Cycling at the 2016 Summer Paralympics – Men's individual pursuit B

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Cycling, Men's Ind. Pursuit B
at the XV Paralympic Games
VenueRio Olympic Velodrome
DatesSeptember 8, 2016
Competitors16 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Steve Bate
pilot : Adam Duggleby
 Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vincent Ter Schure
pilot : Timo Fransen
 Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stephen De Vries
pilot : Patrick Bos
 Netherlands
2012

The Men's Individual Pursuit B track cycling event at the 2016 Summer Paralympics will take place on September 8. This class is for blind and visually impaired cyclists riding with a sighted pilot. Sixteen pairs from 11 different nations compete.[1]

The competition will begin with eight head to head races between the 16 riders. These races were held over a 4000m course and each rider is given a time for their race. The fastest two riders are advanced to the gold medal final whilst the third and fourth fastest times race it out for the bronze. The medal finals are held on the same day as the heats.

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Paralympic Games records were as follows.

World Record  Matt Formston
(pilot: Michael Curran (AUS)
4:11.213 Aguascalientes, Mexico 10 April 2014 [2]
Paralympic Record  Kieran Modra
(pilot: Scott Mcphee) (AUS)
4:17.756 London, Great Britain 30 August 2012 [3]

Preliminaries

Q = Qualifier for gold final Qb = Qualifier for bronze final PR = Paralympic Record WR = World Record

Rank Name Country Time Avg. Spped Notes
1 Steve Bate
pilot : Adam Duggleby
 Great Britain 4:08.146 58.03 WR Q
2 Vincent Ter Schure
pilot : Timo Fransen
 Netherlands 4:09.527 57.709 Q
3 Ignacio Avila Rodriguez
pilot : Joan Font Bertoli
 Spain 4:13.536 56.796 Qb
4 Stephen De Vries
pilot : Patrick Bos
 Netherlands 4:14.018 56.688 Qb
5 Matthew Formston
pilot : Nicholas Yallouris
 Australia 4:14.258 56.635
6 Kieran Modra
pilot : David Edwards
 Australia 4:14.339 56.617
7 Carlos Gonzalez Garcia
pilot : Noel Martin Infante
 Spain 4:19.752 55.437
8 Damien Vereker
pilot : Sean Hahessy
 Ireland 4:20.139 55.355
9 Daniel Chalifour
pilot : Jean-Michel Lachance
 Canada 4:24.129 54.518
10 Przemyslaw Wegner
pilot : Artur Korc
 Poland 4:26.972 53.938
11 Marcin Polak
pilot : Michal Ladosz
 Poland 4:27.997 53.731
12 Raul Villalba
pilot : Ezequiel Romero
 Argentina 4:43.986 50.706
13 Kai-Christian Kruse
pilot : Stefan Nimke
 Germany 4:45.603 50.419
14 Muhammad Rizan
pilot : Mohd Faizal Mohamed Noh
 Malaysia 4:51.906 49.33
15 Arnold Csaba Butu
pilot : Laszlo Garamszegi
 Hungary 5:00.716 47.885
16 Athanasios Barakas
pilot : Konstantinos Troulinos
 Greece 5:03.979 47.371

Finals

Gold medal match
Name Time Rank
 Stephen Bate
(Pilot : Adam Duggleby(GBR)
4:08.631 1st, gold medalist(s)
 Vincent Ter Schure
(Pilot : Timo Fransen(NED)
4:10.294 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Bronze medal match
Name Time Rank
 Stephen De Vries
(Pilot : Patrick Bos(NED)
4:15.769 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
 Ignacio Avila Rodriguez
(Pilot : Joan Font Bertoli(NED)
4:16.674 4

References

  1. ^ Rio 2016 - Paralympics, Men's B 4000m Individual Pursuit
  2. ^ UCI Para-Cycling World Records
  3. ^ "UCI Paralympics Games Records" (PDF). CUI. September 5, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.