New Zealand finished their para-cycling road world cycling championships today with four medals.

Handcyclist Tim Williams and the tandem pairing of Emma Foy and Laura Thompson achieved the medal haul of four silver medals, each placing second in their respective time trial and road race events.

Team mate Stephen Hill made his world championships debut and took an impressive fifth placing.

"This has been a great world xhampionships for the New Zealand para-cycling team," head performance coach Jono Hailstone said.


''The road world championships is one of two of our most important qualifying events leading into next years' Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

''With just over one year to go until Rio 2016 we are in a great position and we will move forward with confidence and I am very proud of the performances of the team."

On the final day of competition Williams followed his bronze last year with a second in the men's H1 category road race. He positioned himself second in the first half of the race and hung on. The race included 2km climbs and technical downhill sections.

Williams put his crash of two days earlier behind him to produce a fine performance.

Foy and Thompson finished second in the women's B class road race, after finishing fifth at last year's worlds road race.