Aberdeen’s Neil Fachie followed up double world success by defending his kilo title at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this morning.
Fachie, 34, will hope his win in the men’s tandem B 1km time trial is the first of a Gold Coast double with pilot Matt Rotherham.
The pair, the reigning world champions in the kilo, having reclaimed that and the sprint title in Rio de Janeiro two weekends ago, lived up to their favourites billing to win in a new Games record of 1:00.065. Fachie set the previous best at the Commies – 1:02.096 with Craig MacLean at Glasgow 2014.
Fachie and Rotherham had been slightly down on Wales’ James Ball and Fachie’s 2012 Paralympis pilot Pete Mitchell at the first time check, but Ball and Mitchell had to settle for silver after their time of 1:00:900.
Bronze went to Australia’s Brad Henderson and Tom Clarke.