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Great Britain para-cyclists deliver triple track success

Great Britain para-cyclists deliver triple track success

Great Britain’s para-cycling team made their names known on day one of the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, taking an incredible three world titles. Kadeena…

Friday, Oct 21

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Great Britain’s para-cycling team made their names known on day one of the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, taking an incredible three world titles.

Kadeena Cox kicked off the medal haul with a gold in the women’s C4 500m time trial, Fin Graham took the world title in the men’s C3 scratch race and James Ball, Steffan Lloyd, Libby Clegg and Georgia Holt became tandem team sprint world champions. Women’s 500m time trial

Kadeena Cox stormed to Great Britain’s first world title of the championships in the C4 women’s 500m TT, taking gold with a calmly executed final ride. Cox dominated the field with a time of 35.660 – 1.683 seconds faster than silver medal winner Kate O’Brien of Canada.

On the world title, Cox said: “It’s nice! It’s been three and a half years since I was last world champion so it’s nice to gain back that rainbow jersey. After the up and down season that I’ve had, to be able show I’ve still got form is quite nice. I always turn up on race day, but I really didn’t expect to go as quick as I did. I surprised myself today!”

After qualifying in third in the C5 category, Sarah Storey finished the event in fourth position overall with a time of 38.012 seconds.

Debutante Daphne Schrager delivered a seventh-place ride and did not progress into the final. C5 riders Crystal Lane-Wright and Morgan Newberry also left the competition after qualifiers, but their rides will contribute to their overall omnium […]

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