Dame Sarah Storey successfully defends title at UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships

Dame Sarah Storey has successfully defended her world time trial crown on the opening day of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 11:06 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 11:44 am
Dame Sarah Storey lwon another gold medal in a Team GB one-two. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The Disley star completed the 25.2 km C5 time trial course in a time of 35:47.24 to bring home a Team GB one-two.

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A delighted Storey said her hard work in training had paid off.

“It feels good to cross the finish line in first place,” she said. “It’s obviously been a bit of a strange few months, it’s my first trip abroad since February last year and it’s great to finish with a gold medal.

“The course is entirely on the Estoril motor circuit so it’s out and back in each direction, so you’ll get a really great tail wind in one direction and then a terrible headwind in another, plus the corners are quite unpredictable so all the training I’ve done in Lanzorote over the years has certainly helped me.”