14 Sep 2009

Paula Tesoriero

7:31 am on 14 September 2009

The paralympic cyclist, Paula Tesoriero has won the World Championship road race at Bogogno, in Italy.

After an early break from the main peloton, the race was dueled between Tesoriero and the American Alison Jones.

But a decisive break by Tesoriero 500 metres from the finish line secured a win by six bike lengths.

Tesoriero holds the current world record for the 500m time trial on the velodrome and was a gold

and bronze medalist at the Beijing Paralympics last year.

Jones had pipped Tesoriero for the silver medal in the road time trial on Friday.