Cycling: Double gold for Kiwi Paralympians at Glasgow world track cycling championships

Anna Taylor.
Anna Taylor. Photo credit: SWPix

Paralympians Anna Taylor and Nicole Murray have taken New Zealand's medal tally to 10, with two more golds at the para world track cycling championships at Glasgow.

Taylor celebrated her 32nd birthday with her first medal at the event, taking out the C4 omnium title for the rainbow jersey.

"Pretty stoked," she said after the race."I'm over the moon, best way to spend my birthday."

Meanwhile, Murray won the C5 omnium title for the second straight year, after already winning two other medals.

She claimed silver in the 3km individual pursuit and bronze in the 500m time trial, and was only just pipped for a medal in the scratch race. 

Nicole Murray.
Nicole Murray. Photo credit: SWPix

Her fourth-place finish was still enough for her to top the omnium points table, a feat she doesn't take for granted, despite being the reigning champion.

"Stepping up to the top step on the podium is special every single time," Murray said. "This campaign, I've worked for, race by race, and to finish on the top is just awesome. 

"To hear the New Zealand anthem and see all the Kiwis in the crowd cheering me on, and just feel that support..."

Just one more day of track competition remains, with all six of the Kiwi para-cyclists at Glasgow then moving onto the road events.