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Paralympic Games Road Cycling - Brands Hatch

Welcome to the Brands Hatch Paralympic Games Minisite. This page will be updated with the latest news stories, photos and spectator information during the course of the Paralympic Games Road Cycling events at Brands Hatch from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 September.

08/09/2012 Zanardi powers Italy to Paralympics Relay silver
Alex Zanardi helped power Italy to a second placed finish in the Mixed H1-4 Time Trial at Brands Hatch this afternoon (Saturday) to add a silver medal to his two golds earned on Wednesday and Friday.

08/09/2012 Brit David Stone clinches third Brands gold for ParalympicsGB
British rider David Stone has claimed the gold medal in the Mixed T1-2 Road Race at Brands Hatch this morning, successfuly defending his crown from Beijing 2008.

08/09/2012 Zanardi aims for gold treble at Brands Hatch today
Alex Zanardi has the chance to claim a third Paralympic gold medal this afternoon when he takes part in the Mixed H1-4 Team Relay at 17.45.

07/09/2012 Alex Zanardi sprints to second Brands Hatch Paralympic Gold
Alex Zanardi stunned the Brands Hatch crowd with an amazing sprint finish at the end of the Men's Individual H4 Road Race this afternoon (Friday) to claim his second gold of the 2012 Paralympic Games.

07/09/2012 Rachel Morris claims bronze medal at Brands Hatch
British handcyclist Rachel Morris has added to ParalympicGB's medal count with a bronze in the Women's H1-3 Road Race at Brands Hatch. She crossed the finish line hand in hand with team mate Karen Darke in an attempt to share the medal, but a photo finish judged Morris to have crossed the line marginally ahead.

07/09/2012 Zanardi goes for gold double at Brands Hatch today
Alex Zanardi will look to follow up his magnificent gold medal performance in Wednesday's Men's Individual Time Trial by securing gold this afternoon in the H4 road race.

06/09/2012 Princess Royal visits Paralympic Road Cycling at Brands Hatch
The Princess Royal visited Brands Hatch this afternoon (Thursday) to cheer on Sarah Storey as she claimed her fourth gold medal of the games and equalled Tanni Grey Thomspon's Paralympic record of 11.

06/09/2012 What a Storey! Sarah writes Paralympics GB history
Sarah Storey has clinched the gold medal in the Women's Individual C4-5 road race at Brands Hatch this afternoon (Thursday) after a totally dominant performance, and in doing so became the equal most successful British Paralympian in history.

06/09/2012 Storey aims to equal British Paralympic record at Brands Hatch
Paralympian Sarah Storey could equal Tanni Grey Thompson and Dave Roberts' British records of 11 Paralympic gold medals should she be victorious in the Women's Road Race at Brands Hatch later today.

05/09/2012 Jonathan Palmer congratulates Alex Zanardi on winning Gold
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of the MSV Group that owns and operates Brands Hatch, has paid tribute to Alex Zanardi following his emotional win in the Paralympic Road Cycling at the Kent circuit today (Wednesday).

05/09/2012 Storey writes her way to another Paralympics Gold!
ParalympicsGB cyclist Sarah Storey has claimed her third gold medal of the Paralympic Games after dominating the Women's C5 Individual Time Trial at Brands Hatch.

05/09/2012 Brands Hatch history made as first Paralympic medals decided
The first gold medals in the Paralympic Road Cycling at Brands Hatch have been decided with five results declared in the Men's Individual Time Trial, including a silver for ParalympicsGB with Mark Colbourne in the C1 category.

04/09/2012 Paralympics: Zanardi aims for first Brands Hatch victory
It's fitting that Alex Zanardi will make his Paralympic bid for Gold Medals at Brands Hatch on September 5, 7 and 8. However the racer-turned handcyclist will be chasing his first win at the circuit, 21 years since he finished second there in the International Formula 3000 Championship.

03/09/2012 Paralympics: Karen Darke's extraordinary journey to Brands
A recurring theme of the Paralympics is the many athletes' triumph against adversity, echoing the spirit in which the Games were first created. However the achievements of handcyclist Karen Darke, who will be competing at Brands Hatch this week (5-8 September), are an inspiring testament to the extraordinary strength of the human spirit.

03/09/2012 Paralympics: Morris overcomes setbacks on the road to Brands
Rachel Morris has been tipped as one of ParalympicsGB's medal hopes in the Road Cycling events at Brands Hatch, with a Paralympic time trial title to defend. Whilst her preparation for the event has been affected by injury, a history of adapting to pain has defined her career so far.

02/09/2012 Paralympics: Games debutants get set to take Road Cycling bow
ParalympicsGB will be fielding several athletes competing in their first games for the Road Cycling events at Brands Hatch on 5-8 September. With an excellent pre-Games record, medal hopes for the home nation are strong across the various categories.

01/09/2012 Paralympics: David Stone looks forward to Brands Hatch
One of the favourites to claim a gold medal at the Paralympic Games Road Cycling at Brands Hatch is David Stone MBE, and he took time out of his schedule to speak exclusively to MSV about the Games.

