GB para-cyclists 'shaken up' after being mugged for medals in Rio

British Cycling are in contact with the police about the incident

Tandem team sprint with silver medals
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/SWPix)

Three GB para-cyclists were mugged in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday following the first night of the Para-cycling Track World Championships. 

Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Neil Fachie revealed on X that he and fellow members of the tandem sprint team, including his wife Lora Fachie, had their silver medals stolen, among other possessions. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.