BBC One: Day 11: 11:55-17:35 Commonwealth Games


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final day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Usain Bolt danced his

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way to a gold medal last night, and there are more big moments coming

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today. Before the news, Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour tug on Michelle Li.

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Congratulations to Michelle Li, but what a terrific campaign that Kirsty

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Gilmour has had. In the past few minutes, England have just beaten

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New Zealand in hockey in a shoot out. A great result. Facing the New

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Zealand side, they proved their nemesis in recent major tournaments.

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The Black Sticks one on penalties in 2010, and that is a great result.

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After the drama of the hockey and badminton, time to settle down and

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enjoy the men's Road race. We can join Jonathan Edwards and Chris

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Boardman. It is very wet out here and we have

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the own brother out. It started raining towards the end of the

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women's race. Lizzie Armitstead took the gold medal in that and Emma

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Pooley got silver. This is a tricky course technically, and worse in

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these conditions. Worse weather is expected later. It adds some drama.

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I went expected later. It adds some drama.

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I round the course yesterday when it was like this, and there are many

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hazards. There are cobbles, transition from large roads to small

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roads, descents. There is a lot of corners. We saw a

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roads, descents. There is a lot of corners. We saw group of seven

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getaway in the women's race. What would you expect in this men's

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race? It will take longer to whittle down, but it will be attritional. It

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will get down to a small group which will fight it out at the finish.

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Home Nations success in the women's race, and we are looking for the

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same in the men's race. David Millar is the hero of the story, hoping to

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do well here. It is a swansong for a multisport competition, and I think

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David cannot match the others on the climbs, but he can match them on

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strategy, and I think we will see him launching some attacks over the

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tops of some of the small rises. And the Welsh have a strong team,

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especially Geraint Thomas. Yes, he is always in the action, whether it

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is the Tour de France or the Commonwealth Games. This is a

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perfect course for him and I hope he grabs the opportunity. A big star in

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the Isle of Man team, Mark Cavendish. A lot of people are

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picking out Peter Kenyon as a potential winner. Is a punchy

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rider, well suited to this kind of course, and wait until right at the

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death, and he will be launching some attacks. He could live up to the

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status of being the favourite. It is pouring down now. Ian Stannard is

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good in the rain. A strong writer, but not quite as punchy. He did well

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in the nationals, but in this competition, if they let him get

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away, he is dangerous. He is the man who, if you are going to brake away,

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they will think they can get him in a sprint, but if you let him get

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away from you, he is on diesel, and difficult to pull back. Australia

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and New Zealand, as always, have strong teams. Rohan Dennis is on

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great form. Is the big danger from Australia. And Jack Bauer from New

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Zealand. Good afternoon to Simon Brotherton.

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Good afternoon, everyone. We are almost ready to go here in

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the men's Road race. A soggy start. Most of the women's race was in dry

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conditions before the heavens opened for the last couple of laps, but it

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has been raining continuously since then. Now the men faced 12 laps of

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the same circuit, the 14 kilometre circuit, 160 Edghill mutters in

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total. -- 168 kilometres in total. The field will be whittled down to a

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considerably smaller number fairly quickly here. That is not a very

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good start for the riders from Wales. That would be Jon Mould, who

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needs some service, literally about 20 yards after leaving the start

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line. Scott Davis had a problem with his bike within about 200 yards off

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the start of the time trial be the day. And another mechanical problem

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this time for Jon Mould, but luckily for him, the race is only just

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getting underway and he should be able to get back on the rear end of

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the peloton without too much difficulty. The Australian team

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gathered up towards the frontier. We will see a lot of them, Mark Renshaw

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is a team-mate of Mark Cavendish. The elder statesmen of the

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Australian team at 31 years old, and this is the first time he has

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represented Australia in a national shirt for the last decade. An

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ignominious start for Jon Mould, who has had a good season, he won

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tournament earlier. Already stuck some distance behind

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the peloton on Glasgow Green. I do not think that is the first

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mechanical we will see today in these conditions. To be honest, if

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you are going to have one, this is the best part of the race. It gives

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it a chance to get back in the race. Here we are, along Argyle Street for

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the first time, through the chicane. In the not too distant

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future, the 90 degrees right hands turn on the smooth and increasingly

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slippery pedestrianised area of Buchanan Street. It looks very

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different to the women's race this morning, still some damp patches

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about, but largely dried. Now it looks like a sheet of glass, and

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that is what it feels like under the wheel as well. There are a few white

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lines to be negotiated, all of the slippery hazards that can start the

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back wheel sliding. Once it starts to go, there is no recovering. Along

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right here, Jon Mould, to get back. -- a long ride here. The first

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little incline on St Vincent Street. About to come onto the horizon for

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the riders. A deceptively large amount of climbing, actually,

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cumulatively, in this event. Six small runs of varying gradients are

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dotted around this course mother they add up to 109 feet of climbing

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in each lap, and that is 7200 feet climbing over the course of the

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race, so quite deceptive. That looks like Luke Rowe for Wales, trying to

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force the pace early on, with the black top on. It is not a long race

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for some of these riders, who are used to riding well over 200

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commenters. -- 200 kilometres. Everyone is happy to be at the front

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and out of trouble in such difficult conditions. Peter Kenyon shows his

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face at the front for the first time. He is one of the fancied

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riders in this race. That is quite surprising. I thought he would be

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putting surprising. I thought he would be

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himself out of harm's way at surprising. I thought he would be

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front. It is nice to pick your own line when you are getting used to

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that turns on the circuit here, but he is really pressing on on this

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first lap. Curious tactics here, not quite sure, not something I would

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expect to see at this stage of the race, but clearly it is

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expect to see at this stage of the move, and it makes it difficult to

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chase. Perhaps he feels it is best to get out at the front and deal

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with the corners alone. The rain is absolutely pouring down here in

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I am sure he is hoping that he will Glasgow.

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I am sure he is hoping that he will get some company,

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I am sure he is hoping that he will that to be in a small group on a

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circuit like this, he will be better placed to tackle the race. I

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certainly think there will be, as you have mentioned before,

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certainly think there will be, as range of ability in this race. In

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the first couple of laps, you need to make sure you stay out of any

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problems on a day like this. With this mixed competition, with a lot

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of riders, it is reasonable to say, who are not used to this kind of

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competition. Often they experienced professional riders will write had

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all the way through the first couple of laps to whittle down the field.

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Pete is making an early lead on the first lap. Conditions today are

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similar to when Chris Boardman checked at the course only 24 hours

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ago. We are on the edge of the Trossachs National Park, surrounded

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by beautiful countryside and challenging climbs, but for some

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reason, the course designers have chosen to keep the entire circuit

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within the city boundaries. It is a street circuit really enough to find

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a worthy Commonwealth Games champion? I am going to look at the

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course to find out. All I need is a swift steeds to carry me around.

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There is no distinct hill to speak of on the circuit. It will be

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completed 12 times by the men, and seven times by the women, to make a

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total race difference of 158 kilometres and 198 metres

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respectively. That does not mean there is not any climbing. It is all

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hidden in plain view. It is spread evenly over the 14

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kilometres circuit as six small inclines, none of them more than a

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few hundred metres long. But it could kill all of the riders' speed.

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Being near the front will be absolutely critical. During the

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men's race, they will tackle 84 of these, with 609 feet of climbing

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every lap, so nobody is going to be able to sit in and wait for the

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sprint. As if that was not enough to deal

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with, I have counted 38 distinct corners they will have to negotiate

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on each and every lap, and one of them are more important than this

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one. This is Rottenrow. It is an easy left-hand turn, but it takes

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them onto a steep and cobbled stiff scent. It might only be a short

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section of road, but the smooth slippery cobbles have got the

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organisers so worried, they have covered the majority of them up with

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a gripping surface. Then there is a dogleg onto a wide road which will

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take them down to the park. In normal conditions, a corner like

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this would not give them too many difficulties. In normal conditions.

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That is because the cobbles and the paved sections of the course, like

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Buchanan Street, normally pedestrianised, are incredibly

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slippery when wet, as you might have noticed by the full waterproof

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clothes. Rain is forecast for the event itself.

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parks, the athletes will have a sudden bottleneck. Those too far

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back will be forced to break sharply and they will have two sprints to

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catch up, you can only do that so many times. Staying in the top 20 or

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30 will be critical. This circuit around the iconic Glasgow streets is

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absolutely magnificent, it has got everything you could possibly want

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in a championship circuit. To win here, you are not only going to have

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to be physically strong but technically skilled and tactically

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very astute. I think we should ride the race on these bikes.

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Just as Chris rode on his own in the rain yesterday, this is the very

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first lap of the race, attacking with 166 kilometres to go and he is

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still out in front. He is on Woodlands Road at the moment which

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means he is 7.5 kilometres into the first lap. Each lap is 14 kilometres

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in distance and he will pretty soon almost doubled back on himself and

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start the short climb around Park Quadrant, Park Circus. We are still

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in the West End, the outskirts of Kelvingrove Park. Here he is,

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switching back. Time to look around over his shoulder and

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switching back. Time to look around over his shoulder the cancer as to

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who is there is nobody at all. This is an interesting tactic when you

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consider there are so many other riders in the race. --

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consider there are so many other are still feeling fresh. Whether or

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not they were going to be a factor or not. This is exceptionally

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unexpected, it is safe to say he is going faster than me on his lap but

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he has a long way to go. I have never seen anything like this, he is

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working very hard for that 20 seconds. There are lots of fresh

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legs, even if they are not attacking, just staying at the

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front. Big energy expenditure from one of the favourites. A very

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businesslike look on his face. He has been in great form

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businesslike look on his face. He this race. He was beaten by Tom

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Scully for the gold medal. He was left off the Sky roster for the Tour

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de France. The British road race champion. The rider from Guernsey is

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on the front of the chasing group. It is already starting to split up a

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bit. In the early stages of the race. It does

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bit. In the early stages of the somebody to lose a wheel, we have

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already seen crashes over the course of this competition, some of the

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backmarkers as well. Pete Kennaugh with chance to pick his line across

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the City streets. Now coming into Sauchiehall Street

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for the first time as he heads back into the middle of town. He is

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feeling his way around the bends. It looks very slow to us but they have

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25 square millimetres of rubber in contact with the ground. They will

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be in travelling axe base excess -- in excess of 70 kilometres per hour

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on these roads at some points. The race is just breaking apart. It is

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due to the shape of the course itself. There has been no settling

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in period at the start of the race, this is the first of 12 laps. I

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would be interested to hear a tactical explanation here from Pete

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Kennaugh. He took everybody by surprise. Not least us in the

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commentary box. James McLaughlin from Guernsey on the front of the

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first chasing group, and also from Guernsey on the front of the

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another Guernsey rider, Michael from Guernsey on the front of the

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Serafin, towards the front. We are back with the leader.

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A lot of the riders would have already mentally gone off today,

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imagine facing four hours in these conditions, it is a very difficult

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day of riding. But it is a fantastic course. It

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day of riding. But it is a fantastic animates the race. If you were up

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for it, and you might be in these conditions, it is not a bad thing

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because you know that already you are breaking down the field before

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you start to a certain extent. I have been in these situations. I

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have been sat at the start line and watching the first spots of rain

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starting and I am already mentally going home. As soon as that doubt

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seeps in, you are already out. There is quite a few of those in here

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today. Heading down towards Nelson Mandela Place for the first time.

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They are through that now. They will cut across the shopping street,

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Buchanan Street. And along George Street, George Square on the right

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hand side. Just where the flags are in your picture. You can see the gap

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that Pete Kennaugh has. The gap looks to be slightly less than 30

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seconds to me. Montrose Street, a real sting in the tail for the

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riders over the last couple of laps in the women's race. Short and sharp

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and not terribly friendly. At least it does not last long. About 15

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seconds of riding. You it does not last long. About 15

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as we get to the top how steep it is. It takes its toll when you have

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been up a dozen times. A bright start for Pete Kennaugh of the Isle

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of Man, and the main man was expected to be Mark Cavendish but

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his crash at stage one of the Tour de France means that he is unable to

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take his place here. Jill Douglas caught up with him earlier today.

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The last time we saw you caught up with him earlier today.

