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Last Updated: Friday, 13 May, 2005, 22:01 GMT 23:01 UK
Kenny grabs World Cup hat-trick
By Mike Burnett
BBC Sport in Manchester

Paralympic cycling champion Darren Kenny
Kenny was in a league of his own
Darren Kenny clinched three individual victories as Britain's track cyclists enjoyed an impressive night at the Visa Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.

The double-Paralympic gold medallist claimed a world record on his way to winning the 200m time trial before securing the 1km event and 3km pursuit.

Tandem duo Aileen McGlynn and Ellen Hunter also grabbed two wins as Britain notched up 11 golds at the Velodrome.

Kenny then led GB to a world record triumph in the team sprint final.

The night of achievement began with Anthony Kappes and Barney Storey.

Kappes , who only started track cycling four months ago, had little trouble establishing GB's authority on the track.

My main plan for the night was to break the record in the 200m
Darren Kenny

He and pilot Storey clocked a world record time of 10.721 seconds in the B/VI 200m sprint qualification.

Kenny then smashed another world record in his CP3 200m time trial with 12.700secs before beating Spaniard Maurice Eckhard in the 3km pursuit and the 1km time trial.

Fellow Brits Ian Sharpe and Paul Hunter, bronze medal-winners in Athens, claimed the 4km pursuit title in 4:28.09 minutes.

McGlynn and Ellen Hunter claimed back-to-back wins against Lindy Hou and Janelle Lindsay in the tandem sprint and then beat the Australians again in the 1km time trial.

Kappes pulled off straight wins against Australians Kieran Modra and David Short in the men's sprint.

Britain's Mark Bristow claimed victory in the LC1 1km time trial, while Mathew Plested won the LC3 category.

Dan Gordon and storey then clocked an amazing world record 1:04:829 to beat Sharpe and Hunter to the BV/I 1km time trial title.

Britain finished off the night with another world best - Kenny, Bristow and Richard Waddon clocking 52.930 to win the team event.

Kenny was disappointed to have missed out on a rematch with arch-rival Javier Otxoa in the cycling events in Manchester

"Not having Javier here was a big disappointment," said Kenny, who recorded three wins on the night.

It was great to beat the Australians
Aileen McGlynn

"I think if he had been here, the pursuit race would have been quicker and I would have pushed harder

"My main plan for the night was to break the record in the 200m and I'm delighted that I achieved that."

Meanwhile, partially-sighted cyclist McGlynn and pilot Ellen Hunter were delighted to have got revenge on Australia in the tandem sprint final.

"It was a more even race than in Athens and it was great to beat the Australians," said McGlynn.

"We had some fantastic support at the Velodrome and that put a bit more pressure on us."

"They did a good qualifying time but we learnt from our mistakes and worked hard," added Hunter.


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