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Local sporting heroes honoured in Horsforth

Olympic triathlon stars Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee returned to a warm welcome in their home town of Horsforth today to open a new community centre named after them and local paralympic hero David Stone.

The brothers, who took gold and bronze at the London games, rode into town to meet fans and supporters. It's hoped the centre will encourage more youngsters to get involved in sport especially cycling. And it comes just a day after it was announced Yorkshire will host stages of the Tour de France.

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Cyclist David Stone wins Gold

David Stone
David Stone celebrates winning the Gold in the Mixed T 1-2 Road Race Credit: PA

Cyclist David Stone from Rawdon near Leeds has successfully defended his Paralympic Games title he won in China four years ago with victory in the mixed T 1-2 road race.

He was left disappointed with a bronze on Wednesday in his time trial title but was back on top form today. This is the 30-year-old's third gold medal.

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