Gordon Allan Sets New C2 Flying 200m World Record Twice in One Week

Posted on April 14, 2022 by

Australia Cycling Team Para cyclist Gordon Allan has set a new world record* twice in the C2 Flying 200m time trial over the past fortnight, breaking the record first at the 2022 AusCycling Track National Championships and then again four days later at the 2022 Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

Gordon’s #TrackNats22 time eclipsed the previous record (11.990) from Frenchman Alexandre Léauté by 0.003 of a second in 11.987.

The 24-year-old upped the ante at #OceaniaChamps, notching another personal best time of 11.973 at Brisbane’s Anna Meares Velodrome.

The newest flying 200m time trial world record from April 3, which is subject to ratification by the UCI, is now Gordon’s third world record-breaking feat, with his first coming back at the 2019 UCI Para Cycling World Championships.

On that day, Gordon broke the C2 1000m time trial world record with a time of 1:12.873, but saw his new marker bumped down minutes later by 0.035 of a second, courtesy of Colombian Alejandro Perea.

The Sydneysider and NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder hopes to be able to cherish his new feat longer than his first once it is signed, sealed, and ratified by the UCI.

“It feels good, really good,” Gordon said.

“It was great to be able to back up after TrackNats and put in a fast ride after just going under the world record the week before.

“It was definitely a focus of mine to see if I could shave off some more time during Oceanias.

“We only get to do this event at Nationals and World Champs but it’s one I really like!

“Bit of a surprise I guess, you never know what you’ll do when you do a 200 – you have a target time but it was good to break the record.

“About a 0.3 (of a second) personal best for me, which is pretty good, so it was only just under the record but a record is a record – still counts!”

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympian enjoyed a successful two weeks at #TrackNats22 and the 2022 Oceania Track Cycling Championships, winning two titles at each event.

*Time is subject to ratification by the UCI.

 

Article and image courtesy of AusCycling

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