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Paralympic cyclists test out the London Velodrome

 

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LondonEngland — Yesterday, with less than a day before the start of the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Paralympic cyclists spent time training at London’s Olympic Park Velodrome. Cycling on the track starts on Thursday.

Tandem cyclists from Spain
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Amputee cyclists from Spain
Image: Laura Hale.

A cyclist prepares to ride
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Tandem cyclists from Spain
Image: Laura Hale.

Members of the Spanish team in the center part of the velodrome
Image: Laura Hale.

A pair of Spanish amputee cyclists
Image: Laura Hale.

A cyclist on the track
Image: Laura Hale.

A Czech cyclist on the track
Image: Laura Hale.

A Spanish cyclist drafting behind his tandem team members
Image: Laura Hale.

A Czech cyclist on the track
Image: Laura Hale.

Team GB cycling in place
Image: Laura Hale.

Team GB cycling in place
Image: Laura Hale.

A German cyclist on the track
Image: Laura Hale.

A Spanish cyclist on the track
Image: Laura Hale.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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