Sarah Storey goes for fourth gold medal in road race

Sarah Storey Credit: PA

Sarah Storey will go for her fourth gold medal at this year's Paralympic Games in the women's individual C 4-5 road race.

The 34-year-old from Cheshire won her third London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medal yesterday with a dominant victory in the women's C5 time-trial at Brands Hatch.

She won two titles in the velodrome and added gold in the 16-kilometre race against the clock - taking her total tally of Paralympic golds to 10 - on a course which included all the fabled sections of the motor-racing circuit.

Storey finished in 22 minutes 40 seconds and will tomorrow ride in the road race seeking to level Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's haul of 11 Paralympic golds.

Storey's Paralympic career began as a 14-year-old in Barcelona and she won five titles as a swimmer before a series of ear infections saw her turn her attentions to the bike between Athens and Beijing.

Following two golds in 2008, including in the time-trial, Storey now has a hat-trick on home soil in her sixth Games.

She said: "I'm absolutely delighted. It's just amazing to get around the circuit so quick.

"The first thing I'm going to do is see where I would have placed in the men's race."

Storey's comments were maybe slightly tongue in cheek.

The C5 men's race, in which Jon-Allan Butterworth placed 13th, was one 8km lap longer at 24km, but she will be able to see the 16km split for a comparison.

She would have been eighth at that split.