Bond 25th at world champs

Hamish Bond in action during the time trial at the UCI World Road Cycling Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. Photo – Robert Jones.

Cambridge cyclist Hamish Bond has wrapped up his campaign at the UCI Road World Championships, finishing 25th from 53 starters in the 52km individual time trial at the competition in Innsbruck, Austria, September 22 – 30.

“I am pleased that I put together a good ride. My power numbers where above target throughout the ride, in fact better than we had hoped,” Hamish said. “That was good enough for 25th which I should be proud of. At the same time, it is tinged with a reality-check of where I am at in this sport.

“I know it was a very tall order to turn from one sport to a completely different one in a short time. But I have dedicated myself completely to this project. What I have done has not been done before so there was no blueprint, and I’ve done it basically on my own with the help of friends, some good cycling people and some fantastic sponsors,” he explained.

The Olympic rowing champion turned to cycling just two years ago and won a bronze in the cycling men’s individual time trials at the Commonwealth Games in April.

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