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Britain’s Storey wins 36th world Para-cycling gold


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Hosts: Glasgow and across Scotland Dates: 3-13 AugustCoverage: Watch live across BBC TV and iPlayer, with 200 hours of live streams on the BBC’s digital platformsGreat Britain’s Sarah Storey won her 36th Para-cycling gold at the Cycling World Championships.The 45-year-old was the second starter in the C5 individual time trial and set a time of 39 minutes 48.89 seconds over a 28.2km course in Dumfries.That was comfortably enough for Storey to clinch gold, with Australia’s Alana Foster 1:14.41 slower in second.GB mountain biker Tom Pidcock then snatched bronze on the final corner of the cross-country short track final.Storey now has 17 world titles on the road and aims to add to her tally of 17 Paralympic golds – including five from swimming – in Paris next year.Team-mate Morgan Newberry finished 3:23.59 behind the Paralympic legend in fifth place.Olympic mountain biking champion Pidcock had a boost as fellow multi-discipline star Mathieu van der Poel did not take his place at the start line.The Dutch rider, 28, will focus on Saturday’s cross-country event instead as he is still recovering from a crash en route to winning the road race title last Sunday. Defending champion Sam Gaze was among the leaders for most of the 11 laps of the 0.9km course in Glentress Forest with Pidcock, who started in 31st place, jostled for position in the top 10.Gaze was in front turning into the final straight while Pidcock made a last-ditch move on the inside of Luca Schwarzbauer, which sent the German sliding to the deck.Pidcock then crossed two seconds behind New Zealand’s Gaze, who claimed his second straight title in 20 minutes 27 seconds, despite a desperate lunge by Victor Koretzky of France.GB’s Anna Henderson was denied a medal in the women’s individual time trial as USA’s Chloe Dygert claimed her second world title.Dygert, 26, set a time of 46:59.80 before Henderson went into second place after going 1:15.05 slower. But Austria’s Christina Schweinberger nudged Henderson, 24, into third before Australia’s Grace Brown missed out on gold by just 5.67secs.Dygert, who won the 2019 world title in Harrogate before suffering a serious leg injury as she crashed in 2020, shook off a cold to win on Thursday.There were plenty more Para-cycling medals for GB on day eight in Scotland, with two coming in the women’s C1 individual time trial as Frances Brown won gold and Katie Toft took bronze.Finlay Graham won silver in the men’s C3 individual time trial and Amelia Cass claimed bronze in the women’s C2 individual time trial.Sophie Unwin and her pilot Jenny Holl came second in the women’s B individual time trial, behind Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy and her pilot Linda Kelly.

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