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Ed Lowe from Stamford helps the Great Britain cycling team secure a silver medal at the UCI Nations Cup in Canada

Stamford athlete Ed Lowe helped the Great Britain cycling team secure a silver medal at the UCI Nations Cup in Canada.

The 20-year-old was part of the team which narrowly finished runners-up to Holland to win what was Britain's first sprint silver medal since the Tokyo Olympics.

Lowe was the lead rider for the elite men's team sprint and they qualified second fastest at the event in Milton.

Ed Lowe, centre
Ed Lowe, centre

This gave them a relatively easy first round race against Czechia which they convincingly won.

The GB team had to win this but they also had to make sure their time was fast enough to ensure they were racing for a possible gold medal in the final round and this they duly managed.

The final was against the Dutch Sprint team who are the current world champions and world record holders.

Ed Lowe.
Ed Lowe.

In the final, the GB team rode really well and recorded their fastest time of the competition and of the last three years before just being pipped by the Dutch.

In his role, Lowe managed to complete three near personal best opening laps and he performed very consistently and was the second fastest in his position throughout all three rounds.

As this was the very last race before the Olympics, Lowe has now placed himself in a very enviable position for selection for Paris 2024.

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