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going into an ambulance in Harrogate. Where are you with the

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injury? IMO K. I was Harrogate. Where are you with the

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completely for ten days. I was back training pretty quickly. I am not

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going to keep the condition. I have always done the tour at this point

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so I do not know what my condition will be like. I have been training

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hard this week. I can ride my bike no problem. I will see what happens

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now. Disappointing not to see you racing here. What are your thoughts

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ahead of the race? Strong nations, but collectively not a strong

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peloton. The teams are going to be quite bullish about it, particularly

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the Kiwis and Aussies, they have strong guys but do not underestimate

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the home nations, we have lots of good domestic riders right now and

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the Isle of Man has a strong guy. That is going to be our advantage,

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being the underdogs. It will make for interesting racing. You will

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have teams marking each other out like there was in Delhi. When you

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get strong numbers in those smaller teams, you know, they can spring a

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surprise. How do you rate the chances of Pete Kennaugh? You are

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going to be in the team car. We have more than just Pete. Andrew is not

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going to win but he will do a good job. We talked about tactics last

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night, and what I think is going to happen, I think it will either go

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one way or the other, it will be like the nationals last year, where

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we got it cleared from the beginning. Otherwise it is going to

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be controlled and the weather could play a part. It will be difficult to

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ride this course in the wet. I am confident that as a team, the Isle

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of Man cannot go into it just to compete, we have to try to win. I am

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confident. I am still waiting for it. That is why I am proud to be

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representing the Isle of Man right now. I hope the lads and the girls

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do well, we have been going away since we were 12 years old to go

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racing. The likes of Pete have been doing that, and others, just to

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compete against world tour riders and ultimately possibly be

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successful, that is a nice thing. Thank you very much. Great to hear

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from Mark Cavendish, but it is Thank you very much. Great to hear

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great shame that he is not out on the roads this afternoon. Of course

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he won on this circuit, the national championship last year. He gave some

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hints that this is perhaps not spontaneous, it is the look of a

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planned tactic, albeit a surprisingly one. There were some

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pauses in the discussion between Mark and GL intimating that this

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could go from the gun and he did not want to be caught in the position of

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having to defend and do all of the chasing. -- Jill. He is certainly

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not doing the chasing now, that's for sure. David Miller in the blue

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of Scotland, at the front of the chase. A kilometre or two earlier,

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getting across, that would have been interesting, a long breakaway. David

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Millar wants to get stuck in. I do not think we will

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Millar wants to get stuck in. I do on the climbs necessarily. Mark

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Cavendish said he felt some of the teams would be bullish and none has

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been more bullish than the Isle of Man and Pete Kennaugh in the first

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lap. Here he comes, four seasons in one day here in Glasgow. Four

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seasons in one lap, I think! Big grin from Pete Kennaugh, mixing it

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up at the start of the race, nobody was expecting this. Just over 20

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minutes for the first lap. 11 to go. There has been a lot of sorting out

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behind him. Pete Kennaugh, if he was to win today, and he is one of the

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favourites for the race, it would only be the third gold medal ever

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won in cycling by the Isle of Man, Peter Buckley winning the road race

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in 1966, and Mark Cavendish eight years ago. It has put the

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Australians on the back foot, it is down to them to do the chasing now.

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The gap is showing at around 30 seconds. Exactly 30 seconds. All of

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the Australians at the front are sensing the danger, there might be a

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long way to go but they will have to take this one seriously. The

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Australians talking take this one seriously. The

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race at the media conference, they said it would be a sprint because

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race at the media conference, they they will make sure it is a sprint.

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Plenty of other riders will try to make sure

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Plenty of other riders will try to different scenario and if it is

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Plenty of other riders will try to sprint, the likelihood is that it

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will be from a small group of maybe half a dozen. Absolutely. It is

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unusual for them to state their tactics so openly to the press. Mark

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Renshaw is a great lead out man for Mark Cavendish. He is not really a

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winner in his own right. It has been a year since he has had a win but he

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has always been there or thereabouts. We are talking about

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him all the way through his races. Caleb Ewan as well. A massively

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talented 20-year-old. If he can hang in towards the end, he has got a

:27:45.:27:50.

quick finish. It is a strong team, as ever. Let's hope this improvement

:27:51.:27:59.

in the weather stays for what is left of the race. As you can see,

:28:00.:28:10.

the field is splitting up markedly. Is that Ian Stannard out of the race

:28:11.:28:15.

already? It certainly looks that way to me. His season has been utterly

:28:16.:28:21.

ruined by the crash when he broke a better brain his back. -- vertebra

:28:22.:28:30.

in his back. You would think these conditions would suit Stannard,

:28:31.:28:33.

in his back. You would think these worse the weather, the better he

:28:34.:28:36.

goes, but he has quickly been knocked out of the running in terms

:28:37.:28:41.

of being able to assist in any way. The gap remains at 30 seconds. That

:28:42.:28:50.

is not big enough, couple of strong attacks and it could quickly be

:28:51.:28:53.

swamped, that kind of margin. He needs to push out a little bit. He

:28:54.:29:02.

desperately needs company. 160 odd kilometres on your own is simply too

:29:03.:29:08.

far in my opinion. Making the left-hand turn from Buchanan Street.

:29:09.:29:22.

Those who have positioned themselves in the

:29:23.:29:24.

Those who have positioned themselves in right spot near the barriers

:29:25.:29:27.

round here can see the riders twice on each lap, they can move a few

:29:28.:29:32.

yards up the road to see them coming back down notes on Mandela Place, a

:29:33.:29:41.

little bit later on in the lap. -- back down towards Nelson Mandela

:29:42.:29:42.

Place. Steve Cummings is up towards the

:29:43.:29:55.

front for England. Steve Cummings is a strong rider as well. He would do

:29:56.:30:03.

well in a breakaway situation. I am not sure that Peter Kennaugh can

:30:04.:30:12.

stretched his lead. You can see by his face that he is working strongly

:30:13.:30:15.

but he has not gone all in and he knows there is a long

:30:16.:30:17.

his face that he is working strongly but he has not gone all in way to

:30:18.:30:21.

go. We said from the start that this is an interesting tactic, very rare

:30:22.:30:24.

from somebody of his calibre, but clearly he knows what he's doing and

:30:25.:30:30.

he is to this move. -- he is commented to this move.

:30:31.:30:39.

The sun is shining down on the wet roads here. Just look at the size of

:30:40.:30:51.

that group now. We have got 30, 40 riders, absolute tops, still in

:30:52.:30:59.

contention here. It did not take long at all to get rid of almost 100

:31:00.:31:06.

riders from this field. He has stretched out his gap a little

:31:07.:31:10.

further now, 40 seconds. The interesting thing about these

:31:11.:31:15.

multisport games, particularly the Commonwealth Games, and why I

:31:16.:31:18.

enjoyed watching it more than any of the race, is that it tends to be

:31:19.:31:22.

more of a race of individuals. You do not have a strong team to control

:31:23.:31:29.

the race and dictate the terms. It is about the individuals who have

:31:30.:31:31.

the courage to go out and attack and make it happen. We saw that

:31:32.:31:39.

the courage to go out and attack and Delhi, a marvellous race. Peter

:31:40.:31:39.

Kennaugh it is still Delhi, a marvellous race. Peter

:31:40.:31:44.

the riders drop off. This is Mackenzie Smith of the Cayman

:31:45.:31:48.

Islands. He has decided that one lap was enough of this road race, giving

:31:49.:31:50.

the searing pace at the start. Into the park they go,

:31:51.:32:23.

again heads out to the West End for the second time. Very tough to get

:32:24.:32:28.

the second time. Very tough to anywhere near this section when we

:32:29.:32:29.

were trying to do a recce anywhere near this section when we

:32:30.:32:35.

of days ago with the lawn bowls anywhere near this section when we

:32:36.:32:41.

have a loan breakaway. There are 38 bends in every lap Tom and this is

:32:42.:32:44.

the place you want to do it. Get a bends in every lap Tom and this is

:32:45.:32:51.

behind. An interesting tactic, but a great place to do it.

:32:52.:33:10.

Over the river and into University Avenue for the leader. This looks

:33:11.:33:21.

like Luke Rowe, leading the chase. They have decided that it might not

:33:22.:33:24.

be the normal pattern of things but somebody has to kick-start this

:33:25.:33:27.

race. Riders are dropping out all the time here.

:33:28.:33:37.

The field is rapidly being whistled down here. Back at the front of the

:33:38.:33:48.

race. Nobody coming across to join Peter Kennaugh after his earlier

:33:49.:33:58.

attack. Plenty of time to respond. Many kilometres left to race yet. Is

:33:59.:34:04.

almost at the furthest point from Glasgow Green now. The furthest

:34:05.:34:10.

point West. He is about 5.5 kilometres into the lap and now is

:34:11.:34:12.

going to turn right into Byres Road. It is easy to for get when we are

:34:13.:34:30.

watching this action that it is tough. We still have 3.5 hours of

:34:31.:34:38.

racing left. It is a long way to that finish line, and that is the

:34:39.:34:43.

only point when it matters if you are in the lead. This

:34:44.:34:46.

quite interesting. It is well represented. Tuft is in there. A

:34:47.:34:58.

strong man in the trying trial -- in the time trial. A nice bit of

:34:59.:35:05.

daylight here. Northern Ireland represented as well. Tuft is the

:35:06.:35:14.

rider in the middle and he finished just outside the medals in the time

:35:15.:35:18.

trial the other day. And now I'm great George Street. Getting some

:35:19.:35:22.

company would suit Peter Kennaugh at the front. Some quality riders, they

:35:23.:35:27.

would be very useful. Those three are still holding their

:35:28.:35:48.

lead here. The camera angle is foreshortening the view at it. The

:35:49.:35:52.

camera motorbike is almost part of the team there. Let's get a close-up

:35:53.:35:58.

of these riders as go through, Tuft leading the way. Peter Hawkins of

:35:59.:36:03.

Northern Ireland is in there, and Nathan Haas as well, for Australia.

:36:04.:36:13.

It looks like Australia are playing a more traditional tactical plan

:36:14.:36:22.

here. They are using up their lesser riders first to do all of the

:36:23.:36:26.

chasing in the early race and saving the names for the last few

:36:27.:36:28.

kilometres. I really like turning it on its

:36:29.:36:41.

head, this approach that Peter Kennaugh has taken. I'm sure he will

:36:42.:36:45.

be able to talk us through it after the race and what the thinking was,

:36:46.:36:47.

because it did look like a preplanned move, very unusual.

:36:48.:36:55.

Here is Tuft from Canada. He finished both the Giro d'Italia and

:36:56.:37:10.

the Tour de France. A really old school tough professional at 37

:37:11.:37:14.

years old. Is no stranger to the rain, coming out of that Tour de

:37:15.:37:17.

France. We saw more of that in the month of July than we have for many

:37:18.:37:22.

years. Peter Hawkins just for a moment is slightly off the back of

:37:23.:37:25.

that little group, hanging onto the back wheel of Nathan Haas. Nathan

:37:26.:37:31.

Haas was second in the Tour of Britain a couple of years ago. And

:37:32.:37:36.

further up the load Road, our leader. It was almost as if he was

:37:37.:37:42.

shot from a gun at the start of the race. He just disappeared as soon as

:37:43.:37:44.

we got underway. Into Park Circus with the leader

:37:45.:38:00.

from the Isle of Man. The three are just closing down there, we can see

:38:01.:38:04.

them on the bottom left of the screen approaching the same corner.

:38:05.:38:08.

They are slowly making inroads into Peter Kennaugh's lead. 23 seconds

:38:09.:38:14.

now. Within the next few kilometres, we should see them join up, and that

:38:15.:38:21.

will be a very interesting group. Tuft is very good at the sustained

:38:22.:38:27.

efforts, fourth in the time trial a few days ago. Hawkins has got

:38:28.:38:32.

himself in good company year. He is in that little chasing group

:38:33.:38:44.

of three as the peloton goes through Park Circus. There is Hawkins. Fifth

:38:45.:38:54.

on a stage of the Tour of Britain in 2012. He is involved at the front of

:38:55.:38:59.

the racier, with just one rider further up the road. He didn't show

:39:00.:39:05.

up on the camera, but descending on paving stones, very smooth and

:39:06.:39:12.

slippery. They have just got to hold off the brakes long enough. It takes

:39:13.:39:15.

a lot of skill to ride around the circuit in these conditions. Here is

:39:16.:39:21.

the front of the main peloton, with New Zealand very well represented.

:39:22.:39:26.

40 seconds is the gap from the main field to Peter Kennaugh, so not much

:39:27.:39:39.

has changed. There has been a five second clawing back.

:39:40.:39:56.

He is starting to get a feel for this circuit now, he knows where the

:39:57.:40:02.

smooth sections are, where the grids are to be avoided. A short climb

:40:03.:40:09.

into Blythswood Square now before the left-hand turn and the straight

:40:10.:40:10.

fast run downhill the left-hand turn and the straight

:40:11.:40:16.

Mandela Place. Here is our chasing group of three.

:40:17.:40:23.

They are just turning off Souchiehall Street into Blythswood

:40:24.:40:32.

Street. But it is idea of gap between them.

:40:33.:40:37.

Here is Peter Kennaugh now. Really big crowds in the city centre, and

:40:38.:40:48.

they will be growing all the time as the race goes on. Cutting across

:40:49.:40:51.

Buchanan Street now. At long George Street. George Square

:40:52.:41:06.

will be on his right hand side shortly, a real focal point for the

:41:07.:41:11.

Commonwealth Games. We have seen many people having their photograph

:41:12.:41:18.

taken now. We have already have seven riders climbed off in this

:41:19.:41:21.

race, and I think that list will grow quickly in the course of the

:41:22.:41:22.

next lap. 133 left in the race so far. All of

:41:23.:41:34.

them are chasing Peter Kennaugh from the Isle of Man. The crowds here, no

:41:35.:41:44.

problem with the weather, five deep in some places on this circuit. One

:41:45.:41:47.

of the duties of having a street circuit is that it is easy for

:41:48.:41:52.

people to watch. Personally, I did it is a real triumph, what they have

:41:53.:41:55.

achieved here. They could have gone out into the Trossachs National

:41:56.:41:58.

