Kilo king Jody Cundy seals 13th track world title at UCI Para-Cycling World Championships
PUBLISHED: 11:43 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 March 2017
Jody Cundy produced another scintillating performance to secure his 13th track world title at the C4 kilometre time trial at the UCI Para-cycling World Championships.
The 38-year-old ensured his unbeaten record in the race would be extended to a ninth year after posting a time of one minute 05.614 to beat Jozef Metelka of Slovakia by more than half a second in Los Angeles on Friday (3).
And despite storming to gold, the man from Walpole St Andrew admitted to not feeling 100 per cent going into the race.
He told BBC Sport: “Even though I’m not in the best shape ever I still managed to produce the goods.
“I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or the seven weeks’ preparation – probably both – but I really struggled when I got off the bike.
“But everyone was in the same boat and it came down to who wanted it the most.”
Cundy returned to the track to join Jon Gildea in the 60 lap C4-5 scratch race, but retired with 25 laps remaining. Gildea went on to take the bronze medal.
Cundy said on Twitter: “Well I made a bit of a mess of that scratch race! Nice ride from @JonGildea again to make the podium. And that’s it for me.”