David Florence collected his second men’s C1 silver medal in three World Cup races after surging onto the podium on the last day of action in La Seu.
The two-time world champion looked like he might claim gold as he sat in first place with just one paddler to go, but Spanish home favourite Miquel Trave pipped him to the win by 0.32s.
David showed all his technical ability with a fantastic clean run timed at 89.13s on a far from easy course and he is now second in the overall World Cup standings. David said:
I was really pleased to know I had a place on the podium but I thought I was in with a chance of sneaking the win.
But local guy Trave just had an awesome run and fair play to him for taking the gold today but I’m hugely happy to get a medal.
Every single medal you ever win is so hard-fought so to have picked up two already this year is massively encouraging for me and I’m super proud of it.
David, 39, earned the chance to race for a medal by finishing fourth in the semi-final with a run of 90.68s, including one touch, but Adam Burgess and Peter Linksted were unable to join him after placing 19th and 28th.