Scottish cyclists: Fiona Duncan and Lora Turnham

Scottish athlete  Fiona Duncan is competing in the London 2012 Paralympics as pilot for blind cyclist Lora Turnham.

Liverpool born Turnham came to cycling in 2009 after starting out in athletics, but despite the late start, the pair won have had medal success in their first competitions together.

The progression continued in 2011 when, with Fiona Duncan as her tandem pilot, the pair won silver in the 3km pursuit at the Worlds in Italy after just six weeks together, and then gold on the road in the time trial at the World Cup in Spain in June of this year.

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I must admit I am not familiar with the form book for all the athletes but it sounds like they have a good chance of success. I asked Fiona what the expectations were and she was modest, saying “We will do our best and see what happens”

Their main event is the 3km tandem pursuit and the road time trial.

Best of luck!

schedule:
31st August 1km TT
2nd sept 3km pursuit
5th Sept road TT
8th Sept Road Race

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