The UCI para – cycling track World Championships took place in Los Angeles, USA from the 2 – 5 March 2017 with no fewer than six Scottish athletes representing Great Britain at the event. All of whom competed in the Tandem events for riders with a visual impairment.
Rio 2016 silver medal winning triathletes, Alison Patrick and Hazel McLeod (pilot), were making their international track cycling debut following a successful talent transfer. Ironically, the pair didn’t combine on this occasion with Patrick being piloted by Helen Scott, whilst McLeod piloted Lora Fachie – the wife of Scotland’s highly successful sprinter, Neil.
Stalwarts Neil Fachie, once again piloted by Craig McLean, were also in action, whilst Ailien McGlynn was back in the saddle, piloted by SDS Athlete Academy Athlete Louise Haston, as they attempt to resurrect their Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games form in order to qualify for Gold Coast 2018.
All the Scottish riders were in fine form as each delivered medals on the World stage and we’ll wait to hear whether or not they met the qualifying standard for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia 2018. A full list of medal success can be seen below:
|Aileen||McGlynn||Tandem B – 1000m Time Trial||Silver|
|Louise||Haston (Pilot)||Tandem B – 1000m Time Trial||Silver|
|Alison||Patrick||Tandem B – 1000m Time Trial||Bronze|
|Neil||Fachie||Tandem B – 1000m Time Trial||Silver|
|Craig||McLean (Pilot)||Tandem B – 1000m Time Trial||Silver|
|Hazel||McLeod (Pilot)||Tandem B – 3km Pursuit||Silver|
|Craig||McLean (Pilot)||Tandem B – Sprint||Silver|
|Neil||Fachie||Tandem B – Sprint||Silver|
|Alison||Patrick||Tandem B – Sprint||Silver|
|Aileen||McGlynn||Tandem B – Sprint||Bronze|
|Louise||Haston (Pilot)||Tandem B – Sprint||Bronze|
More information can be found on the British Cycling website.