Day Seven - 13 September 2008


Today was the last day of cycling for ParalympicsGB, a fact I am sure that will be welcomed by the other countries.

Darren was in the final race to start of the day, the Men's Individual. Road Race LC 3/LC 4/CP 3, along with fellow ParalympicsGBer Simon Richardson. Towards the end of the 60.5 Km race there were just two riders that had broken away from the pack, no surprises that they were Darren and Javier.

Darren dug into his reserves in the last 150 meters to finish 1.74 seconds ahead of Javier and claim Gold in his final event of the games. Simon Richardson finished 10th.

Darren said later "It's an honour to race with Ochoa. It makes winning even more special"

Taking into account the 2 Golds and 1 Silver won in Athens 2004 and the 4 Golds and 1 Silver in Beijing, Darren is now the most sucessful British Paralympic cyclist ever.

There was Gold to today for David Stone in the Mixed Road Race (CP1/CP2) , coming home a full 3 minutes before his nearest opponents.

Rachel Morris finished in sixth place in the individual hand cycling road race (HC A-C) and Mark Bristow finished 24th in the LC1-2/CP4 road race.

That brings ParalympicsGB medal total on the Road to 5 Gold, the teams 17th Gold for these games.


A brilliant performance in the road race and a great interview after the race on BBC! Well done on a fantastic games. See you soon.

Fantastic results for both Darren and David! Congratulations! Honoured to have been racing with you guys in Norway!

Many greetings from a Belgian "viking'!

Fantastic job!
I hope I will meet you at WC in Seville in 2009.
Greetings from Romania!

Well done Darren
What a great achievement, everyone is very proud of you.
Rhys was very excited to see you and Brandon on the TV!
I'm sure uncle Billy would be so proud of you too.
All the best and love,
Sue, Mike and family
x x x x

Dear Darren

Just to let you know that the whole family is very proud of what you have achieved at the olympics. You are an inspiration to us all and I know uncle Billy is looking down on you and wishing you well.

All the best from the Kenny's

I would like to congratulate darren on his performance
at beijing and wish him luck for any other of his races.
disappointed about the 4 gold and 1 silver.

from cool garchomp 56(brandon kenny)

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