Australia tasted double T2 time trial delight on Day 1 of the 2022 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau, Canada, winning silver and bronze.
Carol Cooke’s silver medal performance in the women’s T2 time trial took her to 15 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championship medals since 2011, while Stuart Jones got the green and gold wheel turning in the men’s T2 time trial to race home as Australia’s first medal winner of the week.
Cooke, 61, finished the 18.9-kilometre course in 40 minutes and 26 seconds, one minute behind German rival Angelika Dreock-Käser.
Cooke said the result felt amazing after not finishing on the podium at last week’s 2022 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Quebec City.
“I decided that today I was just going to concentrate on the process,” Cooke said.
“After last week’s World Cup and not being on the podium, I was starting to wonder if my time of international racing was over, but not concentrating on the outcome helped today.
“Just worrying about what I was doing and my own race, to do the best I could, was what was in my head.“To come away with a silver medal was certainly the icing on the cake – so I’m absolutely stoked!”Cooke said her mental approach to the time trial resulted in technically the best race she has ever had.“We had 42 corners to do in 18.9km, so I knew that this is where I would gain or lose time,” Cooke said.“I was able to nail each and every one of […]