The Visa Paralympic World Cup kicks off in Manchester on Monday. 360 athletes from 40 countries are competing in the four events: track cycling, swimming, wheelchair basketball and athletics.
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This week's big shocker is that the near-unbeatable Canadian wheelchair athlete Chantal Petitclerc has pulled out due to sickness.
Those of you who missed uber-Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson at last week's London Marathon will be pleased to hear that her absence wasn't due to illness, but because this year's training had been geared towrds the shorter distances she'll be competing in at next week's games. She's won the London Marathon six times before though, so we can perhaps let her off? The British winner of the men's marathon will be featuring too in the 100, 200 and 1500 metres wheelchair racing. Nineteen year-old Shelly Woods, who came second in the women's marathon, will be competing in the 200 and 800 metres.
Britain's wheelchair basketball team will be competing, but now without Ade Adepitan, who recently retired in order to put in more time into dancing on BBC ONE (we made that last bit up, though it could be true).
To stay up to date with the Paralympic World Cup, keep looking in on the BBC Disability Sport website. Sunday Grandstand will be at the athletics events on 7 May, with live coverage plus highlights from the week.