Drama as Paralympic GB cyclist Jody Cundy disqualified

  • 31 August 2012
Jody Cundy Image copyright PA

There was drama in the Velodrome as GB cyclist Jody Cundy was disqualified from the C4-5 1km time trial.

His rear wheel slipped when leaving the starting gate and he was refused a second chance after officials ruled it was Cundy's fault.

Cundy was furious. He said: "I've wasted four years of my life to ride in front of 6,000 people."

The world champion later returned to apologise to the crowd for his angry reaction.

Fellow Brit Jon-Allan Butterworth went on to win silver in the event.

Cundy won two golds at the last Paralympics in Beijing. He used to be a swimmer but switched to cycling in 2006.

He was born with a deformed right foot which was amputated at the age of three.