Dame Sarah Storey starred again at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Maniago, Italy as she won her second gold in what has been a medal-laden weekend for Great Britain.

She added the C5 road race title to the gold she won in the time trial on Friday, making her return to the saddle after missing the track world championships in Rio earlier this year after a yellow fever outbreak in Brazil.

It was Storey’s 31st world title and her nineteenth on the road in a career that has spanned three decades and two different sports.

“Pinching myself a bit after this one!” she said on social media after the race.

“Really chuffed to win today’s road race from a six up sprint on the cobbles, head down and don’t look back!”

Crystal Lane-Wright won silver and bronze medals in Italy

The 40-year-old, who gave birth to her second child last August, again finished ahead of compatriot Crystal Lane-Wright, whose silver medal was later relegated to bronze after an irregular sprint.

Katie Toft also won her second gold of the weekend, coming home victorious in the C1 road race, adding to her win in the time trial.

The result means that Toft has now won three world titles this year, after claiming the individual pursuit title on the track in Rio back in March.

The afternoon’s racing saw Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall claim silver in the B road race, their second of the championships and Great Britain’s 11th and final medal of the weekend.


“Pinching myself a bit after this one!”

Dame Sarah Storey

Elsewhere on Sunday Megan Giglia was unlucky to miss out on a place on the podium as she finished fourth in the C3 race.

Stephen Bate and Adam Duggleby came fifth in the men’s B race, whilst Will Bjergfelt was sixth in the men’s C5.

In the men’s C2, Simon Price missed out on a medal after a bunch sprint, finishing sixth, and George Peasgood came seventh in the C4.

Fin Graham was 8th in the C3, just ahead of teammate Ben Watson, who finished 11th, and David Smith came 16th in the C1.

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