UCI Cycling World Championships 2023: Sarah Storey wins 36th Para-cycling gold

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Hosts: Glasgow and across Scotland
Dates: 3-13 August

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Great 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 bikers Tom Pidcock and Evie Richards then claimed bronze in the cross-country short track.

But Olympic mountain biking champion Pidcock was accused of bad sportsmanship by the rival he passed on the final corner to snatch third place.

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.

“I’m so pleased I came here early to prepare on the course,” said Storey. “I didn’t want to leave anything to chance and I really felt that paid off.”

Team-mate Morgan Newberry finished 3:23.59 behind the Paralympic legend in fifth place.

Pidcock had a boost on day eight in Scotland as fellow multi-discipline star Mathieu van der Poel did not take his place at the start line.

The Dutch rider, 28, is still recovering from a crash en route to winning the road race title last Sunday so chose to

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