Crystal bids for better Paralympics' in Rio

ParalympicsGB cyclist Crystal Lane speaking at Stratford, London
ParalympicsGB cyclist Crystal Lane speaking at Stratford, London Photo: ITV

Essex cyclist Crystal Lane believes her first appearance at the Paralympic games will set her up for Rio in Brazil in four years time.

The 26 year old from Chelmsford took part in three events, with her best performance coming on the track in the women's individual pursuit, missing out on a bronze medal in the third place race-off.

'I came here for an experience' said Lane, who trains at Loughborough, and admits she'd never rode a bike in her home town before taking up the sport.

'I came here to gain experience for Rio, where I hope that will be my gold medal ride then.

'After the fourth place in the pursuit I was disappointed, not because I didn't get a medal, but because I don't like losing a race. But that's the sort of thing which will happen which will take me through the next few winters. That will make me really strong to get to Rio'.