31/08/2012 Paralympics: Storey's tale of success set to continue at Brands
Amongst ParalympicsGB's road cycling medal hopes at Brands Hatch, Sarah Storey will be aiming to add to an already impressive tally of Gold Medals. Despite being just 34 years old, she will be taking part in her sixth Paralympics, with success in two sporting disciplines and a time trial title to defend.

30/08/2012 Brands Hatch prepares to welcome the Paralympic Games
Internationally renowned motor racing circuit Brands Hatch is gearing up to hold the London 2012 Road Cycling events in six days' time from Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 September.

27/08/2012 More Brands Hatch Paralympic tickets on sale!
An extra batch of tickets have been released for each day of the Paralympic Games Road Cycling events at Brands Hatch on 5-8 September.

06/08/2012 Paralympic Road Cycling tickets selling fast
Tickets for the Paralympic Games Road Cycling at Brands Hatch on 5-8 September are selling fast, with remaining tickets now only available for one day of competition (Thursday 6 September).

26/07/2012 Expanded Cyclothon UK event returns to Brands Hatch
After a successful running in 2011, Cyclothon UK, the 12 hour endurance team relay race at Brands Hatch, returns this September (13).

23/07/2012 Celebrate the summer of cycling at Brands Hatch
Cyclists across the south east are being encouraged to sample part of the Paralympic Road Cycling course with the annual 'Bike Around Brands' event this summer.

20/07/2012 Alex Zanardi hails Brands Hatch Paralympic venue
Former F1, WTCC and Champ Car racer Alex Zanardi sampled the Brands Hatch Paralympic circuit yesterday (19 June) on a handbike ahead of the official event at the venue in September. He joined over 150 other Paralympians from 26 nations in training, including home favourites from Team GB.



Spectators attending Brands Hatch with a ticket will be able to see the start and finish of the races as well as the medal ceremonies for each event which will take place in the start/finish area. Ticket holders will also have access to the official London 2012 shop containing a wide range of Paralympic and venue specific merchandise as well as food and drink stalls.

All spectators must be prepared to go through airport-style security checks and bring with them only small bags/rucksacks. No liquids over 100ml are permitted inside the venue but spectators can bring empty bottles with them to fill up from the two designated water fountains available inside the venue.To download a venue plan of Brands Hatch during the Paralympic Games click here and for further spectator information click here.

Spectators can also view the Road Cycling events free of charge on Gorse Hill, Scratchers Lane and Fawkham Road. For full information on viewing without a ticket click here. Please note that road closures will be in place during the course of this event, for further details click here.

Travel

Spectators with a ticket will receive a Games Travelcard which allows free travel on National Rail between London and Sevenoaks station, the recommended station for Brands Hatch on the day of the event, as well as on public transport in London zones 1-9.

People without tickets who plan to view the action from outside Brands Hatch are advised to use the free shuttle bus service based at top of Wrotham Hill, just off the A26 and close to junction 2 of the M20. The service will take spectators close to the race course, and more information can be found here.

Parking will not be available close to the venue unless spectators have a ticket for the event,in which case spaces are limited and should be booked in advance. People viewing from the free road side viewing areas are strongly advised to use the shuttle bus service.

For a full schedule of events taking place at Brands Hatch during the Paralympic games, and a list of competitors from ParalympicsGB click here.

Saturday

Mixed H1-4 Team Relay

  • Gold - Marianna Davis/Matthew Updike/Oscar Sanchez (USA)
  • Silver - Francesca Fenocchio/Vittorio Podesta/Alex Zanardi (ITA)
  • Bronze - Jean-Marc Berset/Ursula Schwaller/Heinz Frei (SUI)

Men's Individual B Road Race

  • Gold - Ivano Pizzi/Lucca Pizzi (ITA)
  • Silver - Krzystof Kosikowski/Artur Korc (POL)
  • Bronze - Vladislav Janovjak/Robert Mitosinka (SVK)

Women's Individual B Road Race

  • Gold - Robbi Weldon/Lyne Bessette (CAN)
  • Silver - Josefa benitez Guzman/Maria Noriega (ESP)
  • Bronze -  Kathrin Goeken/Kim van Dijk (NED)

Mixed T1-2 Road Race

  • Gold - David Stone (GBR)
  • Silver - Giorgio Farroni (ITA)
  • Bronze - David Vondracek (CZE)

Friday

Women's Individual H1-3 Road Race

  • Gold - Marianna Davis (USA)
  • Silver - Monica Bascio (USA)
  • Bronze - Rachel Morris (GBR)

Men's Individual H1 Road Race

  • Gold - Mark Rohan (IRL)
  • Silver - Tobias Fankhauser (SUI)
  • Bronze - Wolfgang Schattauer (AUT)

Men's Individual H3 Road Race

  • Gold - Rafal Wilk (POL)
  • Silver - Vico Merklein (GER)
  • Bronze - Joel Jeannot (FRA)

Women's Individual H4 Road Race

  • Gold - Andrea Eskau (GER)
  • Silver - Laura de Vaan (NED)
  • Bronze - Dorothee Vieth (GER)

