Size matters for Paralympic gold medal hopeful Neil Fachie.
With a huge array of gold medals, he knows a thing or two about what makes a good cyclist.
And he believes his 5ft2in frame has been a huge help as he looks to emerge victorious in Rio.
Fachie claims his small physical stature makes him a more powerful and effective rider.
The 10-time world champion grabbed gold in London four years ago along with pilot Barney Storey in the kilometre time trial, as well as silver in the tandem sprint.
Taking part in his third Paralympic Games, the 32-year-old will ride with Pete Mitchell in the time trial.
He feels his physical make-up has been a massive boost on the bike.
He said: “A big part of it is my size. I’m 5ft2in, which even though any size can be fast, in the athletics world I was fighting a losing battle against people who were about a foot taller than I was and I was taking twice as many strides.
“On a bike, that almost works in my favour because power-to-weight is such a huge thing in cycling, certainly off the start line.
“It’s just something I think my body was suited for and along with the training I had and the body type I have, it led to being able to adapt quicker, certainly compared to a bigger athlete.”