Park, but instead they kept it all within the city of Glasgow and it

:41:59.:42:03.

has certainly got its own challenges, as we can fear. It is a

:42:04.:42:06.

tried and tested route, after they challenges, as we can fear. It is a

:42:07.:42:08.

held the national championships here last year. It was a bold move to do

:42:09.:42:12.

some thing like that last year. It was a bold move to do

:42:13.:42:15.

so many options, and I think it is paying off handsomely. This gives

:42:16.:42:25.

you a nice indication of how thoroughly unpleasant these few

:42:26.:42:30.

hundred yards off the course are. Cumulatively more and more

:42:31.:42:36.

difficult. Hawkins is on the front, with Nathan Haas right beside him.

:42:37.:42:42.

And others here on Montrose Street.

:42:43.:43:03.

And tough climb for Loto Petrus, the

:43:04.:43:06.

And Namibian on the back. A series of

:43:07.:43:13.

intervals there, interval training. Roger Aiken from Northern Ireland is

:43:14.:43:20.

just in front of the Namibian. Taking it nice and steady, and there

:43:21.:43:24.

is a bit of covering their on the street to help the riders.

:43:25.:43:30.

We are seeing some attacks starting to come now, and the team car is

:43:31.:43:36.

trying to get through. Almost getting involved in the action.

:43:37.:43:44.

Almost no straight roads to have an attached, really. They are having to

:43:45.:43:48.

jump as best as they can between corners, and you can see why it is

:43:49.:43:52.

so important to stay in the first 30 riders. You can see the action

:43:53.:43:54.

happening, but just cannot get involved with it if you are not

:43:55.:43:57.

within that first 30. They are not far behind now, so this

:43:58.:44:08.

race is still wide open. There is such a long way to go. This is just

:44:09.:44:18.

the second lap of 12. Canada have clearly decided that they are going

:44:19.:44:22.

to have attacking grace from the get go. 43 seconds is the size of the

:44:23.:44:33.

gap to the chase group. Remi Pelletier was very active on the

:44:34.:44:37.

track, he won the bronze medal in the scratch race, a race that was

:44:38.:44:40.

won by Shane Archibold of New Zealand. He has used his power on

:44:41.:44:46.

the track to get a very handsome gap there in a short space of time. E

:44:47.:44:50.

has worked hard for the team pursuit, a four minute effort. In

:44:51.:45:00.

the latter stages now of the second lap. Pele.

:45:01.:45:06.

He is behind the leader, Pete Kennaugh. That would be a strong

:45:07.:45:14.

grouping at the front if the Canadians suddenly had two in the

:45:15.:45:19.

lead group. The time gap has stayed roughly the same, everybody is

:45:20.:45:24.

riding pretty much at the same speed around the circuit and it cannot

:45:25.:45:27.

vary much because there is a terminal velocity to get around the

:45:28.:45:32.

bend is safely. There are so many corners, and in these wet conditions

:45:33.:45:39.

they restrict the maximum speed. Pete Kennaugh may be expending

:45:40.:45:47.

energy. But not much more than would normally be the case because of the

:45:48.:45:57.

nature of the course. A safe, smooth ride as well, he can dictate his own

:45:58.:46:01.

pace, he does not have too braked too hard. He can dictate his own

:46:02.:46:10.

line. Not having to work too hard. I was talking to the England team

:46:11.:46:18.

manager Chris Newton. Lizzie Armitstead was asking the motorbikes

:46:19.:46:23.

for some information on various routes. We have not had any time

:46:24.:46:29.

checks in the past few routes. We have not had any time

:46:30.:46:33.

thankfully the system has come to life. As they come towards the end

:46:34.:46:37.

of the second lap, here is Pete Kennaugh. Turning right into the

:46:38.:46:44.

finishing straight. In the sunshine 20 minutes ago, but it has changed

:46:45.:46:51.

somewhat. Some more specks of rain at the moment. He has been out in

:46:52.:46:59.

front pretty much since the race started, 168 kilometres is the

:47:00.:47:06.

distance, 28 covered. Like the previous lap, he has chosen this as

:47:07.:47:13.

the place to feed. You need to stay on top. He will be burning 1300

:47:14.:47:23.

calories per hour. The moment you start to feel hungry it is

:47:24.:47:24.

effectively over. It does not look like Pete Kennaugh

:47:25.:47:44.

well have any company any time soon. The breakaway has been overhauled.

:47:45.:47:58.

Second over the line is Pelletier. The three who were chasing have been

:47:59.:48:03.

brought back in. Pelletier is now second. It seemed at that he was

:48:04.:48:06.

hurtling down the road with his team-mate just ahead of him. They're

:48:07.:48:12.

rather remnants of the peloton coming through, and my goodness me,

:48:13.:48:18.

it has been whittled down quickly. 14 riders left chasing Pete Kennaugh

:48:19.:48:23.

now in the main group. It is reasonable to say that that is the

:48:24.:48:25.

only group that will be contesting things. David Millar is still in

:48:26.:48:31.

there. Geraint Thomas is in the group but we have not seen him. He

:48:32.:48:37.

is out of vision at the moment. Pete Kennaugh is now heading into Argyle

:48:38.:48:38.

Street. Here is Pelletier. Mark Renshaw is in the group as well. One

:48:39.:48:46.

of the danger men for the day, Renshaw is in the group as well. One

:48:47.:48:52.

comes down to a sprint finish. All of the favourites in fact are still

:48:53.:48:58.

tucked away in there. And we probably won't see them through an

:48:59.:49:03.

hour or so. The mistaken or beard at Dan Craven of Namibia in the back of

:49:04.:49:09.

the group, just going round, at the back of the peloton as they went

:49:10.:49:13.

over the line. Australia have decided that it is their

:49:14.:49:18.

responsibility to do the chasing. They have been forced to use up some

:49:19.:49:23.

firepower, just to regulate the race. Quite a high prices being paid

:49:24.:49:29.

to put them under pressure, though. Pete Kennaugh is

:49:30.:49:32.

to put them under pressure, though. amount of energy to stay up there.

:49:33.:49:48.

Roe Is also policing the front of the peloton. Here is the leader.

:49:49.:49:56.

There is no leeway. He has been as high as 45 seconds ahead. It settles

:49:57.:50:03.

down the race. It blew it apart on the first lap, unexpectedly, but now

:50:04.:50:06.

it has settled into a rhythm and nothing has changed for a while. It

:50:07.:50:10.

is as if they know that he is within range and they are happy to keep in

:50:11.:50:17.

there. A flurry of attacks behind. Still filtering over the line at the

:50:18.:50:27.

end of the second lap. It looks like the Canadians have got this group

:50:28.:50:46.

surrounded. Roche From the Isle of Man is also there. He has ridden in

:50:47.:50:50.

every single Commonwealth Games raced since 1990. -- race since

:50:51.:51:02.

1990. Pete Kennaugh does not seem to mind as he goes along St Vincent

:51:03.:51:08.

Street. Well, checking behind all the time now. This is an interesting

:51:09.:51:14.

sign. I don't know whether he is waiting for company and whether he

:51:15.:51:21.

should start to let it go now. Pelletier looks willing but he does

:51:22.:51:26.

not appear to be closing the gap. He rode in the individual and team the

:51:27.:51:31.

shoot, finishing ninth. He did really well to snatch a medal in the

:51:32.:51:40.

scratch race. Geraint Thomas, there. Having a little chat. Thomas rode

:51:41.:51:46.

well, in the time trial, getting a bronze medal. He was not far away. A

:51:47.:51:53.

very strong performance. For a long time I thought he would pull off the

:51:54.:51:57.

win but he slipped back in the final, Alex Dowsett with a

:51:58.:52:02.

tremendous turnaround, the 15 second deficit. Joe Kelly from the Isle of

:52:03.:52:08.

Man has pulled out, we saw him racing on the track as well. He is

:52:09.:52:14.

race has been run. He is riding with his brother Jake, also in the Isle

:52:15.:52:20.

of Man team. But his team-mate here, Pete Kennaugh is leading the way.

:52:21.:52:24.

And there is a long way to go, as you can see.

:52:25.:52:34.

We have not seen a are generally the long shots when

:52:35.:52:48.

somebody attacks from the gun. The riders behind are certainly nervous,

:52:49.:52:53.

that's for sure, in the peloton, but they are conserving energy by

:52:54.:52:57.

staying in the wheels. More riders are dropping out, Zach Bell, I

:52:58.:53:01.

really experienced rider, he has been involved in nearly all of the

:53:02.:53:04.

races on the track and the road, the time trial on Thursday, and twice a

:53:05.:53:12.

former world champion on the track. And Bell, the national Canadian

:53:13.:53:19.

champion for 2013. His race is run. Fairly early on, it must be said, he

:53:20.:53:23.

obviously wants to concentrate on the track.

:53:24.:53:25.

obviously wants to concentrate on time check, who is coming through

:53:26.:53:34.

where, 49 seconds on our clerk to the main group. 38 seconds to

:53:35.:53:40.

Pelletier, but what is interesting is that one of the guys chasing is

:53:41.:53:42.

Rohan Dennis and I thought that is that one of the guys chasing is

:53:43.:53:46.

would do a really good ride today in his own right, I thought maybe they

:53:47.:53:49.

were bluffing with the press, saying they were going all in with Mark

:53:50.:53:53.

Renshaw for the sprints, but perhaps that is what they are doing, it

:53:54.:53:57.

seems to be a very good ride to be using so early in the race. Scott

:53:58.:54:01.

Thwaites is doing a lot of the policing

:54:02.:54:04.

Thwaites is doing a lot of the towards the front of the peloton in

:54:05.:54:09.

the early stages, out of Kelvingrove Park goes the leader. He is really

:54:10.:54:14.

getting a feel for the line, his Park goes the leader. He is really

:54:15.:54:21.

speed has gone up. Well, not a great day

:54:22.:54:25.

speed has gone up. Well, not a great start well and he must hadn't 50

:54:26.:54:27.

yards before he had a mechanical problem with his bike. -- he must

:54:28.:54:36.

have only done 50 yards. I am surprised he is still out there, I

:54:37.:54:43.

think there might have been more of a gap, maybe the peloton has

:54:44.:54:46.

decided, we will leave it for awhile and pick it up in few hours. He is

:54:47.:54:52.

caught in no man's land, at the last time check he was still a

:54:53.:54:54.

considerable distance behind Pete Kennaugh. But he is slowly making up

:54:55.:55:05.

ground. Here comes the peloton. Wales are well represented with Roe

:55:06.:55:12.

and Geraint Thomas, Thomas is fourth in line here in the white jersey

:55:13.:55:15.

with red shorts and the blew down the centre of his helmet. -- blue.

:55:16.:55:28.

When you are caught out on the back foot like this and you are in the

:55:29.:55:31.

position of having to chase, hard choices have to be made and that is

:55:32.:55:35.

what Australia has done, they have sacrificed some good riders to

:55:36.:55:39.

regulate the race, but they have only got good riders here. A very

:55:40.:55:44.

strong all-round team, they only got good riders here. A very

:55:45.:55:49.

got. Saint Georges Street is coming up now. This is one of the steeper

:55:50.:56:00.

sections of the course. It was here where Lizzie Armitstead launched her

:56:01.:56:06.

race winning victory with a powerful surge up the centre of the road.

:56:07.:56:13.

There is Mark Cavendish. Leading out of the team car. Not short of a few

:56:14.:56:20.

words. I am not sure what that hand gesture is but it does not looking

:56:21.:56:23.

courage in, does it? That's for sure. They will be having a bit of a

:56:24.:56:35.

discussion here. -- encouraging. Pete Kennaugh presses on and so does

:56:36.:56:39.

discussion here. -- encouraging. Pelletier in trying to reel him in.

:56:40.:56:43.

Making a two man break at the start of the race. Pelletier, along Great

:56:44.:56:51.

George Street. A lot of time checks. Very different to the ones that we

:56:52.:56:55.

have seen on screen. 41 seconds behind, Pelletier. 64 seconds back

:56:56.:57:06.

to the peloton. The Canadian is not making up any ground at all.

:57:07.:57:10.

