UCI Para Cycling World Championships
Location: Baie Comeau, Canada
Event: 29 August - 01 September 2013
Great Britain’s David Stone followed up on his silver medal in the T2 time trial on Thursday by winning the T2 road race on Saturday and claiming the second of four Great Britain medals at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Canada.
Day three of the Para Cycling Road World Championships and David Stone was looking to recreate, nearly one year to the day, the Paralympic gold medal performance from London 2012 and was ready for the 25.9km three lap race around the Baie Comeau circuit.
The Great Britain athlete quickly whittled down the group and after the first lap had reduced the field from nine to three with only Colombian Nestor Ayala Ayala and time trial gold medal winner Hans-Peter Durst from Germany remaining with Stone.
With neither rider wanting to push on and work with Stone after lap two it was clear that it was likely to come down to a bunch sprint, However Stone took the initiative and attacked repeatedly on the last lap first dropping Ayala Ayala and then with a final burst dropping Durst and sprinting to the line to claim the gold medal and rainbow bands in a time of 48:55. Durst finished 13 seconds down on Stone with a time of 49:08 with Ayala Ayala coming through for bronze a further 19 seconds down in 49:27.
Stone began the Great Britain medal haul on the opening day of competition in Baie Comeau, Canada, taking silver behind Durst in the T2 time trial event.
After watching Great Britain’s Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall take the women’s B time trial world title on Friday, Stone was keen to emulate his teammates and turn the tables on his German rival, taking the win and regaining the title he won in 2006, 2007 and 2010.