Weldon and Bessette claim gold in cycling at Paralympics

9/8/2012 10:50:57 AM
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LONDON - Robbi Weldon has won Paralympic gold in road cycling.

The Thunder Bay, Ont., cyclist and pilot Lyne Bessette from Knowlton, Que., were first in the women's road race in a visually impaired classification.

The women race on a tandem bike with Bessette at the front and Weldon on the back.

With the win, Weldon and Bessette bounced back from a disappointing fourth in the time trial.

Weldon also represented Canada in cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.


Robbi Weldon and Lyne Bessette (Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images)


(Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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