Absolutely flying down Gibson Street here. The road then moves to the

:57:11.:57:23.

left-hand side. That is the only respite he will get from while, the

:57:24.:57:28.

you can see the speed dropping. Going up or down. There is basically

:57:29.:57:30.

no flat on the circuit Going up or down. There is basically

:57:31.:57:43.

is a riders eye view of the chase. Tucking into the most

:57:44.:57:48.

is a riders eye view of the chase. aerodynamically efficient position

:57:49.:57:55.

that he can. Down this descent. He would have been interesting to

:57:56.:57:59.

that he can. Down this descent. He listen to, in the conversation

:58:00.:58:03.

between Mark Cavendish and Pete Kennaugh a few minutes ago. They do

:58:04.:58:10.

not often convey that he is doing a great job, they were aggrieved about

:58:11.:58:11.

something. Wales again are well represented

:58:12.:58:35.

towards the front of the main peloton. Three of the first four

:58:36.:58:40.

places are filled by Welsh men. A good line-up. Mould we have already

:58:41.:58:49.

seen out of the race. Scott Davies, Owain Doull, Roe and Geraint Thomas

:58:50.:58:59.

riding for Wales this afternoon. The lead at the last check was 64

:59:00.:59:04.

seconds and I think he needs three minutes plus to be in with a shout

:59:05.:59:08.

of the win at this sort of distance out because once the racing really

:59:09.:59:14.

starts and be attacking starts and it is consistent, the gap will come

:59:15.:59:17.

down quickly. He is a strong rider, and he knows what he is doing. But

:59:18.:59:23.

it is a long way when the lead has not gone much over a minute. It is a

:59:24.:59:28.

long way. It is just a very unusual tactics. There is a reason this is

:59:29.:59:39.

unusual, because it normally just doesn't work. Remi Pelletier has

:59:40.:59:48.

realised he was effectively banging his head against a brick wall. Rohan

:59:49.:59:58.

Dennis was so frustrated on Thursday to finish with a silver medal in the

:59:59.:59:59.

time trial. A strong line-up for Wales. Luke

:00:00.:00:18.

Rowe is also close to the front, keeping out of trouble. For me, he

:00:19.:00:20.

is one of the potential riders here. Quite soon the city it is going to

:00:21.:00:41.

set in. -- the fatigue. About an hour, an hour and a half in, you

:00:42.:00:47.

start to ache and think, was this it a good idea after all? A nice and

:00:48.:00:52.

steady rhythm being tapped out on the front of that peloton, with a

:00:53.:00:57.

largely in troubled face on the Australian. -- untroubled. We have

:00:58.:01:09.

lost about 15% of the riders in this race, with about 118

:01:10.:01:13.

lost about 15% of the riders in this around the circuit, but only about

:01:14.:01:17.

40 of them still in contention. I was going to say, most of them will

:01:18.:01:20.

be stronger over the circuit, from what we have seen. Geraint Thomas is

:01:21.:01:30.

the cyclist with the white rimmed what we have seen. Geraint Thomas is

:01:31.:01:39.

shades on. 41 riders, including Peter Kennaugh, in the action, with

:01:40.:01:45.

everyone else more than Formica minutes behind now. So this is the

:01:46.:01:48.

race that we are seeing here, as Canada put the pressure on yet

:01:49.:01:54.

again. The Canadian riders are looking livelier, trying to animate

:01:55.:01:55.

the action. The rain is pouring in one part of

:01:56.:02:24.

the course, yet it is dry on another part.

:02:25.:02:31.

Back onto Montrose Street, the Cote de Montrose, for Peter Kennaugh.

:02:32.:02:45.

Through the showers and into the sunshine, it seems. I am not sure

:02:46.:02:52.

whether he is sure how far he is different. Is not looking as

:02:53.:02:55.

comfortable as he was, which is to be expected, but there are still an

:02:56.:02:58.

awful be expected, but there are still an

:02:59.:03:00.

long way to go here, and these crimes are now starting to look like

:03:01.:03:03.

hard climbs. He was flowing over them for the first couple of laps,

:03:04.:03:08.

but not any more. Now it is really starting to bite.

:03:09.:03:17.

Everybody feels comfortable now not to be fighting for different

:03:18.:03:23.

positions. England and Australia are taking control, and everybody feels

:03:24.:03:30.

comfortable to sit in the string and wait and let the kilometres tick

:03:31.:03:36.

by. Jack Bauer is on the right-hand side your picture. He is moving into

:03:37.:03:42.

the centre. Alex Dowsett, with the red and white and the helmet with

:03:43.:03:50.

navy size and a lime green line right down the centre. Daisy will it

:03:51.:03:59.

in the blue of Scotland not far from the front. The riders are toiling up

:04:00.:04:03.

a Montrose Street. They are bringing up the rear in that group, Robert

:04:04.:04:10.

Aitken once again. Shane Archibold there, number 102 from New Zealand.

:04:11.:04:19.

I would be surprised if he sees the end of this race, Shane Archibold.

:04:20.:04:21.

He is a superb track rider, end of this race, Shane Archibold.

:04:22.:04:24.

is difficult to switch between events at such short notice. William

:04:25.:04:30.

Routley is at the back of the alert on as well. He was a surprise winner

:04:31.:04:36.

in the Tour of California on one stage this season. That is the gap

:04:37.:04:40.

that the leader has at the moment. Is slowly moving away.

:04:41.:04:52.

Blue skies are visible here. Not the crowds will enjoy it. They have

:04:53.:05:02.

come out in their tens of thousands, despite the weather, to support

:05:03.:05:07.

these riders. They are heading into wards Glasgow Green again now, along

:05:08.:05:08.

London Road. Almost one quarter of a way through

:05:09.:05:36.

the race now. 100 and to go. -- 128 kilometres to go.

:05:37.:05:47.

Blessed with another two minutes of sunshine. 106 TA kilometres -- 168

:05:48.:06:19.

kilometres, this race. The People's Palace in the middle of the screen

:06:20.:06:21.

there. And now Peter National road champion. He is on

:06:22.:06:43.

fantastic form, and he was bitterly disappointed to be left out of the

:06:44.:06:49.

Tour de France team. He is responding in the most eloquent way

:06:50.:06:54.

that any athlete can do when they do not agree with the management, and

:06:55.:06:59.

that is to do the talking with his legs. A very compact and meat style,

:07:00.:07:03.

very economic all. A 1-piece legs. A very compact and meat style,

:07:04.:07:10.

sued for the day. He knew he would be out there writing against the

:07:11.:07:17.

clock. Is such a talented rider, Peter Kennaugh. He has bitten off

:07:18.:07:24.

quite a lot here with this tactic. That is for sure.

:07:25.:07:36.

crosses the line now. The flag of the Isle of Man flutters proudly in

:07:37.:07:45.

the breeze, as Peter Kennaugh comes up towards the line, once again. If

:07:46.:07:53.

you have just joined our coverage, this rider from the Isle of Man has

:07:54.:07:56.

led almost from the start of the race. Three laps done, nine to go. I

:07:57.:08:10.

think this time check will get here is the truly reliable one as to

:08:11.:08:14.

where we are in terms of the race overall.

:08:15.:08:18.

Here comes the peloton, with Wales very well represented at the front.

:08:19.:08:32.

A couple of left-hand turns to go, sorry, a couple of right-hand turns

:08:33.:08:36.

to go, before they head up the finishing straight. David Millar,

:08:37.:08:41.

the bronze-medallist, from four years ago in Delhi, is safely tucked

:08:42.:08:45.

in about a dozen riders back. Here they come now. They are cautiously

:08:46.:08:54.

taking that right-hand turn. They have completed just over one quarter

:08:55.:08:57.

of the race distance. This will take just over Formica hours to complete

:08:58.:09:06.

this race -- just over four hours to complete this race, and I am sure

:09:07.:09:13.

that is just synching in for Peter Kennaugh now. His lead is slowly

:09:14.:09:17.

building. And still sitting at the front of that peloton, rowing

:09:18.:09:20.

various -- Rohan Dennis. You can see the seniority and

:09:21.:09:50.

experience shining through, with the professionals, like Terrence Thomas,

:09:51.:09:55.

or riding near the front. We will see all the main names in the main

:09:56.:10:00.

30, making sure they stay out of trouble and intelligent anything

:10:01.:10:01.

happens. Peter Kennaugh is going along Argyle

:10:02.:10:16.

Street. He is ready to turn right, into the shopping heartland of the

:10:17.:10:18.

city of Glasgow, Buchanan Street. The peloton is coming out of Glasgow

:10:19.:10:29.

Green and back onto the city streets now. Sam Harrison is in second place

:10:30.:10:34.

there, with the red stripe down the centre of his helmet. And then there

:10:35.:10:42.

for Northern Ireland, Robert Aitken. He seems

:10:43.:10:46.

for Northern Ireland, Robert mechanical problem. He may have

:10:47.:10:48.

already had some problems in the race. It looks like they

:10:49.:10:55.

already had some problems in the the Alan Keyes out, so something

:10:56.:11:02.

needs adjusting. This is the bit where the mechanic earns his money.

:11:03.:11:09.

The seat is coming loose there. Repairs on the Move! Difficult on a

:11:10.:11:21.

course like this, that is for sure, because there is so little straight.

:11:22.:11:29.

He needs to get a move on, because he is 100m behind this peloton now,

:11:30.:11:36.

and they are travelling at over 40 kilometres an hour. And in a minute

:11:37.:11:46.

or so he were becoming up this hill as well, so he could do with getting

:11:47.:11:48.

his seat tightened up. That as well, so he could do with getting

:11:49.:11:53.

gap, the information that the leader will be receiving. I am not sure he

:11:54.:11:58.

is carrying a radio, I cannot see one. The riders do have that option,

:11:59.:12:02.

to be able to get time check from the car. We have had a crash. Rohan

:12:03.:12:10.

Dennis has gone down. Very bad news for Australia. Rohan Dennis on the

:12:11.:12:19.

deck, at the right-hand turn into Buchanan Street from Argyle Street.

:12:20.:12:23.

He had done such a good job, just marshalling everything on the front

:12:24.:12:26.

of the peloton for so long. Let's have a look here. Not a great shot,

:12:27.:12:36.

but you certainly get the idea. Just going down right at the start, as he

:12:37.:12:42.

went into that corner. The whole English team just managed to avoid

:12:43.:12:46.

that one. Just a moment's in attention as they settle into the

:12:47.:12:51.

rhythm. And he does not look like he is getting back on. Vigilance

:12:52.:12:57.

required at all times. Australia are one down there. It has sparked off

:12:58.:13:03.

the attacking, and it is Canada again you are trying to move away.

:13:04.:13:07.

The England team are happy to let the Australians do the pacemaking.

:13:08.:13:13.

Now they are on the counter, while the Australians get themselves

:13:14.:13:13.

organised. The rider who is following is Owain

:13:14.:13:30.

Doull, who has had an excellent Commonwealth Games. He is another

:13:31.:13:35.

really talented young British rider, fourth in the under 23 Tour

:13:36.:13:44.

of Flanders earlier this year. Very attentive. Very keen to get involved

:13:45.:13:51.

in the action. I think this is Nic Hamilton from Canada on the front at

:13:52.:13:56.

the moment. He had to miss the track programme because he crashed into

:13:57.:14:00.

one of the officials, collided with one of the officials, while training

:14:01.:14:03.

on the track, the day before competition started. Both he and the

:14:04.:14:09.

official were injured, and he said that some contrition. I think I am

:14:10.:14:12.

right in saying that the officials of a broken collarbone, thankfully,

:14:13.:14:17.

he is OK. He had to sit at the track programme. Peter Kennaugh is

:14:18.:14:21.

completely unaware of all the action going on behind him. The Road is

:14:22.:14:29.

starting to try out a bit, or the water is starting to thin out a bit.

:14:30.:14:39.

A pleasant interlude. Wales are happy to follow, but not ready to

:14:40.:14:42.

launch their own attacks just yet. But they are riding strongly as a

:14:43.:14:46.

team come and I can see Sam Harrison riding there. One of the major teams

:14:47.:14:53.

yet, Australia, who had a plan of action, have just had one of their

:14:54.:14:56.

strongest riders taking out of the race, so what are they going to do

:14:57.:15:00.

differently now? They are already starting to look around. They have

:15:01.:15:05.

not replaced another front. They may think it is now time for somebody

:15:06.:15:07.

else to take the chase. Plenty of think it is now time for somebody

:15:08.:15:18.

here. David Millar was again in the front 15,

:15:19.:15:20.

here. David Millar was again in the thereabouts. Here now, up towards

:15:21.:15:21.

the front, Scott Davis. Is he thereabouts. Here now, up towards

:15:22.:15:28.

off the back? I think he is at the back at the moment.

:15:29.:15:37.

off the back? I think he is at the 19-year-old, the new British

:15:38.:15:39.

National under 23 time trial champion. It

:15:40.:15:44.

National under 23 time trial the team car pulls in front of you

:15:45.:15:52.

but in fact they are trying to help them out, give them a bridge back to

:15:53.:15:58.

the peloton. Four out of 12 in the men's road race, and as has been the

:15:59.:16:03.

case since the start, Pete Kennaugh of the Isle of Man is leading and

:16:04.:16:08.

his lead is little over a minute. STUDIO: We will take a break from

:16:09.:16:13.

this compound in road race, if you want to continue watching it the

:16:14.:16:17.

next couple of minutes, live uninterrupted coverage is on the red

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button. Press red now. It has been such a busy day, we will update you

:16:25.:16:35.

what has been going on. These are today's top stories... The

:16:36.:16:43.

opportunity as they roll away. Lizzie Armitstead beats everyone in

:16:44.:16:47.

the road race this morning. One well timed attack brought her clear to

:16:48.:16:52.

clinch gold. An English one-two, Emma Pooley taking gold in her last

:16:53.:17:04.

ever race. They overcame fellow English opposition. 2-0 inside 40

:17:05.:17:14.

minutes. 3-3 at full time between England and New Zealand in the

:17:15.:17:19.

bronze medal match four years ago and again today. New Zealand took it

:17:20.:17:25.

on penalty strokes in Delhi but this time England won 4-2 in the shoot

:17:26.:17:30.

out. Kirsty Gilmour reached the final in the badminton at Li took it

:17:31.:17:38.

