Cundy smashes his own world record

PARALYMPIC gold medal winner Jody Cundy was competing in open competitions at the Briish National Cycling Championships at the weekend in Manchester and came away with a world record.

He was competing against the able body cycling stars in the Flying 200 metre qualifiers for the open championship and set a new record of 10.805 sec to beat his own record of 10.97. Unfortunately he lost out in the next round to David Daniell, who finished second to Sir Chris Hoy in the final, and also missed out in the repecharge too.

He said: “I felt in good form and just went out to set as fast a time as possible and I was 11th best qualifier.”

Cundy was also in the Open kilo championships and finished in fifth place in 1min 05.8sec.

There was also an unofficial world record for Cundy’s para sprint team in open competition when sixth in the qualifiers.