Dame Sarah Storey stormed to a seventeenth highway para-cycling title with a dominant victory within the girls’s C5 particular person time trial on the UCI Cycling World Championships in Dumfries.
Storey, who now has 42 world titles in complete, was the second rider to begin and laid down a time of 39 minutes 48.89 seconds over the lumpy 28.2km course, a benchmark no one else may contact as Australia’s Alana Forster was 74 seconds again in second place.
“Oh my goodness,” Storey mentioned as quickly as she acquired off the bike. “Yesterday I was panicking and I was panicking all day today. This is the event I live for. I couldn’t have done any more. Wow. That was quick.”
Storey is competing a yr on from being concerned in a horror crash at a race in Quebec, when a listing of accidents together with a punctured lung, damaged rib and concussion signs left her questioning whether or not she may get again to the highest.
Storey, 45, will now goal an 18th highway title in Saturday’s highway race.
Her medal was a fifth of the day for Great Britain within the para-cycling time trials, and the second gold after Fran Brown gained the ladies’s C2 race.
Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl adopted their run of success on the observe with silver within the girls’s B race, Fin Graham took silver within the males’s C3, and Katie Toft gained bronze within the girls’s C1.