21-14, 21-7 to win the gold medal. A brilliant silver medal for the

:17:39.:17:42.

20-year-old Gilmour. England's netball team followed up the painful

:17:43.:17:48.

last-gasp semifinal defeat to New Zealand where they lost to Jamaica

:17:49.:17:55.

in today's runs medal match. -- bronze medal. Staying with netball,

:17:56.:17:59.

over on BBC Three in a few moments it is currently half-time, there was

:18:00.:18:04.

a super gold medal match taking place at the Hydro, the fifth time

:18:05.:18:08.

netball has been part of the Commonwealth Games and Australia and

:18:09.:18:12.

New Zealand have met in every final. Two wins each. New Zealand's

:18:13.:18:18.

defeating Australia in the last two finals. The 2010 final was decided

:18:19.:18:23.

in sudden death and this one looks tight, too. At half-time it is 24-28

:18:24.:18:30.

to Australia. They will resume in a few minutes on BBC Three. The Indian

:18:31.:18:41.

became the first male Indian badminton player to reach an Olympic

:18:42.:18:44.

quarterfinal in 2010 and this is a terrific match. It has gone to the

:18:45.:18:52.

third and decisive game. We have so much action, men's doubles bronze

:18:53.:19:00.

medal Squash has just did. -- just started. Both pairs were

:19:01.:19:06.

comprehensively beaten in their semifinals yesterday. That is just

:19:07.:19:11.

at, website. And also live hockey as Australia take on India in a repeat

:19:12.:19:16.

of the 2010 Delhi final and as you can see Australia are 2-0 up. So

:19:17.:19:27.

much choice today. Of course we have full coverage on the website and

:19:28.:19:30.

much choice today. Of course we have radio five live. Let's hand you back

:19:31.:19:33.

to Chris Boardman and Simon Brotherton. COMMENTATOR: Still on

:19:34.:19:39.

the fourth lap out of 12 and there is the leader, Pete Kennaugh of the

:19:40.:19:46.

Isle of Man, still out in front and riding through the West End, just

:19:47.:19:50.

across the way from Kelvingrove Park, through Park Circus. And his

:19:51.:19:57.

lead is around a minute and a half. One minute, 33. That is the new

:19:58.:20:03.

confirmed lead. He is eking out two or three seconds a lap at the

:20:04.:20:07.

moment. Still a lot of racing for him to do. Two and a half hours on

:20:08.:20:11.

the road before he gets to the finish line for the last

:20:12.:20:15.

the road before he gets to the Desperately sad for the Australians

:20:16.:20:18.

that they lost Rohan Dennis, he was doing all of the pacemaking. The

:20:19.:20:22.

Australians had a think about it and have regrouped, putting Michael

:20:23.:20:29.

Hepburn on the front. Michael Hepburn Road in the time trial early

:20:30.:20:36.

in the week, he is in sixth place. The national time trial champion of

:20:37.:20:41.

Australia. Now taking control of the front of the peloton for a while.

:20:42.:20:45.

The home Nations favourites are near the front. Dowsett is back there.

:20:46.:20:53.

Sam Harrison is in second place for Wales. Wales have been very

:20:54.:20:58.

attentive, they have had their entire team in the top 20 for all of

:20:59.:21:04.

the last two laps. Not a big group now, only around 38 riders left.

:21:05.:21:08.

the last two laps. Not a big group the head of affairs. James McCallum

:21:09.:21:16.

and David Millar for Scotland. David Millar is half a dozen back in blue.

:21:17.:21:21.

Jack Bauer is close by as well. He was so close to a stage win in the

:21:22.:21:25.

Tour de France, having been in a lone breakaway. Talking about loan

:21:26.:21:31.

breakaways, Peter Kennaugh, 168 kilometres, Jack Bauer had been away

:21:32.:21:37.

for 220 kilometres with one other rider and he got to within 40 metres

:21:38.:21:43.

of the line or something like that. It was desperately sad and they both

:21:44.:21:47.

knew, human nature took over, they knew that if they stopped and looked

:21:48.:21:50.

at each other they would lose the race, and if they did not come one

:21:51.:21:56.

of them was going to lose, and the pores cost them. You always like to

:21:57.:22:00.

see people making it but that is what makes it spectacular viewing.

:22:01.:22:04.

Jack Bauer afterwards was heartbroken. It was a heartbreaking

:22:05.:22:09.

moment but eight stupendous by grace. -- a stupendous bicycle race.

:22:10.:22:21.

As they had down, Pete Kennaugh of the Isle of Man leads the way,

:22:22.:22:26.

coming into Nelson Mandela Place. As he cuts across Buchanan Street and

:22:27.:22:31.

into George Street again. The left-hand turn and the climate of

:22:32.:22:35.

Montrose Street is looming on the horizon for him once more. He must

:22:36.:22:41.

be getting thoroughly sick of that small climb, it is getting steeper

:22:42.:22:48.

and steep every time does it. Every time he swings around. He is making

:22:49.:22:52.

short work of it. The news is that this is only lap four out of 12 and

:22:53.:22:56.

he will become familiar with it as afternoon wears on. More action

:22:57.:23:02.

behind. He is trying to force his way back in. Scott Davies is trying

:23:03.:23:06.

to get back onto the back of the peloton having crashed earlier. He

:23:07.:23:10.

is time trialling his peloton having crashed earlier. He

:23:11.:23:14.

the head of the peloton. It has taken him a long time to get back.

:23:15.:23:22.

Scraping another seven seconds. He is now one minute 40 ahead. He has

:23:23.:23:29.

found his rhythm again. He has exchanged words with Mark

:23:30.:23:32.

Cavendish. He looks to be on top of his game now. Dancing up the 20%

:23:33.:23:41.

gradient climb. Look at the scene in the background, that shows you how

:23:42.:23:45.

high the climb is. Montrose Street is under his wheels again and he

:23:46.:23:48.

will not have to do that for another 20 minutes or so. He took it very

:23:49.:23:57.

much in his stride. We have reiterated this already a couple of

:23:58.:24:00.

times but it bears mentioning again, six climbs of similar fashion on

:24:01.:24:08.

this circuit. By the time they get to the finish, there will be 7200

:24:09.:24:16.

feet of climbing. So it looks like a standard circuit but it has all of

:24:17.:24:20.

the makings of a major race. Just packaged in a different way. Hepburn

:24:21.:24:27.

is now doing the job of Rohan Dennis until he crashed out early in the

:24:28.:24:32.

lap. He looks comfortable enough. Harrison is still third in line.

:24:33.:24:44.

Past George Square and now heading for Montrose Street once again.

:24:45.:25:00.

And now the road just kicks up. The real benefit here to being in the

:25:01.:25:10.

first part of the peloton going around the corner is that you can

:25:11.:25:14.

see them gliding round, just feathering the brakes, but further

:25:15.:25:20.

towards the back they have to almost stopped. David

:25:21.:25:21.

towards the back they have to almost fifth in the peloton in the White

:25:22.:25:30.

helmets. Up towards the front, he has been, throughout the day. He is

:25:31.:25:35.

seventh in line at the moment, David Millar. You would think it was a

:25:36.:25:43.

sunny day from that shot, wouldn't you? Incredibly it actually looks

:25:44.:25:43.

quite summary. -- summery. you? Incredibly it actually looks

:25:44.:25:58.

on, as you? Incredibly it actually looks

:25:59.:26:04.

race. London Road. This is a problem for Geraint Thomas! Well, he has

:26:05.:26:15.

just got his wheel changed. It is a very slow change, I have to say. I

:26:16.:26:19.

do not know who this mechanic is, but that is really costing him, and

:26:20.:26:21.

that is a big chase to get back on. but that is really costing him, and

:26:22.:26:31.

designated leader, will they come back to help him out? We will wait

:26:32.:26:37.

and see. He is nearly out of the team cars, so now he will have to

:26:38.:26:41.

come up with a stiff chase. This is a long chase for Geraint Thomas.

:26:42.:26:46.

come up with a stiff chase. This is is such a shame because he was

:26:47.:26:48.

staying in the top 20 or 30 is such a shame because he was

:26:49.:26:51.

whole time but he has been almost invisible

:26:52.:26:54.

whole time but he has been almost from a ride of his calibre so early

:26:55.:26:59.

in the race. We know that his form is good after the fantastic time

:27:00.:27:03.

trial and he rode beautifully in the Tour de France. -- rider of his

:27:04.:27:10.

calibre. He has signed a new deal with Sky. He looks more than capable

:27:11.:27:12.

given the opportunity of a top ten with Sky. He looks more than capable

:27:13.:27:15.

given the opportunity of ride in the Tour de France in future but who

:27:16.:27:18.

knows what he's capable of? He spends most of his time riding for

:27:19.:27:23.

the people in those events. He is an immensely talented cyclist

:27:24.:27:28.

nonetheless. Here is the leader, Peter Kennaugh. Mixed feelings, I am

:27:29.:27:35.

sure he had mixed feelings about his track silver medal. He is a winner,

:27:36.:27:41.

isn't he? Winners are seldom happy with Silvers. They do not see it as

:27:42.:27:48.

winning the silver, they see it as losing the gold medal. Eight of

:27:49.:27:55.

competition between the Isle of Man and New Zealand in that race. -- it

:27:56.:28:01.

was a tough competition. It makes it look as if he is out for a Sunday

:28:02.:28:07.

stroll but he is averaging more than 25 mph, despite all of the twist and

:28:08.:28:14.

turns in the climbs. A consistent 25 mph. He is being cheered on by the

:28:15.:28:22.

crowd. This is where we will get the true indication of how his lead is

:28:23.:28:25.

faring over the last 20 minutes or so. Well over a third of the way

:28:26.:28:38.

into his day now. 56 kilometres completed as he crosses the line.

:28:39.:28:46.

One hour and 23 minutes so far, just over 40 kilometres an hour is his

:28:47.:28:50.

average speed so far. We expect the race to be just over four hours.

:28:51.:29:00.

Here comes the main peloton. Splattered from head to toe. I think

:29:01.:29:05.

the gap has come down quite considerably now. It is going to

:29:06.:29:11.

take them half a minute to get up the finishing straight, Geraint

:29:12.:29:14.

Thomas is making his way through, he is on the other side of the park so

:29:15.:29:18.

perhaps one kilometre behind the group now, he has a long way to go

:29:19.:29:23.

to catch up. He is treading his way through all of the cars. He has two

:29:24.:29:30.

drop-down now, until he goes into the finishing straight.

:29:31.:29:36.

This is not good news for Terrence Thomas -- Terrence Thomas. He has

:29:37.:29:47.

Peter Kennaugh's lead is still very got a puncture.

:29:48.:29:54.

Peter Kennaugh's lead is still very healthy. I think it is going to be

:29:55.:30:01.

pretty similar to last time, when the time they cross the line, with

:30:02.:30:06.

Michael Hepburn tapping at the ribbon at the front for Australia. I

:30:07.:30:11.

actually think he has built on that lead and grabbed a few more seconds.

:30:12.:30:20.

This is where the riders are choosing to feed, rather than going

:30:21.:30:26.

back to team cars. It is often the way on a team races that there is a

:30:27.:30:29.

designated feeding area. Shane Archibold has regained his

:30:30.:30:45.

rhythm. We saw him struggling, but he has got back up there. He is not

:30:46.:30:58.

far behind, Geraint Thomas. There is a certain camaraderie with the team

:30:59.:31:03.

cars, he will accelerate slowly to help you stay in the slipstream,

:31:04.:31:05.

apart from this one! Nobody from the Welsh team has come

:31:06.:31:29.

to Shepherd Geraint Thomas back to the peloton. He has been left to

:31:30.:31:36.

fend for himself. The team cars tend to help out when so many has had a

:31:37.:31:44.

mishap like this. Peter Kennaugh's lead now, heading towards to minutes

:31:45.:31:48.

-- to magnets. Nobody is having an easy ride here.

:31:49.:32:03.

The shape of the cause that means that you have to work hard

:32:04.:32:07.

accelerating out of corners and into crimes. It is not a case of

:32:08.:32:12.

everybody rolling around waiting to start racing. Is a good cause. Is a

:32:13.:32:20.

different course, certainly. But it has made for interesting racing,

:32:21.:32:24.

certainly in the winning's race this morning. For a multisport event like

:32:25.:32:28.

the Commonwealth Games, it has kept it accessible to people and kept

:32:29.:32:32.

invisible, and there is always something different going on, and

:32:33.:32:35.

even the weather has played its part to make it more dynamic. This is one

:32:36.:32:38.

of the great free spectacles of to make it more dynamic. This is one

:32:39.:32:46.

events like the marathon. The closing ceremony is at Hampden Park

:32:47.:32:54.

later on today. It is down to Geraint Thomas to close Alaska blog

:32:55.:32:58.

metres as he comes towards the back of the peloton. They turned into

:32:59.:33:02.

