BORDERS para-cycling star Fin Graham won an incredible two golds and four silver medals at the UCI Cycling World Championships.

The 23-year-old was raised in the village of Skirling in Peeblesshire and educated in Biggar before moving to the Scottish Highlands aged eight.

During the early stages of the championships he won a silver medal in the 1km time trial final on Friday, August 4, at Glasgow’s Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome before repeating the feat in the C3 scratch race 24 hours later.

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On Sunday, August 6, he won gold in the men’s C3 individual pursuit final as well as gaining another silver in the men’s C3 omnium.

Then on Thursday he won silver at the men’s C3 individual time trial road race in Dumfries and Galloway, finishing an agonising 1.98 seconds behind Germany’s Matthias Schindler

And on the penultimate day he battled the horrific conditions with torrential rain and a blustery wind in the men’s C3 peloton.

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Graham did not have it all his own way as Great Britain team-mate Ben Watson and French rider Peyroton built a sizeable advantage on the peloton halfway through the 64km course, but the Borderer managed to attack and bridge the 45-second gap to the leaders.

Along with his fellow two escapees Graham gained an advantage of more than 90 seconds on the chasing peloton with 15km to go, which set up an exciting finish with the three each giving it their all to claim the rainbow jersey.

Graham countered an attack by the Frenchman on the climbs, with Watson attacking several times, but none of the moves were able to stick.

It came down to the sprint as they entered the Crichton Estate for the final time with Graham powering away from Peyroton and retaining his title as the men’s C3 road race world champion.

On retaining his title, the Borderer said: “It’s really special, after missing out by such a close margin in the time trial on Thursday, which was devastating.

“To be able to come here and take the title and defend the jersey from last year, it means so much and its typical Scottish conditions for it as well.

“To come across the line and have my hands up in the air was so nice.”