Wisbech swimmer-turned-cyclist Liam Knight pedals to new British Universities & Colleges Sport record in Manchester

PUBLISHED: 12:11 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:11 28 November 2016

Liam Knight (front), Tom Ward and Jonny Wake.

Liam Knight (front), Tom Ward and Jonny Wake.

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Wisbech star Liam Knight continued his rise in the sport of cycling by smashing the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) record last weekend.

Jonny Wake, Liam Knight and Tom Ward (centre).Jonny Wake, Liam Knight and Tom Ward (centre).

Knight, 22, combined with Loughborough University team-mates Tom Ward and Jonny Wake to break the record in the men’s team sprint at the Track Cycling Championships in Manchester.

The trio sped to a new record in a time of 48.218 seconds – 1.5 seconds quicker than the previous record – to beat Strathclyde University and retain their gold medal.

Knight also competed in the men’s sprint, finishing in fourth-place.


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