Buchanan Street and back into the main pack for Geraint Thomas. The

:33:03.:33:11.

first hint of parts of the road surface drying out, as well. Some

:33:12.:33:16.

blue sky above. That won't last long!

:33:17.:33:25.

They will be happy, at least he is back in the race now, Geraint

:33:26.:33:32.

Thomas. The Namibian rider right in front of him, and William Routley

:33:33.:33:38.

from Canada, it seems as though half the Canadian team has congregated at

:33:39.:33:40.

the back of the peloton at the moment. Meanwhile, Michael Hepburn,

:33:41.:33:46.

for a change, continues to sit on the front. I think that is Tom Moses

:33:47.:33:53.

in the red and white of England about the front of the pack there,

:33:54.:34:01.

about fourth in line. And Alex Dowsett is also looking comfortable

:34:02.:34:08.

there. You can get a good idea of people's fatigue level by peddling

:34:09.:34:14.

frequency. The high-energy, the slower the cadence, they are

:34:15.:34:18.

starting to struggle, and the lower cadence, free spinning, are the dive

:34:19.:34:24.

that are on top of things than happy to sit there and just spin away. A

:34:25.:34:28.

difficult thing to do some these crimes. A struggle for Nic Hamilton

:34:29.:34:34.

and the back of the group there from Canada. Geraint Thomas is slowly

:34:35.:34:41.

working his way forward as Hamilton slides off the coat-tails of the

:34:42.:34:46.

peloton. It should be slides off the coat-tails of the

:34:47.:34:48.

peloton. It should able to get back in it though. There he is. At least

:34:49.:34:56.

we know why all the scenery is so green and lush. It gets well

:34:57.:34:57.

watered! On green and lush. It gets well

:34:58.:35:05.

Commonwealth Games has had fantastic weather. Especially the first few

:35:06.:35:11.

days. It when turned up, to be honest. I am a great fan of

:35:12.:35:15.

Scotland. I spent several months of the year in this part of the world

:35:16.:35:20.

riding my bike. It is a fantastic thing to be get out onto the open

:35:21.:35:24.

road with all the fantastic scenery. Any pathway that you can see, you

:35:25.:35:29.

can go on it. I really enjoy this part of the world. And we are in one

:35:30.:35:32.

of the most beautiful parts of the city, Kelvingrove Park, in the West

:35:33.:35:34.

End. Here is our leader. We are up by the university now. A

:35:35.:35:56.

courageous ride by Peter Kennaugh could. He has taken this race on and

:35:57.:36:04.

has even added a few more seconds onto his lead, slowly moving in the

:36:05.:36:06.

right direction for him. But onto his lead, slowly moving in the

:36:07.:36:17.

still to go. Still an awfully long way to go in this race, but if you

:36:18.:36:23.

have just tuned in, this man has led right from the start. He is hoping

:36:24.:36:28.

to take it from going to tape -- from gun to tape. I would say is the

:36:29.:36:46.

outright favourite for the event. It is amazing in more ways than one.

:36:47.:36:48.

Series had burn on the front for is amazing in more ways than one.

:36:49.:36:52.

Series had burn on Australia -- is Hepburn on the front for

:36:53.:37:02.

Australia. You can see the speed increasing around these corners with

:37:03.:37:03.

familiarity. It is getting used to increasing around these corners with

:37:04.:37:10.

just how far, how hard they can push it on each of these corners.

:37:11.:37:15.

Australia have made this race pretty much their own in recent

:37:16.:37:18.

Australia have made this race pretty having won the last four editions of

:37:19.:37:23.

the Commonwealth Games road race. Allan Davis was the winner in Delhi

:37:24.:37:33.

four years ago. The Australian's winning's team has an interesting

:37:34.:37:35.

tactics this morning, attacking pretty much from the start, and then

:37:36.:37:42.

attacking again as soon as they were caught. It was an attack relay. They

:37:43.:37:48.

try to force everyone else onto the back foot to force the strong teams

:37:49.:37:50.

to do all the chasing, but they could not just anybody away to set

:37:51.:37:58.

it up. Great George Street here. More problems this well, and James

:37:59.:38:05.

McLaughlin from Jersey has crashed. It does not look like he is getting

:38:06.:38:10.

up. Just regaining his composure at the side of the road. It looks as

:38:11.:38:14.

though his race might be run. He might have changed his mind. You

:38:15.:38:17.

might be able to get some assistance more quickly than he thought he

:38:18.:38:25.

would. Pretty steady service for the team. I guess this is not their day

:38:26.:38:29.

job. James McCallum we are looking at from Scotland. He is 35 years

:38:30.:38:36.

old. He is hoping to go out in style and he is retiring after the

:38:37.:38:41.

Commonwealth Games. He is competing in the Commonwealth Games for the

:38:42.:38:49.

fourth time. He was on the track. Australia now, Rohan Dennis has

:38:50.:38:56.

crashed early on, as you can see. It has taken him a long time to get

:38:57.:38:59.

back to the pits. It is not look very happy about this afternoon, not

:39:00.:39:04.

surprisingly. He was frustrated on Thursday with a silver medal, and

:39:05.:39:10.

now you say student -- now he has a souvenir on his. All you want now is

:39:11.:39:18.

a Camara following new! That was quite finite. I do not think we will

:39:19.:39:23.

be seeing him again this afternoon. A great shame for the race as a

:39:24.:39:30.

whole. Mark Cavendish giving a few more words of something. I think he

:39:31.:39:40.

is offering to pass on some more energy gels. It seemed to have quite

:39:41.:39:46.

a supply in his back pocket, the last time we saw. It is a 5000-6000

:39:47.:39:58.

calorie effort, this, two days of energy for a normal person packed

:39:59.:39:59.

into one bicycle race. 104 kilometres still to go. And he

:40:00.:40:21.

has added another second. The pattern for this race was

:40:22.:40:27.

established early on. You can say that again. They barely left the

:40:28.:40:30.

start line before Peter Kennaugh decided to stretch its legs and

:40:31.:40:32.

stretch everybody's legs as well. Believe it or not, I am just

:40:33.:40:48.

checking, and the average speed for the race is actually creeping up

:40:49.:40:50.

rather than down. Considering he the race is actually creeping up

:40:51.:40:54.

been attacking from the start, that is quite surprising, they are

:40:55.:40:57.

actually getting faster rather than slower. 41.2 kilometres an hour,

:40:58.:41:06.

that is the average now. Some fresh horses at the front. No panic from

:41:07.:41:14.

Australia. A long way to go. The pace of the peloton is still

:41:15.:41:16.

relatively steady. David Millar in a blue of Scotland

:41:17.:41:58.

in the middle of the pack. They are heading into Park Circus. Tom Moses

:41:59.:42:04.

in fourth position, and he has looked very comfortable throughout

:42:05.:42:09.

this race. Yes, he has stayed in position throughout the last couple

:42:10.:42:12.

of laps. A couple of wins for him during the season, the Rafah condor

:42:13.:42:20.

rider. He win a stage of Normandy Tour this season. He won the button

:42:21.:42:27.

and Melton cycle classic this season as well. I thought I saw Alex

:42:28.:42:34.

Dowsett back in that group, but in fact, he is in the next group on the

:42:35.:42:38.

road. I don't know whether he had an issue, but he is actually being

:42:39.:42:42.

road. I don't know whether he had an shown as a few seconds off the back.

:42:43.:42:46.

I wonder if they have come back together on a portion of the lab

:42:47.:42:50.

since the last major time check, or whether they are actually separated

:42:51.:42:55.

still. There is a ten second gap, and the time gaps are taken at the

:42:56.:43:00.

front of the group, so you only need to leave a couple of seconds of a

:43:01.:43:03.

gap and it certainly looks like ten. I would have expected him to be

:43:04.:43:07.

riding further forward. Back into the town setter, -- Centre, cutting

:43:08.:43:14.

across Buchanan Street and into George Square. There is our leader.

:43:15.:43:25.

Still surging ahead. He is ploughing a lone furrow. Peter Kennaugh's lead

:43:26.:43:32.

has grown a bit in the last couple of laps. About to make the left-hand

:43:33.:43:39.

turn into Montrose Street yet again. He is swinging out to make it a wide

:43:40.:43:51.

curve and will be conserving as much speed as possible as he hits the

:43:52.:43:56.

ramp. And a ramp it most certainly is. Dear selection is so important,

:43:57.:44:00.

you have to get it right before you start the climb. Otherwise you will

:44:01.:44:05.

come to a dead stop if you caught yourself caught out on a big ring.

:44:06.:44:14.

Electric Dears, a precise and consistent change. The Isle of Man

:44:15.:44:21.

is leading the way throughout this race so far. Meanwhile, a bit

:44:22.:44:32.

further back, Remi Pelletier, who was trying to chase Peter Kennaugh

:44:33.:44:34.

further back, Remi Pelletier, who was trying to chase early on, or

:44:35.:44:39.

trying to join him at the front of the race, not about to do so any

:44:40.:44:48.

more. Looking at the back of that peloton, I just saw a glimpse of

:44:49.:44:59.

Paul Oldham for England. Hepburn and UN are leading the peloton now,

:45:00.:45:07.

going through Nelson Mandela Place. -- Ewan. Everybody just using those

:45:08.:45:16.

little energy gels, 60 or 70 grams, -- Ewan. Everybody just using those

:45:17.:45:25.

maybe 150 calories. Some of them like bars, some of them preferred

:45:26.:45:29.

gels. You ought to be eating one every 20 minutes or so. Little and

:45:30.:45:35.

often, all the way through. They can go half an hour into the race but

:45:36.:45:38.

after that they have to keep on top of their energy expenditure. They

:45:39.:45:45.

carry around 2500 calories of glycogen in the muscles but when

:45:46.:45:48.

that has gone and you could use that in an hour and a half, you need to

:45:49.:45:54.

keep resupplying. He is settling in well, into the supporting role, Mark

:45:55.:46:02.

Cavendish. Just making sure that he is well fuelled. For the people

:46:03.:46:08.

watching, what about the liquid intake on an hour by hour basis? I

:46:09.:46:16.

noticed a little rip on the bottle, that was not quite right. Normally

:46:17.:46:20.

it is handed out so the rider can put their hand on the front of the

:46:21.:46:24.

bottle and take a bit of a push as they take it. That is something he

:46:25.:46:32.

has two learn as a director. Another Isle of Man rider, bronze-medallist

:46:33.:46:36.

on the track for years ago at the Commonwealth Games. When you think

:46:37.:46:40.

of the size of the island, the Isle of Man are putting up a phenomenally

:46:41.:46:47.

good team on the track and the road. Mark Cavendish spoke about this man

:46:48.:46:50.

as a possible favourite, but he seems to be struggling a bit, there.

:46:51.:46:59.

Mark Christian does ride on the road in his second season with the Rally

:47:00.:47:05.

team in the UK. 23 years of age. Back on Glasgow Green. We have

:47:06.:47:12.

team in the UK. 23 years of age. had a shot of David Millar from

:47:13.:47:14.

wild. He is loitering in the peloton in the top dozen, but he is

:47:15.:47:20.

wild. He is loitering in the peloton the front. He is there or

:47:21.:47:23.

thereabouts, that is his experience, you always see his name on the time

:47:24.:47:29.

check. He has a wealth of experience, David Millar. -- for a

:47:30.:47:32.

while. He said that experience, David Millar. -- for a

:47:33.:47:37.

is about for him, going into experience, David Millar. -- for a

:47:38.:47:41.

games, he is heading into the autumn of his career. I think it is

:47:42.:47:45.

games, he is heading into the autumn winter actually! He will retire at

:47:46.:47:48.

the end of the season and he hopes to go out in a blaze of glory here

:47:49.:47:50.

in Glasgow. It could have been a premature end

:47:51.:48:01.

to a career full of promise when in 2004 David Millar admitted taking

:48:02.:48:08.

drugs. By 2006 he had conquered his Demons, served his ban, and returned

:48:09.:48:14.

to the sport he loved. At eight years as a successful clean cyclist

:48:15.:48:20.

he retires at the end of the season. You look at where you have come from

:48:21.:48:24.

and the time you have had out of the sport and then coming back, there is

:48:25.:48:28.

something interesting in the way Scotland approached you and welcomed

:48:29.:48:32.

you back after obviously having the time-out? They always say you find

:48:33.:48:38.

your true friends in adversity and that was the case with Scotland,

:48:39.:48:42.

they really came through to support me through everything. As I was

:48:43.:48:49.

serving my ban I was serving time in Glasgow and Edinburgh with friends,

:48:50.:48:54.

and it felt like I was coming home, I felt at home and people were so

:48:55.:48:58.

kind to me. This is my homeland. I am very proud to be part of the

:48:59.:49:08.

team. David Millar is the Commonwealth Games time trial

:49:09.:49:12.

champion and gold medal winner! The first Scot ever to win a gold medal

:49:13.:49:15.

on the road in the history of the Commonwealth Games. You have won

:49:16.:49:21.

some big races, stages, time trials, but the victory in Delhi, what did

:49:22.:49:26.

it mean? I was surprised by how much it meant, I had not expected it to

:49:27.:49:31.

be so important, I had finished second at the World Championships. I

:49:32.:49:35.

got to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and all of a sudden it felt

:49:36.:49:39.

different. I felt a lot more honest and real, and it felt more sincere.

