Thursday, October 16, 2008

Garry Humpherson smashes world record again.


Wellington cyclist Garry Humpherson has just won his 2nd 70+ world pursuit title and smashed the world record in the process by over 8 seconds.

Garry beat his own personal best of 2:40:892 in qualifying on wednesday morning with a time of 2:36:85 .

Later that evening he won the all kiwi final against ex-Olympian Warick Dalton by five seconds to win in a time of 2:42:983

It would have been a very emotional ride for Garry whose mother passed away a few days before he left to go to Aussie.

Last year Garry was unable to claim world-record holder status for his time, because he was unable to afford the drugs test. This year Garry has been helped out with financial assistance from the PNP Cycling Club and John Wilson from NZline who subsidised Garry's trip to Aussie and also set him up with a very flash new Alan track bike and skinsuit.

Another link to some of Garry's TT palmares.

A link to the TV3 article on Garry before he left to go to Australia.

Archival video links to Garry's race from the Masters World Champs track racing website.

Results from Masters World Champs track racing website.


World Masters track Champs
Sydney Bankstown Australia
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 7:30 PM
Mens 70+ 2000m Individual Pursuit Final

Place Rider Name Speed Time

Gold & Silver Medals
1 Garry HUMPHERSON NZL 44.20 2:42.893
2 Warwick DALTON NZL 43.04 2:47.284

Bronze Medal
3 Denis ROBINSON AUS 41.97 2:51.542
4 Mark NICHOLLS AUS 41.16 2:54.912


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World Masters track Champs
Sydney Bankstown Australia
Wednesday, 15 October 2008 9:00 AM.
Mens 70+ 2000m Individual Pursuit Qualification

Rank Rider Name Affiliation Speed Time
1 Garry HUMPHERSON NZL 45.90 2:36.854
2 Warwick DALTON NZL 43.19 2:46.704
3 Denis ROBINSON AUS 42.35 2:50.005
4 Mark NICHOLLS AUS 41.76 2:52.400

5 Gordon DUFF NZL 41.06 2:55.355
6 Barry ROBERTS AUS 40.06 2:59.751
7 Andre JOUBERT RSA 39.15 3:03.922
8 Brian KENNEDY AUS 37.17 3:13.725
9 Owen DUFFY NZL 36.38 3:17.897
10 Peter HULL AUS 34.68 3:27.594

Fastest 2 race for Gold, 3rd & 4th race for Bronze