B.C.'s Nathan Clement kicks off Para road cycling worlds with time trial gold

Canada is on the board early at the Para road cycling world championships in Dumfries, Scotland.

In the second race of the event, Nathan Clement of West Vancouver, B.C., won gold in the men’s T1 time trial. Shortly after, Shelly Gautier of Niagara Falls, Ont., scored bronze in the women’s version of the race.

Clement, 28, finished the 10.8-kilometre course in 18 minutes 50.35 seconds — well ahead of silver medallist Jianxin Chen of China, who was more than seven seconds behind. Fellow Chinese racer Rongfei Lu took bronze.

A converted swimmer, Clement is aiming to go to his second Paralympics next summer in Paris after competing in the pool at Rio 2016.

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