Wisbech para-cyclist Jody Cundy takes 14th world title on behalf of Team GB in Rio championships

Jody Cundy of Wisbech has claimed his 14th world title at the UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Rio de Janeiro

Jody Cundy of Wisbech has claimed his 14th world title at the UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Rio de Janeiro

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Jody Cundy of Wisbech claimed one of two gold medals won by Team GB at the para-cycling world championships in Rio de Janeiro.

The 39-year-old won the men’s 1km time trial event on the opening day of the championships – claiming his 14th world title.

Fellow British rider, Katie Toft, was next to take gold as she became Team GB’s second world title holder – it was her world championships debut.

Cundy Tweeted: ““It may be my 14th jersey, but the feeling is just as good pulling this one on as the first. Thank you to everyone who helped me in the process.”

The UCI Para-cycling World Championships took place in the same velodrome that held the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In an interview with British Cycling, Jody revealed how important his family and friends were during the competition period.

He said: “My family got me started in sport and helped me as I developed, taking me to training and competitions all over the country.

“As I made international teams they’ve followed me every step of the way.”

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