Defending world champion and World Cup series winner Colin Lynch has won a bronze medal in the C2 time trial at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Canada.

Aaron Keith of the USA took gold in 25 minutes 43.86 seconds, with Paralympic bronze medallist Maurice Eckhard Tio of Spain beating the 43-yeard-old to second spot in the 17.3-kilometre time trial.

Speaking afterwards, Lynch said: “The course was wet today, the surface a little slick.

“This made it trickier on the downhill, which meant I couldn’t completely take advantage of my strengths.”

However, the Macclesfield Wheelers was more than satisfied with his display, saying: “I’m really happy with my performance.

“A lot of months of planning and hard work came to fruition. After the Paralympic Games last year, it was a huge success to beat most of the guys who beat me there, and to re-establish myself on the podium.

“The sport is moving on so much each year, it is getting harder all the time. It is a sign of my progress to be able to get back on the podium this year.”