5 August 2023

Day three round-up

The day so far has been about distance, speed, endurance, acrobatics, and pure human endeavor on 2 wheels

These mountains are made of medals

On the final day in Fort William, Team GB showed their mettle as the rain came down on the mountain bike downhill course.

An incredible effort from GB’s Charlie Hatton propelled him straight to gold as he enjoyed the wet conditions on the mountain today. That wasn’t the end of GB success as teammate Laurie Greenland joined him on the podium in third place. Louise-Anna Ferguson just missed out on the top 3 as Valentia Höll claimed top spot ahead of Camille Balanche and Marine Cabirou

The streets of Glasgow are alive

The first road races of the championships to reach Glasgow began today with a bang as the two junior races took on the unrelenting course.

France’s Julie Bego took home the gold ahead of Team GB’s Cat Ferguson in the women’s event and Denmark’s Albert Philipsen blew away competition, winning with over a minute margin.

Look out for the men’s elite road race tomorrow (Sunday 6th) at 9:30 as the riders take on the gruelling 271km route from Edinburgh to Glasgow.

Double rainbow in the 1km time trial

Track success comes to Sam Ruddock and Blaine Hunt as they bring home the gold medals in the C1 and C5 1km time trials respectively. Catch more track action this evening and from 9:30 tomorrow.

Blaine Hunt winning Gold in the C5 1km Time Trial
Blaine Hunt winning Gold in the C5 1km Time Trial
Sam Ruddock taking a bite of the winning  C1 1km Time Trial Gold
Sam Ruddock taking a bite of the winning C1 1km Time Trial Gold

Here come the tricks

While wet conditions hampered some of the  heats today at the BMX Freestyle park the crowds were still dazzled by flips and tricks. We saw the warm ups yesterday and today the mindset changed from prep to focus. 

Catch up with the rest of the action tomorrow at Glasgow Green.

Finishing strong

Seeing the day out in style, the team of Archibald, Barker, Knight and Morris take home the gold in the women’s team pursuit for team GB ahead of the New Zealand team.

Amazing scenes as they win by over 4 seconds after a tightly contested first couple of kilometres, especially for home talent, Katie Archibald who makes a thrilling comeback after a tough year.