Men's Individual H4 Road Race

  • Gold - Alex Zanardi (ITA)
  • Silver - Ernst van Dyk (RSA)
  • Bronze - Wim Decleir (BEL)

Men's Individual H2 Road Race

  • Gold - Walter Ablinger (AUT)
  • Silver - Jean-Marc Berset (SUI)
  • Bronze - Vittorio Podesta (ITA)

Thursday

Men's Individual C4-5 Road Race

  • Gold - Yegor Dementyev (UKR)
  • Silver - Xinyang Liu (CHN)
  • Bronze - Michele Pittacolo (ITA)

Women's Individual C1-3 Road Race

  • Gold - Sini Zeng (CHN)
  • Silver - Denise Schindler (GER)
  • Bronze - Allison Jones (USA)

Men's Individual C1-3 Road Race

  • Gold - Roberto Bargna (ITA)
  • Silver - Steffen Warias (GER)
  • Bronze - David Nicholas (AUS)

Women's Individual C4-5 Road Race

  • Gold - Sarah Storey (GBR)
  • Silver - Anna Harkowska (POL)
  • Bronze - Kelly Crowley (USA)

Wednesday

Men's Individual Time Trial C5

  • Gold - Yegor Dementyev (UKR)
  • Silver - Xinyang Liu (CHN)
  • Bronze - Michael Gallagher (AUS)

Men's Individual Time Trial C4

  • Gold - Jiri Jezek (CZE)
  • Silver - Carol-Eduard Novak (ROU)
  • Bronze - Jiri Bouska (CZE)

Men's Individual Time Trial C3

  • Gold - David Nicholas (AUS)
  • Silver - Joseph Berenyi (USA)
  • Bronze - Masaki Fujita (JPN)

Men's Individual Time Trial C2

  • Gold - Tobias Graf (GER)
  • Silver - Guihua Liang (CHN)
  • Bronze - Maurice Eckhard Tio (ESP)

Men's Individual Time Trial C1

  • Gold - Michael Teuber (GER)
  • Silver - Mark Colbourne (GBR)
  • Bronze - Yu Li Zhang (CHN)

 

Women's Individual Time Trial C5

  • Gold - Sarah Storey (GBR)
  • Silver -Anna Harkowska (POL)
  • Bronze - Kelly Crowley (USA)

Women's Individual Time Trial C4

  • Gold - Megan Fisher (USA)
  • Silver - Susan Powell (AUS)
  • Bronze - Marie-Claude Molnar (CAN)

Women's Individual Time Trial C1-3

  • Gold - Alison Jones (USA)
  • Silver - Tereza Diepoldova (CZE)
  • Bronze - Sini Zeng (CHN)

 

Men's Individual Time Trial B

  • Gold - Christian Venge/David Llaurado Caldero (ESP)
  • Silver - Ivano Pizzi/Lucca Pizzi (ITA)
  • Bronze - James Brown/Damien Shaw (IRL)

Women's Individual Time Trial B

  • Gold - Kathrin Goeken/Kim Van Dijk (NED)
  • Silver - Phillipa Gray/Laura Thompson (NZL)
  • Bronze - Catherine Walsh/Francine Meehan (IRL)

 

Men's Individual Time Trial H4

  • Gold - Alex Zanardi (ITA)
  • Silver - Norbert Mosandl (GER)
  • Bronze - Oscar Sanchez (USA)

Men's Individual Time Trial H3

  • Gold - Rafal Wilk (POL)
  • Silver - Nigel Barkey (AUS)
  • Bronze - Bernd Jeffre (GER)

Men's Individual Time Trial H2

  • Gold - Heinz Frei (SUI)
  • Silver - Walter Ablinger (AUT)
  • Bronze - Vittorio Podesta (ITA)

Men's Individual Time Trial H1

  • Gold - Mark Rohan (IRL)
  • Silver - Koby Lion (ISR)
  • Bronze - Wolfgang Schattauer (AUT)

 

Women's Individual Time Trial H4

  • Gold - Andrea Eskau (GER)
  • Silver - Dorothee Vieth (GER)
  • Bronze - Laura de Vaan (NED)

Women's Individual Time Trial H3

  • Gold - Sandra Graf (SUI)
  • Silver - Monica Bascio (USA)
  • Bronze - Svetlana Moshkovich (RUS)

Women's Individual Time Trial H1-2

  • Gold - Marianna Davis (USA)
  • Silver - Karen Darke (GBR)
  • Bronze - Ursula Schwaller (SUI)

 

Mixed Time Trial T1-2

  • Gold - Carol Cooke (AUS)
  • Silver - Hans-Peter Durst (GER)
  • Bronze - David Stone (GBR)

 

 

For a full schedule of events taking place at Brands Hatch during the Paralympic games, and a list of competitors from ParalympicsGB click here.

To see if tickets are available for the Paralympic Games Road Cycling at Brands Hatch click this link to visit the official London 2012 Ticketing website.

Official Paralympics Cycling Preview Video: