Matt Bottrill claims silver in UCI World Cycling Tour time trial

British time trial ace Matt Bottrill's bike was broken by airline, but an 11th hour fix saw him second fastest in his age category in Denmark


Matt Bottrill is set to swap time trials for triathlon after plenty of success on the road (Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Matt Bottrill claimed a silver medal in the UCI World Cycling Tour Final time trial in Hobro, Denmark, on Thursday - despite having to quickly get his bike fixed after it was broken by baggage handlers on his flight.

The British time trial multi-champion placed second in the male 35-39 age category with a time of 24 minutes and 17 seconds over 18.6 kilometres, 36 seconds behind overall winner Andreas Schweizer of Switzerland.

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