:49:40.:49:46.

It was the first time I had ever raced for Scotland which I had not

:49:47.:49:50.

expected the effect it would have on me and to win, it was all very kind

:49:51.:49:57.

of... Something very unexpected. Time trial is one thing, you can

:49:58.:50:04.

switch off and become a robot, but the road race on Sunday will be

:50:05.:50:07.

crazy because I have always raced on the road with an emotional engine, I

:50:08.:50:12.

thrive off that. It will be a good race and it will look great on TV.

:50:13.:50:17.

For us it is not boring, we have to be switched on and engage the whole

:50:18.:50:23.

time. You are retiring at the end of the year, that brings different

:50:24.:50:26.

emotions to the game as well? I don't know how much difference it

:50:27.:50:31.

will make actually because I am very performance driven, I trained hard

:50:32.:50:35.

and I am feeling good and I'm trying to disengage from everything else

:50:36.:50:38.

that is going on especially what happened at the tour. When I found

:50:39.:50:43.

out I was not part of the Tour de France it made me more focused on

:50:44.:50:46.

doing this for the right reasons which was to be at my best. What

:50:47.:50:53.

will it be like to ride around the roads of Glasgow? I saw it at the

:50:54.:50:57.

national championships last year and I have never seen such support on

:50:58.:51:01.

the road, my whole family and my parents are here, it will be one of

:51:02.:51:06.

my final races, in front of a Glaswegian crowd, some of my

:51:07.:51:09.

earliest memories are from Glasgow, it is quite a poetic full circle.

:51:10.:51:20.

These weather conditions are rather more like what you would expect in

:51:21.:51:27.

the spring classics, this is not what it should be like here in the

:51:28.:51:33.

first weekend of August. The leaders are still out on the road, Pete

:51:34.:51:39.

Kennaugh, almost to the second his lead is remaining the same, but

:51:40.:51:44.

three riders have simultaneously come through the line including Alex

:51:45.:51:47.

Dowsett, the gold-medallist in the individual time trial on Thursday

:51:48.:51:52.

for England, Andy Fenn for Scotland as well and Mark Christian of the

:51:53.:51:56.

Isle of Man, those three rolled off the inside of the course and through

:51:57.:51:59.

the barriers at the end of that stage, at the end of that lap, I

:52:00.:52:05.

should say. It is a tough race, and if you do not think you have got it

:52:06.:52:09.

in your legs there is not a lot of reason to stay there, particularly

:52:10.:52:13.

if your main man is out in front as Pete Kennaugh is. He is clearly not

:52:14.:52:16.

going to be caught, if at Pete Kennaugh is. He is clearly not

:52:17.:52:23.

long time. There is not a lot of teamwork which needs to be done and

:52:24.:52:27.

the weather conditions are now atrocious. It is shooting down here.

:52:28.:52:33.

On Glasgow Green. These riders have had a tough day in the saddle.

:52:34.:52:39.

Pretty much in all weather conditions, really. Only 20 minutes

:52:40.:52:43.

ago they were riding in bright sunshine, and it is beginning to

:52:44.:52:48.

show the first hint of drying out, and then the heavens open again.

:52:49.:52:53.

Michael Hepburn for Australia on the front and Tom Moses with

:52:54.:52:56.

Michael Hepburn for Australia on the helmet in the red and white of

:52:57.:53:00.

England, third in line with the black helmet and red line is Sam

:53:01.:53:01.

Harrison for Wales, black helmet and red line is Sam

:53:02.:53:06.

that position for most of the race, marshalling things towards the front

:53:07.:53:09.

of the peloton and keeping an eye on things. If you have just tuned in,

:53:10.:53:13.

the leader has been ahead from the start of the race. 168 kilometres

:53:14.:53:19.

long, and this race still has 95 kilometres to go. That is a long

:53:20.:53:25.

way. You can tell by his expression that he is starting to feel it now

:53:26.:53:30.

and I can tell you there is only 33 guys left in contention in the

:53:31.:53:34.

racing clothing Pete Kennaugh. It is the Australian team that are trying

:53:35.:53:38.

to control it, they lost Rohan Dennis to crash earlier on which was

:53:39.:53:45.

real shame. Dowsett, there is Alex Dowsett, a rather different end to

:53:46.:53:49.

proceedings compared to Thursday, I think he enjoyed the time trial more

:53:50.:53:53.

than today, it is fair to say. It is tough out there. It gives UNIDO of

:53:54.:54:00.

what kind of conditions they are having to enjoy. -- it gives you an

:54:01.:54:10.

idea. Geraint Thomas is still to the fore, and so are the whole Welsh

:54:11.:54:17.

team, right near the front. Simon Clarke is an interesting ride and

:54:18.:54:20.

Renshaw, we have not seen anything from the Australian favourite, all

:54:21.:54:22.

of the work is being done for him. from the Australian favourite, all

:54:23.:54:27.

David Millar is still in there as well. Clarke is a handy rider, we

:54:28.:54:35.

have not mentioned him in the coverage so far, his first

:54:36.:54:38.

Commonwealth Games but he has been riding world championships since

:54:39.:54:45.

2007 and he was key for Australia in 2009 when Cadel Evans won the World

:54:46.:54:48.

Championships, so he knows what these races are about and he is not

:54:49.:54:52.

afraid to claim victory for himself as well, winning a couple of years

:54:53.:54:57.

ago, so I wonder whether he could be a player later. He certainly can

:54:58.:55:03.

be. We were talking earlier about the Commonwealth Games road race, it

:55:04.:55:06.

is unusual to have people with designated roles, they are riding

:55:07.:55:13.

for different countries now. So the teams... They do not have that

:55:14.:55:17.

strength in depth, it makes for an individual type of race with people

:55:18.:55:20.

helping each other out in the same jersey as much as they can, but

:55:21.:55:23.

apart from the strength of Australia, it is changing a lot, the

:55:24.:55:29.

capabilities and the roles of the riders in the team. Delhi was a

:55:30.:55:35.

great case in point, everybody knew that Mark Cavendish was the

:55:36.:55:38.

favourite and nobody wanted to arrive with him.

:55:39.:55:45.

favourite and nobody wanted to same. On the last lap he only gained

:55:46.:55:48.

two seconds, so to all intents and purposes it has stayed as it was. He

:55:49.:55:55.

has always been static or clawing himself forward, it has not been

:55:56.:55:59.

slipping, his body language is showing fatigue which is hardly

:56:00.:56:03.

surprising as the two hours of racing but it is probably just

:56:04.:56:06.

coming home to him that he has another two hours left to go.

:56:07.:56:14.

Through Kelvingrove Park again. Over the river. He is the only hope, Jake

:56:15.:56:23.

Kelly is still in there but with all due respect, I think the hopes are

:56:24.:56:29.

pin on Pete Kennaugh. This is a do or die effort. -- pinned. There,

:56:30.:56:39.

pin on Pete Kennaugh. This is a do England, is Paul Oldham. We will be

:56:40.:56:42.

able to see whether he is off the front or off the back. Paul Oldham

:56:43.:56:54.

actually won the cyclo-cross cyclo-cross last year. He is still

:56:55.:57:01.

well within sight of the peloton. Riding in the games for the first

:57:02.:57:06.

time at the age of 36. A rider who still manages to hold down a

:57:07.:57:10.

full-time job as well. A good ride from him in the mountain bike race,

:57:11.:57:18.

ninth place. The weather is really testing the riders motivation to

:57:19.:57:20.

continue now. It is horrible conditions. They are at the worst

:57:21.:57:27.

point in the race for morale, they have two hours left and their legs

:57:28.:57:29.

are hurting, the rain is coming down,

:57:30.:58:04.

out the front for awhile and he is still there. Ewan is on his wheel.

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He is having to do the work of two men. His speed has been consistent

:58:09.:58:17.

all the way through. Around 45 kilometres prow at all the way

:58:18.:58:18.

through. Over near kilometres prow at all the way

:58:19.:58:29.

Street. He is trying to do it the hard way here, isn't he? There is

:58:30.:58:33.

the hardware it and the hard way here, isn't he? There is

:58:34.:58:38.

this is the second one! Is absolutely, but he is

:58:39.:58:39.

this is the second one! Is front as he has been since the start

:58:40.:58:42.

of the race. He has been able front as he has been since the start

:58:43.:58:47.

pick his own line and choose how he wanted to ride. Choosing how to get

:58:48.:58:55.

in and out of the climbs. This circuit is not for sitting in and

:58:56.:58:58.

waiting for sprints in the latter part of the race, everybody is

:58:59.:59:04.

having to constantly accelerate through the climbs, nobody is

:59:05.:59:08.

getting an easy ride. Apart from this bit here, down Gibson Street.

:59:09.:59:16.

Apart from this bit! Here is the leader, still buy the best part of a

:59:17.:59:32.

couple of minutes. -- by. 77 kilometres, we will see

:59:33.:59:35.

couple of minutes. -- by. 77 holding up. Heading towards the

:59:36.:59:41.

two-hour mark in the saddle now. That is pretty quick.

:59:42.:59:52.

There, a little bit further back, Peter Hawkins for Northern Ireland.

:59:53.:59:58.

I do not know Peter Hawkins for Northern Ireland.

:59:59.:00:00.

I do not whether he has had a mechanical issue, or a puncture.

:00:01.:00:17.

Relentless pace being set by the Australian team. Now, they are

:00:18.:00:24.

through, and sure enough, we were talking about the lead not slipping,

:00:25.:00:30.

well, they have just taken a second back for the first time since this

:00:31.:00:33.

break was properly established. He has been eking out a little bit more

:00:34.:00:35.

of a break was properly established. He

:00:36.:00:36.

has been eking out a little lead every lap, well, it is 1.50 now, so

:00:37.:00:49.

he has surrendered one second. At some point it has got to tell. He

:00:50.:00:53.

has been out there are so long on his own. The rider we are looking at

:00:54.:01:01.

is James McCallum for Scotland. Looks like he might have had enough

:01:02.:01:04.

for the day as well. And who can blame them? It has been a tough,

:01:05.:01:13.

attritional day in the saddle. We have 30 chasing riders left now, in

:01:14.:01:19.

what I am going to have to call the main field. It is bigger than a

:01:20.:01:24.

breakaway. Here is the front of the chase. And more retirements. That is

:01:25.:01:38.

Elliot Baxter, number 64, for the Isle of Man. And the other rider is

:01:39.:01:43.

Andrew Roach. As we mentioned earlier, a great record for Andrew

:01:44.:01:50.

Roach, seven consecutive Commonwealth Games, he has ridden

:01:51.:01:59.

in. About 65 riders have dropped out up to now, and that number is

:02:00.:02:04.

climbing by the minute. It is more sunny over there, but we are not

:02:05.:02:07.

going over there. We are staying here, under the dark clouds.

:02:08.:02:49.

quite a long time, certainly since Rohan Dennis fell off, at the front

:02:50.:02:56.

of the peloton. I reckon David Millar is about 12-15 riders back.

:02:57.:03:06.

Wales are very well represented. Geraint Thomas will be in the thick

:03:07.:03:12.

of that as well. Just a bit further back, we are looking at Michael

:03:13.:03:23.

Northey. About ten days ago, he won in Beverley, in the British Cycling

:03:24.:03:38.

Series. Certainly Did Enough For The Kiwis To Decide To Put Him

:03:39.:03:40.

Series. Certainly Did Enough For The Race. Back With Kennaugh At The

:03:41.:03:48.

Front. Eking out every second he possibly can. Heading back in

:03:49.:03:59.

towards Nelson Mandela Place, in the city centre.

:04:00.:04:19.

If it had been held last weekend, it would have been absolutely

:04:20.:04:29.

beautiful, in the high 20s. It has not been cold at all.

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SIMON BROTHERTON: There is Thomas, on the left-hand side, with the blue

:04:44.:05:00.

on his helmet. Here we go, coming onto Montrose Street.

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CHRIS BOARDMAN: Working hard now, but still looking in good shape, as

:05:10.:05:14.

he powers up this climb of a couple of hundred metres, 20% gradient at

:05:15.:05:22.

its steepest point. I really like this camera angle, it just gives an

:05:23.:05:25.

indication of what they are having to face on every single lap here.

:05:26.:05:31.

So, the British national road race champion still leads the way. An

:05:32.:05:35.

