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Men’s B, pilot for Steve Bate
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British Cycling national scratch race champion in 2012, Adam was subsequently approached by the Great Britain Cycling Team to try out as a pilot and was paired up with Steve Bate.
The pair enjoyed immediate success winning the European Tandem Tour of Holland in 2014 and in 2015 were selected for the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland, where they finished sixth in the tandem B pursuit.
They then enjoyed a successful road season winning four medals at world cup level, including a gold medal in the tandem B time-trial in the final round in South Africa.
In 2016, they improved on their performance at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, finishing in 4th and beating their personal best by ten seconds.
They finished 2nd in the tandem tour of Belgium before picking up a bronze medal in the tandem B time-trial at the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend in the team’s final major event before Rio 2016.
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Adam and Steve excelled winning gold in the individual pursuit and road time trial and bronze in the road race.
At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the pair won silver in the time trial, just missing out on gold by 3.66 seconds - a bittersweet result given they lost 25 seconds in the opening lap due to a mechanical.
A return to Rio de Janeiro for the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships saw them crowned world champions for the first time, winning gold in the individual pursuit.
Moving to the road season, the pair started well, winning silver in the time trial at the opening round of the world cup in Ostend, before going one better at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, winning gold by less than a second in the time trial in Italy.
Adam won silver at Tokyo 2020 piloting Steve Bate in the Men’s Pursuit B race at the velodrome. They finished behind the Dutch duo despite recording their fastest ever time in the event. Steve and Adam had to withdraw from the road race after being injured in a crash in the days leading up to the event.
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
- Men’s Pursuit (with Steve Bate): Silver
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, (Brazil)
- Pursuit (with Steve Bate): Gold
- Time Trial (with Steve Bate): Gold
- Road Race (with Steve Bate): Bronze
2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Maniago (Italy)
- Time Trial: Gold
2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- Individual Pursuit: Gold
2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)
- Time Trail: Silver
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