David Stone

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David Stone

Revised: April 2020

Disciplines
Road Race, Time Trial
DOB
30/04/1981
From
Leeds
Based
Essex
Social Links
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One of the greatest male trike riders in para-cycling history, David Stone began riding for the Great Britain Cycling Team in 1995, and claimed an array of titles since.

His early promise was evident, although that didn’t translate into medals, and after a disappointing first Paralympic Games – in Sydney 2000, where he finished seventh in both the road race and time trial – Stone took a break from the sport.

Upon his return, he initially enjoyed success on the track, winning 2005 world championship gold in the team sprint, before switching to the trike. Medals began to flow on the road as well, as Stone won the road race and time trial double in both 2006 and 2007.

This set him up perfectly to bounce back from his Sydney disappointment, and he did so in style, winning the road race and time trial at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.

The emergence of German rider Hans Peter Durst challenged Stone’s dominance thereafter, but two further world titles in 2010 were followed by Paralympic road race gold in front of a home crowd at London 2012.

The eighth world title of his career arrived in the shape of the road race crown in 2013, before Stone elected to take another break from the sport. He returned in 2016 with an eye on a fourth Paralympic Games, and cemented his place as one of the country’s greatest Paralympians by winning time trial bronze and road race silver in Brazil.

Stone is now targeting a fifth Games, after adding another milestone to his illustrious career with victory at Yorkshire 2019.

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Selected Career Highlights to Date

2016

UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, Ostend (Belgium)
Silver, road race

Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Silver, road race
Bronze, time trial

2014

UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Greenville (USA)
Silver, road race
Bronze, time trial

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Segovia (Spain)
Silver, road race
Bronze, time trial

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Castiglione Della Pescaia (Italy)
Bronze, road race
Bronze, time trial

2013

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Baie-Comeau (Canada)
Gold, road race,
Silver, time trial

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup, Matane (Canada)
Gold, road race
Gold, time trial

2012

Paralympic Games, London (UK)
Gold, road race
Bronze, time trial

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup, Rome (Italy)
Gold, time trial

2011

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Roskilde (Denmark)
Silver, time trial

2010

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Baie-Comeau (Canada)
Gold, road race
Gold, time trial

2009

UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Bogogna (Italy)
Silver, time trial

2008

Paralympic Games, Beijing (China)
Gold, time trial
Gold, road race

2007

UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Bordeaux (France)
Gold, time trial
Gold, road race