Aug 01, 2014 Sports
Guyana’s pair of Raynauth Jeffrey and Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams placed 30th and 38th respectively in the Commonwealth Games men’s cycling time trial, yesterday.
England’s Alex Dowsett (47:41.78) dug deep late on to win gold, the 25-year-old was 5.92 seconds down on Rohan Dennis (47:51.08) after the middle section of the 38.4km course but had a strong last section to win by 9.30 from the Australian. Wales’ Geraint Thomas (47:55.82) won bronze, 14.04 behind Dowsett.
Twenty-year-old Jeffrey completed the course in 58 minutes 27.76 seconds with the 27 year-old Williams timed at 59 minutes 19.97. Fifty-eight riders took part.
Earlier in the female race, Guyana’s Claire Fraser-Green placed 29 of 31 starters in 53:02.61. The gold medal went to Linda Villumsen of New Zealand 42:25.46. Emma Pooley (42:31.49) of England settled for the silver with bronze going to Katrin Garfoot (43:13.91) of Australia. Sunday is the Road Race.
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