A British Trio’s Reign of Domination Continues at the Para-cycling Road World Cup in Alabama
In a display of sheer grit and determination, three British para-cyclists, Fin Graham, Daphne Schrager and Fran Brown have once again showcased their dominance on the international stage by winning their respective races during the latest edition of the Para-cycling Road World Cup held in Huntsville, Alabama.
Graham proved his mettle yet again by clinching victory in a sensational manner in his C3 event. He finished over a minute ahead of France’s Florian Bouziani to secure yet another gold medal for himself and Team GB.
Schrager was equally impressive as she claimed the C2 crown with an emphatic win over her rivals. She left no doubt about who was boss as she dominated proceedings and finished more than 29 seconds ahead of second-placed rider.
Brown also put up an excellent show to win her C1 event convincingly despite being faced with minimal competition from other riders. Her performance demonstrated that she is undoubtedly one of the best cyclists around today.
The tandem pair Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl (C5) were not left behind as they bagged silver medals while Steve Bate and Chris Latham edged out team-mates Chris McDonald and Adam Duggleby into bronze positions.
All eyes were also on newcomers Archie Atkinson (C4), Ryan Taylor (C2) and Morgan Newberry (C5) as they finished third in their respective events, proving that the future of British para-cycling is bright.
Team GB will be looking to build on this impressive performance in Monday’s road races, which also happens to be their final international event before August’s UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow.
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