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Photos from the Newport International Paracycling Cup

Bingo Little & I had a great time at the Newport International Paracycling Cup this weekend. We saw all the tandem sprints, men's kilo and Scratch races, and women's Individual Pursuits, and met a ton of lovely people while watching superb racing. Here are my photos from the day, and I've blogged about the day too.


Sophie Thornhill & Rachel James (GBr) and Larissa Klaasen & Kim van Dijk (Ned)

There are still no dates for any Para-cycling Track World Championships or World Cups on the calendar for 2014 - there haven't been any since before the 2012 Paralympics. Read comments about the state of Para-cycling from superstars Jody Cundy and Sarah Storey, on the BBC Sport Website, including...

Jody Cundy:

"We've gone from the absolute pinnacle of sport that we could ever imagine to almost the dark ages," said Cundy, who is among those participating at this weekend's three-day Newport International Cup meeting. "We've gone from one extreme to the other."

Sarah Storey:

"The legacy of the London Paralympics was huge within the UK," she said. "But the impact around the world clearly hasn't been as great as we'd hoped, because no-one's come forward to host these events."

The 36-year-old also says the lack of communication from the UCI has made life difficult for many track para-cyclists. "We're not talking about full-time athletes who can suddenly drop everything and travel somewhere," she said. "Many have jobs, and they need to be able to plan their leave around the events. "

Rinne Oost & Patrick Bos v Matthew Ellis & Iuean Williams

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