Scots mountain biker wins gold at UCI World Cycling Championships

The 22-year-old from Perth was competing at Glentress Forest on Friday.

Mountain biker Charlie Aldridge wins gold at UCI World Cycling Championships SNS Group

Scottish mountain biker Charlie Aldridge has won gold at the UCI Cycling World Championships.

The 22-year-old from Perth was competing in the under-23 Olympic Cross Country race in Glentress Forest early on Friday.

And he raced to victory ahead of second-placed Adrien Boichis from France and Switzerland’s Dario Lillo who finished third.

Aldridge adds the medal to the 2023 under-23 world champion’s already impressive collection.

Elsewhere at the event, which is now on to it’s ninth day, events have been held across Glasgow, Stirling and Dumfries and Galloway.

There was medalling events in the Para-cycling: Road Races and indoor cycling in the morning and the Men’s Elite individual time trial taking place in the afternoon.

Ben Wiggins, son of champions rider Bradley, took silver at the men’s junior individual time trials in Stirling when he finished second to Australia’s Oscar Chamberlain with Louis Leidert from Germany in third.

And a new world champions was crowned at handcycling in Dumfries and Galloway when Florian Jouanny from France won the Men’s H2 road race with Spain’s Sergio Garrote Munoz and Italy’s Luca Mazzone in second and third.

Elsewhere in handcycling golds went to USA, the Netherlands and two each to Germany and Italy.

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