More gold for our para-cy­clist

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PROSER­PINE para-cy­clist David Nicholas suc­cess­fully de­fended his C3 time trial world cham­pi­onship in Canada on Fri­day.

As the cur­tain came down on the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cham­pi­onships in BaieComeau, Canada, Nicholas backed up his gold medal ef­fort at last year’s Par­a­lympic Games to storm home to gold in a great time of 25:13.27.

Nicholas was 14 sec­onds clear of Nor­we­gian run­ner-up Glen Jo­hansen and 18 clear of Ital­ian bronze medal­list Roberto Bargna.

The cham­pi­onships made a re­turn to Baie-Comeau, Canada, where they were held in 2010, and boasted a field of par­a­lympic cham­pi­ons, reign­ing World Cham­pi­ons and new­ly­crowned World Cup win­ners.

A to­tal of 264 ath­letes from 39 coun­tries com­peted in the Que­bec city, most mak­ing the trip from nearby Matane, where they com­peted in the third and fi­nal round of the World Cup last week.

WORLD CHAMPS: David Nicholas won his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive world cham­pi­onship gold medal in the men’s C3 time trial in Canada last week. Photo Tom Sku­lan­der

MORE GOLD: Proser­pine para-cycling cham­pion David Nicholas de­fended his gold medal in the men’s C3 time trial at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cham­pi­onships in Canada. Photo Tom Sku­lan­der

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