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Louis Rolfe earns silver medal at UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships



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Louis Rolfe in action at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. Picture: SWpix.com (28406651)
Louis Rolfe in action at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. Picture: SWpix.com (28406651)

Louis Rolfe broke a world record and won a silver medal at the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Canada.

The 22-year-old Cambridge-based cyclist took part in three disciplines at the event in Milton.

In the MC2 kilo, he missed out on a medal by an agonising margin. Rolfe clocked a world record 1min 12.819sec, but also going under the previous best were Frenchman Alexandra Leaute, who timed 1.11.373 for gold; silver medalist Tristen Chernove (1.12.231) and bronze medalist Gordon Allan (1.12.789).

Rolfe also set a personal best in the pursuit.

He was seventh in 3min 43.846, beating the time he achieved at the Manchester Para-cycling International in November.

His silver medal came in the team sprint.

Kadeena Cox, Jody Cundy and Jaco van Gass qualified the team in third, but the Spanish team were relegated after an illegal change, moving Britain up to the gold medal final.

Rolfe and Jon-Allan Butterworth were brought in to race alongside Cundy, and although they recorded 48.803, the Chinese team set a world record 48.096 to take gold.



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