Cyclist Sean Finning last competitor named to Australia's 2012 Paralympic team

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Sean Finning at a race in 2006
Image: Patrick Keogh.

Yesterday, the Australian Paralympic Committee finalized the country's Paralympic team by naming 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and sighted guide cyclist Sean Finning to the team. Finning will be compete in the men's tandem track and road events where he will serve as Bryce Lindores's pilot.

Finning was not originally to be on the team, and is a last-minute replacement for Mark Jamieson who found himself unable to acquire a visa to compete at the Games because of a criminal conviction on his record.

The pairing is not a new one, as the duo had competed together at the 2010 Road World Cup and 2011 UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. Finning had stepped away from tandem cycling for a while in order to pursue his own individual cycling ambitions, which saw him compete in February at the Ararat Classic Track Carnival and in March at the Bendigo International Madison and the Oceania championships in New Zealand.

Finning and Bryce's 2012 Paralympic campaign gets underway on August 30 at the Velodrome for track events and September 4 at Brand’s Hatch for road events.


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