The UCI do not want Great Britain dominating the track cycling do they?
They brought in silly rules for the Olympics which limited the mount of riders each team could enter (probably) due to GB sheer brilliance and domance in 2008 where gold and silvers in the mens and womens sprint and individual pursuits were taken by British riders.
There is a video of the incident at the botom of the linked page does it look like he was held by the gate to you?
http://www.channel4.com/news/paralym...lver-medal-winHowever, the velodrome had seen controversy in the previous cycling event, the C4-C5 1km time trial, in which gold medal hopeful Jody Cundy was given a "did not finish" result after what appeared to be a fault with the starting gate.
Speaking after the decision Cundy said: "I fell out of the gate because the f****** gate didn't open. I've wasted four years of my life to ride in front of 6,000 people.
"Do you know what it's like to dedicate four years of your life? I can't even express it. There aren't the f****** words. I'll never, ever get this opportunity again. Never, ever. What am I supposed to do now?"
Cundy, who was the last to race, was disqualified after a failed attempt to start the race. It appeared that Cundy was held by the gate, which holds the back wheel before the cyclists set off.
Cundy tried to get a restart in the race, saying the gate was faulty. However, the Spanish team protested and officials ruled Cundy should have carried on cycling.
Despite protests from the British team, officials decided that Cundy "did not finish", putting him in last place. ParaGB members rushed to calm Cundy who was understandably upset at the decision.
In footage shot directly after the race (below) you can hear Cundy's fury at the decision when so many other restarts have been given in previous races. There will be no chance of any further appeal to the decision.
Giles Long MBE, Paralympic gold medallist, voiced his fury at the decision - saying Cundy was "robbed".
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