Dame Sarah Storey wins her 23rd world paracycling title in Italy as Great Britain top the medal table with eight golds


Eight gold medals in Montichiari, Italy, saw Great Britain top the medal table at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships at the weekend.

Two golds on the final day secured to position, with Jody Cundy, Jon-Allan Butterworth and 18-year-old Louis Rolfe setting the team sprint world record, winning the event in 49.230 seconds.

Neil Fachie and Pete Mitchell took their second gold of the meeting in the tandem on Sunday, while Megan Giglia won golds in the C3 individual pursuit and 500m time trial in the first two days.

Dame Sarah Storey won her 23rd world title, while Kadeena Cox added a cycling world title to the one she won in athletics in Doha last year.

Head coach Jon Norfolk told BBC Sport: “I think we are confident with our performers this week. It’s a good spot check of where we are now and how people can deliver.

“There’ll still be plenty more we can add into the mix to make sure we can get the right result at the Paralympics in Rio.”

In total, Great Britain won eight golds, five silvers and four bronze medals.