Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Nicholas Races into Fourth Place; Cyclist Says It's 'Awesome' to Have Region's Support

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Nicholas Races into Fourth Place; Cyclist Says It's 'Awesome' to Have Region's Support

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Byline: Chris Lees christopher.lees@dailymercury.com.au

CYCLING: Former Rockhampton cyclist David Nicholas admits he's disappointed about coming fourth in his time trial event at the Paralympics.

Competing in the C3 class on Thursday morning (Australian time), Nicholas could not replicate his gold medal performance from the same event at the London Paralympics.

"I'm feeling okay but not happy with my performance today," he said.

"It was difficult to back up again today after the track which was my main objective for Rio."

Nicholas won gold in the C3 3000m individual pursuit last week, Australia's only gold on the track.

"It is always good to win races but sometimes bike riding doesn't go your way," Nicholas said about Thursday's race.

"You have to take the good with the not so good."

Nicholas said the individual time trial was always a difficult event but he did the best he could.

"In hindsight I would have pushed harder the first lap," he said. …

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