Neil Fachie was pleased to bounce back from disappointment to claim his 13th Para-cycling Track World Championship gold medal.
The Aberdeen-born star claimed gold in the Tandem B sprint alongside partner Matt Rotherham.
The gong is Fachie’s 13th World Championship gold – 10 years after winning his first in Manchester – and it came after winning his fourth world silver on Saturday in Apeldoorn, Holland.
Yesterday Fachie and Rotherham got the better of fellow Brits James Ball and Pete Mitchell in the sprint final.
Fachie and Rotherham qualified for the quarter-finals fastest and saw off a Dutch pair in the semi-finals.
They comfortably won the first race of the best-of-three final and Fachie and Rotherham looked on course to win the second heat, but they crashed at speed on the final bend and commissaires took the decision the duo would have won the race and awarded them gold.
However, on Saturday Ball and Mitchell pipped Fachie and Rotherham in the Tandem B one kilometre time trial.
The latter pair were defending champions but their time of 1.00.190 was edged out by Ball and Mitchell’s 1.00.060.
Fachie and Rotherham were disappointed to only finish with silver on Saturday, but the Granite City star says that disappointment was a motivation as they retained their sprint title.
Fachie, 35, said: “We were hungry. We were really disappointed to lose our kilo title to James and Pete on Saturday.
“Fair play to them for winning it, but we wanted to win badly on Sunday. And we wanted to prove that we can still be the best in the world.
“Up until the crash, went perfect – exactly to plan – we were strong and I’m really proud of the way we bounced back.”
Both Fachie and Rotherham were in some pain after their crash in the final of the sprint.
Both men had to be helped from the track and pilot Rotherham said: “We are OK, it’s track rash, it does sting right now and will for a couple of days.
“We’ll see the doctor but I think we have got away with just that, but it does hurt right now.”
In the women’s Tandem B sprint Great Britain’s Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won gold to add to the kilometre time trial victory they had on Saturday.
Thornhill said: “These championships have been amazing – we’ve put in some really solid rides and come away with some amazing performances.”