Crystal Lane-Wright

Crystal Lane-Wright

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A Paralympic medallist and former world champion, Lane-Wright is a constant presence in the battle for medals within the WC5 category.

Lane-Wright, who was born with an under-developed left hand, was inspired to get involved in para sport by the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, and by December 2010 was part of the Great Britain Cycling Team.

Her first world championships were a success, as she picked up a bronze medal in the road race Roskilde in 2011, before she just missed out on a medal at her debut Paralympic Games in London, finishing fourth in the individual pursuit, sixth in the road race and ninth in the time trial.

This encouraged Lane-Wright to put added emphasis on her track ambitions, and after a fourth-placed finish in the 500m at the 2014 world championships, she claimed her first global track medals in Apeldoorn in 2015 – silver in the 500m and bronze in the scratch race.

A further bronze medal – in the 500m – followed at the world championships in 2016, and although Lane-Wright’s Paralympic selection was only confirmed when Russia’s expulsion gave Great Britain additional places, she more than showed her class in Rio, winning pursuit silver on the track and road race bronze.

She made a triumphant return to Rio two years later, claiming her first world title at the 2018 track world championships.

Her form on the road also remained consistent – she picked up one silver and two bronze medals In the world championships of 2017 and 2018, while she came close to adding to this tally in 2019, where she finished fourth in the time trial and was involved in a dramatic crash while in the hunt for the medals in the final stages of the road race.

She did claim a world medal on the track in 2019 – silver, behind team-mate Dame Sarah Storey, in the scratch race in Apeldoorn.

Lane-Wright added to that tally in 2020, again claiming silver behind Storey in the scratch race, and finishing second in the individual pursuit.

She added to her impressive medal tally in Tokyo winning three silver medals in the Individual Pursuit C5, the Road Race C4-C5 and the Time Trail C5. On each occasion she finished behind team-mate Dame Sarah Storey.

Major Results

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • Individual Pursuit C5: Silver
  • Road Race C4-C5: Silver
  • Time Trail C5: Silver

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

  • Individual Pursuit: Silver
  • Road Race: Bronze

2020 UCI Para-cycling Track Cycling World Championships, Milton (Canada)

  • Individual Pursuit: Silver
  • Scratch Race: Silver

2019 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

  • Scratch Race: Silver

2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Maniago (Italy)

  • Time trial: Silver
  • Road race: Bronze

2017 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

  • Road Race: Bronze

2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy

  • C5 500m Time Trial: Bronze

2015 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

  • C5 500m Time Trial: Silver
  • C5 Scratch Race: Bronze

2011 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships, Roskilde, Denmark

  • Road Race: Bronze

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