David Stone

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Revised: January 2017

Disciplines
Road Race, Time Trial
DOB
30/04/1981
From
Leeds
Based
Essex
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About David

Since starting riding for the Great Britain Cycling Team in 1995, David Stone has established himself as one of the greatest male trike riders in the history of para-cycling.

Winning his first world title in 2005, David has since competed at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016 winning three gold medals, one silver and two bronze.

David is also an eight time world champion.

Biography

David started riding for the Great Britain Cycling Team in 1995, making his debut at world championship level the following year. Although he showed early promise this never translated to medals and after a disappointing experience at the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000, finishing in seventh place in both the road race and time-trial, David decided to take a break from the sport.

During his time away from the sport he travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe, spending a significant amount of time in India.

After beginning a degree in Social Work in 2003 he began to ride the bike again and after competing at the National Time Trial Championships he rejoined the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2004.

He initially enjoyed success on the track winning gold in the team sprint in 2005 alongside Darren Kenny and Rik Waddon before switching to the trike.

His preparations for his second Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008 couldn’t have gone any better winning the road race and time-trial at the world championships in 2006 and 2007.  

He matched this achievement at the Paralympics, dominating the road race and the time-trial to take home two gold medals and banish the disappointment from Sydney eight years earlier.

Gold in London & Rio comeback

The emergence of German rider Hans Peter Durst meant that David wasn’t to have it all his own way following his success in Beijing, although he did pick up another double gold haul at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships.

Going into London, Peter Durst was arguably the favourite for both the road race and the time-trial and backed that up with a dominant performance to win gold in the time-trial with David picking up a bronze medal.

However, Peter-Durst was unable to compete in the road race due to illness and Stone took full advantage to claim the third Paralympic gold medal of his career.

In between Paralympic Games David, like many of his fellow Great Britain Cycling Team riders enjoyed mixed fortunes, winning the 8th world title of his career in the road race in 2013 as well as picking up a silver medal in the time-trial.

In 2014 he won another silver and bronze before again choosing to take a break from the sport, missing the 2015 season.

However he returned in 2016 with his eye on a fourth Paralympic Games in Rio, and needing a result to secure his place in the team, finished in second place in the road race, behind Peter-Durst at the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in May.

That was enough to secure his place on the team and he fully justified his selection, winning a bronze medal in the time-trial and silver in the road race to firmly cement himself as one of Great Britain’s greatest Paralympians.

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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, 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, 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

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