchan
 United States
Allison Jones
 United States
Paula Tesoriero
 New Zealand
Road race
details
Road race B&VI 1–3  Belarus (BLR)
Iryna Fiadotava
Alena Drazdova
 United States (USA)
Karissa Whitsell
Mackenzie Woodring
 Canada (CAN)
Genevieve Ouellet
Mathilde Hupin
Road race HC A/B/C Andrea Eskau
 Germany
Monique van der Vorst
 Netherlands
Dorothee Vieth
 Germany

Mixed events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Time trial
details
Time trial CP 1–2 David Stone
 Great Britain
Barbara Weise
 Germany
Marketa Mackova
 Czech Republic
Road race
details
Road race CP 1–2 David Stone
 Great Britain
Riaan Nel
 South Africa
Giorgio Farroni
 Italy

Track cycling[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Time trial
details
1 km time trial (B&VI 1–3)
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Anthony Kappes
Barney Storey
 Australia (AUS)
Ben Demery
Shaun Hopkins
 Australia (AUS)
Kieran Modra
Tyson Lawrence
1 km time trial (CP 3)
details
Darren Kenny
 Great Britain
Rik Waddon
 Great Britain
Tomas Kvasnicka
 Czech Republic
1 km time trial (CP 4)
details
Masashi Ishii
 Japan
Jiri Bouska
 Czech Republic
Christopher Scott
 Australia
1 km time trial (LC 1)
details
Mark Bristow
 Great Britain
Kuidong Zhang
 China
Wolfgang Sacher
 Germany
1 km time trial (LC 2)
details
Jody Cundy
 Great Britain
Jiri Jezek
 Czech Republic
Yuanchao Zheng
 China
1 km time trial (LC 3–4)
details
Simon Richardson
 Great Britain
Masaki Fujita
 Japan
Greg Ball
 Australia
Individual pursuit
details
Individual pursuit (B&VI 1–3)
details
 Australia (AUS)
Kieran Modra
Tyson Lawrence
 Spain (ESP)
Christian Venge
David Llaurado
 Australia (AUS)
Bryce Lindores
Steven George
Individual pursuit (CP 3)
details
Darren Kenny
 Great Britain
Yong-Sik Jin
 South Korea
Jean Quevillon
 Canada
Individual pursuit (CP 4)
details
Christopher Scott
 Australia
Masashi Ishii
 Japan
Cesar Neira
 Spain
Individual pursuit (LC 1)
details
Michael Gallagher
 Australia
Wolfgang Sacher
 Germany
Fabio Triboli
 Italy
Individual pursuit (LC 2)
details
Jiri Jezek
 Czech Republic
Roberto Alcaide
 Spain
Jan Boyen
 Belgium
Individual pursuit (LC 3)
details
Simon Richardson
 Great Britain
Masaki Fujita
 Japan
Tobias Graf
 Germany
Individual pursuit (LC 4)
details
Paolo Vigano
 Italy
Michael Teuber
 Germany
Juan José Mendez
 Spain
Sprint
details
Sprint (B&VI 1–3)
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Anthony Kappes
Barney Storey
 Australia (AUS)
Ben Demery
Shaun Hopkins
 South Africa (RSA)
Gavin Kilpatrick
Michael Thomson
Team sprint (LC1–4 CP3/4)
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Darren Kenny
Mark Bristow
Jody Cundy
 China (CHN)
Kuidong Zhang
Yuanchao Zheng
Lu Zhang
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Tomas Kvasnicka
Jiri Bouska
Jiri Jezek

Women's events[edit]

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Time trial
details
500m time trial (LC1–2/CP 4)
details
Jennifer Schuble
 United States
Ye Yaping
 China
Dong Jingping
 China
500m time trial (LC3–4/CP 3)
details
Paula Tesoriero
 New Zealand
Natalie Simanowski
 Germany
Jayme Paris
 Australia
1 km time trial (B&VI 1–3)
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Aileen McGlynn
Ellen Hunter
 Australia (AUS)
Felicity Johnson
Katie Parker
 Australia (AUS)
Lindy Hou
Toireasa Gallagher
Individual pursuit
details
Individual pursuit (B&VI 1–3)
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Aileen McGlynn
Ellen Hunter
 Australia (AUS)
Lindy Hou
Toireasa Gallagher
 United States (USA)
Karissa Whitsell
Mackenzie Woodring
Individual pursuit (LC 1–2/CP 4)
details
Sarah Storey
 Great Britain
Jennifer Schuble
 United States
Jingping Dong
 China
Individual pursuit (LC 3–4/CP 3)
details
Barbara Buchan
 United States
Natalie Simanowski
 Germany
Paula Tesoriero
 New Zealand

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schedule". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 
  2. ^ UCI:Women's slot per nation
  3. ^ UCI:Men's slot per nation

External links[edit]