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Para-cycling World Championships: Sarah Storey and Katie Toft win time trial gold

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Sarah Storey won C5 time trial gold on her international return at the Para-cycling Road World Championships in Maniago, Italy.

Fourteen-time Paralympic champion Storey, 40, gave birth to her second child, Charlie, in October.

She crossed the line in a time of 18 minutes, 53.62 seconds with British team-mate Crystal Lane-Wright second.

Britain’s Katie Toft also won gold in the C1 time trial while Craig Collis-McCann sealed T2 time trial silver.

There were also first road world titles for the tandem duo of Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby.

They completed the 27.2km course in 31:31.76 – beating their Dutch rivals by less than a second.

Tandem duo Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall won silver for the second year in a row in the time trial after setting a time of 35:43.38.

They were narrowly beaten by Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal.

Ben Watson won C3 bronze to earn a time trial medal for the second road world championships in a row – finishing third in 36:50.72.

Toft’s victory was enough to earn her second world title of the year having won the individual pursuit title on the track in Brazil in March.

Storey, who also has five-year-old daughter Louisa, was due to compete in March’s Para-cycling Track World Championships in Rio de Janeiro before an outbreak of yellow fever in the country.

Both she, as a breastfeeding mother, and Charlie were unable to be vaccinated against the disease, so she pulled out to focus on the road season.

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BBC Sport – Cycling

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