The 2019 Paracycling Track World Championship were hosted in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and Storey Racing riders, Katie Toft and Dame Sarah Storey won an identical set of medals! Racing in the C1 and C5 categories respectively, Katie and Sarah both won silver in the 500m Time Trial ahead of gold in their favoured event of the 3000m Individual Pursuit. Both riders then went on to add Scratch race gold to their tally.
In her first track event at World Championship level since the birth of her second child, Dame Sarah was in dominant form, catching her opponent in the pursuit at half distance before taking 2 laps on the field to secure victory in the Scratch race.
Both riders were also competing in the Omnium test event, which was being run for the first time at a Paracycling World Championships with a view to giving the event full medal status next year. Results from the 500m TT, pursuit and Scratch race were combined with results from the Flying 200m Time Trial and riders with the most points across the 4 events were declared the Omnium winner.
In the flying 200m event, Katie secured victory whilst Dame Sarah broke the world record only to be beaten in to second place by the 500m Time Trial World Champion who went 0.02s faster. The results for both riders ensured they were also declared winners of the Omnium.
The endeavours of both Storey Racing riders ensured Great Britain had their biggest medal haul at a Track Worlds including 10 gold, of which four belonged to Sarah and Katie.
Also competing in the tandem sprint and kilometre were Helen Scott and Sophie Thornhill who ride in the Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club. Riding both events in dominant form they secured gold in both events to successfully defend the titles they had won in 2018 in Rio.