Chris and the British Para-Cycling Squad finish top of the medal table

3 September 2012

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Chris Furber (BSc Hons Sport (Administration and Science) 1999) has been the Lead Coach for the British Para-Cycling Squad since 2006. Following his team’s amazing success at Beijing 2008 where they achieved 17 gold and three silver medals, he received NTU’s Alumnus of the Year Award. The pressure was on for them to perform well at the London 2012 Paralympics - and they did, finishing on top of the medal table.

© British Cycling Chris said: "There was certainly more expectation and attention on the team for London 2012. We had a big increase in media attention, but my advice for the riders was simple - plan, train, perform, review. All we asked was for them to give themselves the best chance of performing on the day. I'm really pleased with the way we performed on the track. The standard of the other nations has gone through the roof."

He added: "As well as competing in front of a home crowd at the fabulous new velodrome, I was delighted to get the chance to show the world just how fast and exciting para-cycling is. The atmosphere was electric!"

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