Louis Rolfe enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2015 which began with a silver and bronze medal at the Newport Para-cycling International.
These encouraging performances led to selection for the first UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships of his career competing in the individual pursuit and team sprint alongside Jaco Van Gass and Jon Gildea.
His attentions then turned to the road, achieving a top-ten finish at the para-cycling Road World Cup in Maniago, before switching back to the track where he won silver in the men’s C2 individual pursuit and bronze in the team sprint at the Manchester Para-cycling International.
This form saw him selected for the second UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy. The event got off to a great start for Louis as he won the first World Championship medal of his career, claiming a bronze in the men’s C2 kilo.
It was to get even better for him on the last day of competition. Following Kadeena Cox’s re-classification, he was drafted in to ride the team sprint alongside Jon Allen – Butterworth and Jody Cundy.
After qualifying fastest, the trio came up against China in the final. With Louis riding as man one the team set a new world record of 49.268 to claim the gold medal and the first set of rainbow strips of Rolfe’s young career.
Rolfe was selected to represent ParalympicsGB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and he came away with a gold medal in the team sprint and a bronze medal in the individual pursuit.
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