Bradley Wiggins To Race The Commonwealth Games

LONDON, June 11, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins has been selected to compete for England at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow it was announced Wednesday, just days after he effectively ruled himself out of this year's Tour de France. Wiggins, who in 2012 became the first British winner of cycling's most prestigious road race, appeared unhappy that the Sky team appeared to … [Read more...]

Millar and Longo Wins Chrono des Nations Race

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LES HERBIERS, France - Scotland's David Millar followed on from his Commonwealth Games time-trial success on Sunday by winning the Chrono des Nations race in western France. Just four days after taking gold in India, Millar lived up to his billing as favorite after also taking silver at the world championship behind Fabian Cancellara in Geelong, Australia last month. French veteran … [Read more...]

Flying Scotsman Braves Heat To Take Commonwealth Time Trial Title

Written by: Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI - Scotland's David Millar destroyed a field of elite road riders to take gold in the Commonwealth Games time trial on Wednesday - winning by nearly a minute in the searing Delhi heat. Millar, hot off a bronze medal in the men's 168km road race, set a blistering pace to outgun his rivals in the first half of the 40km ride before pulling further … [Read more...]

Whirlwind Whitten Ice-Cool In Searing Heat

Written by: Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI - Reigning world champion Tara Whitten capped a grueling week at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday with a blistering ride in the searing heat to take gold in the time trial. The 20-year-old Canadian, who had to settle for seventh in the road race on Sunday, finished four seconds ahead of New Zealander Linda Villumsen after a commanding … [Read more...]

Australia Take Road Golds on Delhi’s Empty Streets

by Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI, Oct 10, 2010 (AFP) - A brilliant tactical display by the Australians handed their men and women gold medals in the Commonwealth Games road races through New Delhi's virtually deserted streets on Sunday. Allan Davis and Rochelle Gilmore battled in searing heat to stay within touching distance before both hit the front in the final metres in an … [Read more...]

Aussies Complete Commonwealth Ganes Record Gold Haul

Written by: Frankie Taggart NEW DELHI - All-conquering Australia completed their devastating assault on the Commonwealth Games track cycling medals Friday, ending the week with a record-breaking 12 titles out of 14. In a show of their dominance, they managed a Games record in the men's team sprint despite their lead rider being struck down with the notorious "Delhi belly" stomach virus … [Read more...]

Australia Complete Commonwealth Games Glory With Scratch Gold, Silver

NEW DELHI - Cameron Meyer celebrated a third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Friday as Australia's formidable endurance riders took gold and silver in the men's 25km scratch race. Meyer, who looked comfortable and in charge from the starting hooter, punched the air as he caught teammate Michael Freiberg, who won silver, on the last lap. Zach Bell of Canada took third spot on the … [Read more...]

Aussies Win 11th Gold In New Delhi

NEW DELHI - Australia kept up their devastating assault on the track cycling medals with a new Commonwealth Games record in the men's team sprint to take their 11th gold of the tournament on Friday. The win came despite lead sprinter Daniel Ellis being bedridden with the notorious "Delhi belly" stomach virus just two days before the final. Ellis recovered to gift the Australians a … [Read more...]

New Zealander Shanks Wins Women’s Individual Pursuit

NEW DELHI - Alison Shanks of New Zealand lived up to expectations when she held off a strong field to claim the Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's 3000m individual pursuit on Friday. Shanks, the favourite going into the final after easily qualifying fastest, picked up to an electrifying pace to reel in arch rival Wendy Houvenaghel of Northern Ireland, in a rematch of the 2009 world … [Read more...]

Meares Wins Women’s Sprint Gold Medal

NEW DELHI - Cycling superstar Anna Meares handed Australia's track team their third gold of the day on Thursday and ninth of the Commonwealth Games, beating Welsh sensation Becky James in the sprint final. Meares, a former Olympic champion and world record holder, won the first ride comfortably before pipping James on the line in the second. The gold is Meares' third in three days, … [Read more...]