Olympic gold medallist on the track from London 2012, in the team

:05:36.:05:40.

pursuit. A very versatile bike rider. The Tour of Austria, but he

:05:41.:05:49.

did not get the Tour de France selection. And here is the chase.

:05:50.:05:54.

did not get the Tour de France Still a fair way back.

:05:55.:06:10.

So, Hepburn, Caleb Ewan towards the front. Scott Thwaites getting

:06:11.:06:21.

involved for England. Russell Downing also in the front doors and

:06:22.:06:33.

also. Quite an interest in rider is Thomas Moses, he has been close to

:06:34.:06:41.

the front all day. He took a stage in the Tour of Normandy earlier in

:06:42.:06:46.

the year as well, so, used to hard racing. Yes, he has been in the

:06:47.:07:03.

front ten or so. Here is Montrose Street. David Millar staying seated

:07:04.:07:08.

for much of this climb so far. Street. David Millar staying seated

:07:09.:07:24.

halfway back, in the peloton. Luke Rowe is also an interesting

:07:25.:07:29.

contender. Well, he has looked strong all the way through. He won

:07:30.:07:35.

the national road race earlier in the year, and the time trial. As

:07:36.:07:41.

they are strung out, heading back into the centre of town. The lid is

:07:42.:07:47.

staying exactly the same, one minute 50.

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That is how tough it is, as the race wears on. Sam Harrison, for Wales.

:08:05.:08:13.

No wonder the photographers are all lined up at the side of the road, to

:08:14.:08:17.

get their pictures for tomorrow morning. It looks like he has had

:08:18.:08:32.

enough, doesn't it? And they will take this cobbled section steadily.

:08:33.:08:36.

That group is just getting smaller and smaller all of the time, isn't

:08:37.:08:51.

it? But it is in one long line, so it is difficult for the camera to

:08:52.:08:55.

see how many people are there. But it has got to be getting

:08:56.:08:58.

see how many people are there. But around 30 people left, they

:08:59.:09:10.

see how many people are there. But losing people all the time. Look at

:09:11.:09:10.

that, that is so miserable. I losing people all the time. Look at

:09:11.:09:16.

attritional is the word of the losing people all the time. Look at

:09:17.:09:19.

and that is what we have seen. We have seen Pete Kennaugh taking the

:09:20.:09:23.

race to everybody else, and behind, have seen Pete Kennaugh taking the

:09:24.:09:28.

relentless pace that he has been setting, and they have had

:09:29.:09:35.

relentless pace that he has been Surprisingly few punctures. We have

:09:36.:09:39.

seen the road carefully swept on several occasions, even during the

:09:40.:09:40.

race today. It is pretty windy several occasions, even during the

:09:41.:09:45.

there today. The flags are blowing around all over the place, the trees

:09:46.:09:51.

as well. For an individual, that can really make a difference, when you

:09:52.:09:55.

are doing a loan breakaway. Behind you, the option is there for the

:09:56.:10:01.

riders to take it in turns to go at the front of the group. Here is the

:10:02.:10:08.

leader, on his own, about to come into the finishing straight again. I

:10:09.:10:14.

do not think the situation has changed too much in terms of the

:10:15.:10:21.

gap. Just over 84 kilometres still to go. That will be about two hours

:10:22.:10:30.

ten of racing remaining now. to go. That will be about two hours

:10:31.:10:44.

laps to go. Halfway through the race. If Pete Kennaugh somehow

:10:45.:10:50.

manages to pull this one off, it will be the most hard-fought win of

:10:51.:10:52.

his career, that is for sure. If he can win it, he deserves two gold

:10:53.:10:59.

medals around his neck. There is Hepburn, still at the front of the

:11:00.:11:12.

group. It is wet and wild out there. That field of 140 has been whittled

:11:13.:11:14.

right down. You can see Thomas Moses in the

:11:15.:11:46.

middle, with the white shades on. There is David Millar, up towards

:11:47.:11:49.

the front, as well. Look at that. You would think it was November.

:11:50.:12:14.

out to cheer them on. Well, it is quite a spectacle for many of these

:12:15.:12:18.

people, to come out for what would be their hometown. And I think the

:12:19.:12:22.

people of Glasgow have been fantastic. Right, let's have a look

:12:23.:12:30.

at the gap. It has gone up slightly, by about five seconds! Scott

:12:31.:12:41.

Thwaites, the Yorkshireman, is up there. Tom Moses, as we have been

:12:42.:12:54.

saying. A good trio therefore Wales. It looks like Simon Clarke has been

:12:55.:12:58.

tasked to sit back with Mark Renshaw. And Henderson as well, he

:12:59.:13:04.

crashed out of the Tour de France with a very nasty looking knee

:13:05.:13:07.

injury, but they stuck him back together. Great sprinter. In his

:13:08.:13:21.

position, I think his best option will be to wait and see how it pans

:13:22.:13:26.

out. If it comes down to a small group and he is still there, he will

:13:27.:13:31.

have a good shot at it. Mark Renshaw is a really good lead out man, a

:13:32.:13:35.

good sprinter, he got lots of high placings in the recent Tour de

:13:36.:13:39.

France, but not managing to clinch the wins. Primarily, he has been a

:13:40.:13:45.

great lead out rider for Mark Cavendish. Renshaw, riding for

:13:46.:13:52.

Australia for the first time in a decade. Think it was the Olympics in

:13:53.:14:04.

Athens. He is an Olympic told medallist on the track as well. Lap

:14:05.:14:11.

number seven. Pete Kennaugh, medallist on the track as well. Lap

:14:12.:14:21.

Vincent Street, going parallel with the River Clyde, heading west. He is

:14:22.:14:35.

digging deep here. This next hour is going to be decisive for him. Once

:14:36.:14:41.

you get inside and our chill racing to go, it

:14:42.:14:42.

you get inside and our chill racing barrier, and you start to drive for

:14:43.:14:44.

the line. race so far. A total distance of

:14:45.:15:15.

168, metres today. We've had a lone leader since about a quarter of the

:15:16.:15:19.

way through the first lap, something like that. 95 kilometres alone at

:15:20.:15:23.

the moment he's spent. Here's Buchanan Street. Well, not

:15:24.:15:27.

completely alone. We've been with him! Clinging onto the back of that

:15:28.:15:37.

group is Connor McConvey from Northern Ireland. A little luck over

:15:38.:15:48.

the make-up of that group again, which is now down to 28 riders,

:15:49.:15:49.

the make-up of that group again, we suspected, as we saw some of the

:15:50.:15:55.

names slipping off the back, Wales or in exceptionally good position.

:15:56.:16:09.

That's a very, very strong four with multiple cards to play. Absolutely.

:16:10.:16:18.

Hepburn still on the front. The Australians are going all in with a

:16:19.:16:24.

sprint and are going to look after Renshaw but Wales have got four

:16:25.:16:27.

attacking riders there so considering Australia are using up

:16:28.:16:30.

their troops now to try and control the race, it's going to be very

:16:31.:16:33.

difficult to keep it together for the sprint.

:16:34.:16:41.

David Millar, one of the elder statesman of the sport group, will

:16:42.:16:51.

know that and he will probably let the Welsh through the opening

:16:52.:16:52.

punches and get inside the last 50 kilometres and he will try to

:16:53.:16:58.

counter that. It's like a monsoon out there. Sam Harrison has had

:16:59.:17:10.

enough but showed his face at the front of the peloton for quite a

:17:11.:17:16.

while today. And Harrison nearly won a medal four years ago as an

:17:17.:17:18.

18-year-old in Delhi, fourth in the points race. He wrote on the track

:17:19.:17:26.

as well. But the longer the race goes on, the harder it seems to

:17:27.:17:27.

rain. This is the worst we've seen out on

:17:28.:17:45.

the course so far by a long stretch. Even in the midst of these

:17:46.:17:55.

conditions, the riders have got to keep eating and drinking every 20

:17:56.:17:59.

minutes all the way through this to keep on top of energy levels.

:18:00.:18:01.

There's so much to do. It sounds like an awful long time out there in

:18:02.:18:03.

the rain but there's so much to concentrate on. The riders have got

:18:04.:18:06.

their hands full fitting everything in. With the rain bouncing on the

:18:07.:18:10.

road like this and the headlights shining brightly, it isn't

:18:11.:18:13.

dissimilar to the conditions in the Olympic Games in the women's road

:18:14.:18:18.

race a couple of years ago. That was a battle between Marianne Vos and

:18:19.:18:22.

Lizzie Armitstead. It was in central London. Michael Northey the latest

:18:23.:18:31.

rider to climb off for the relative comfort of the Picts. -- Picts.

:18:32.:18:46.

Another energy gel from Mark Cavendish who holds it correctly

:18:47.:18:50.

this time. He just gives his rider a microbe rest. -- Mike

:18:51.:19:05.

There's been no going back for a while in this race for him. We think

:19:06.:19:12.

the tactic must have been to take the race to the opposition, go out

:19:13.:19:14.

there on the offensive, hope to be the race to the opposition, go out

:19:15.:19:23.

joined by a few riders. He would have liked some company, I'm sure.

:19:24.:19:28.

He didn't want to be doing this all alone but nobody managed to get

:19:29.:19:32.

across to him. That could have been disastrous, a brolly in your

:19:33.:19:37.

spokes! An ignominious end to a brave breakaway that nearly was. A

:19:38.:19:42.

fine piece brave breakaway that nearly was. A

:19:43.:19:51.

our race leader. A note to anyone on the side of the road, hang on to

:19:52.:19:56.

your brollies. He grits his teeth. He knows what's

:19:57.:19:59.

your brollies. He grits his teeth. this climb a few times today.

:20:00.:20:06.

your brollies. He grits his teeth. going to hurt and it's going to be a

:20:07.:20:08.

bit miserable but he just has to keep going now.

:20:09.:20:13.

Encouragement coming from the isle of man team car. A timely gel. He'll

:20:14.:20:21.

need a fair few of up soon and it seems to be hovering

:20:22.:20:35.

around the same. up soon and it seems to be hovering

:20:36.:20:46.

peloton at bay. There's James McCallum. He has written

:20:47.:20:56.

peloton at bay. There's James Commonwealth Games race at 35, the

:20:57.:21:02.

fourth time in the games. Bronze medallist from Melbourne in 2006 in

:21:03.:21:11.

the scratch race. And McCallum right at the end of his career given the

:21:12.:21:15.

chance to ride at home in the Commonwealth Games, so a memorable

:21:16.:21:19.

couple of weeks for him on the track and on the road. Look at the water

:21:20.:21:27.

everywhere as the peloton/ splash their way through the streets of the

:21:28.:21:28.

city. The weather hasn't dampened the

:21:29.:21:43.

enthusiasm of the crowd. A lot of cheering all the way round. A

:21:44.:21:47.

fantastic turnout from the people of Glasgow for this race and for the

:21:48.:21:54.

women's race this morning. So Hepburn, Thwaites, Moses are among

:21:55.:22:04.

the riders at the front. We got at least three riders from Wales who

:22:05.:22:05.

are obscured at the moment. I least three riders from Wales who

:22:06.:22:13.

just see the blue of the helmet of Geraint Thomas about half a dozen

:22:14.:22:15.

riders back. The gap we've been given is 1.49 now so fluctuating

:22:16.:22:21.

around that 1.49 to 1.55 mark. Holding his own but not making any

:22:22.:22:26.

more inroads and when the racing starts behind, the gap is going to

:22:27.:22:32.

whittle down very quickly. It's hard to see how he could have kept

:22:33.:22:37.

something back but he's going to need to be able to give it a little

:22:38.:22:40.

bit more gas in that last hour. There's more to come from that chase

:22:41.:22:45.

group, a lot more to come. There's not much of the chase group left

:22:46.:22:51.

now. It's down to 25 riders. They're losing one or two men every lap.

:22:52.:22:58.

They're all heading down Gibson Street here. Alongside the rivulets

:22:59.:23:13.

of water which are also racing downhill at a fair old rate of

:23:14.:23:24.

Heading into Woodlands Road. There will be a right-hand turn shortly.

:23:25.:23:34.

That's Jessie Sargent from New Zealand we're looking at. Rather

:23:35.:23:44.

hard to tell with his number obscured but yes, it is him. Fifth

:23:45.:23:49.

in the time trial. He won a few stages

:23:50.:23:51.

in the time trial. He won a few he is a rider with a couple of

:23:52.:23:57.

Olympic bronze medals from the track.

:23:58.:24:06.

Hepburn continues to ride on the front. Even without Rohan Dennis,

:24:07.:24:18.

they've got a super strong team here but they are having to use them up

:24:19.:24:23.

to stay in contention in this race. I can't help wondering what would

:24:24.:24:28.

happen if they decided to stop chasing - what would the home teams

:24:29.:24:33.

do? Would they chase Peter Kennaugh? It seems like they've decided that

:24:34.:24:37.

home nations aren't going to chase each other so it must be up to them.

:24:38.:24:42.

They've asked for no assistance at all for the entirety of this race.

:24:43.:24:49.

Kennaugh now riding back along Souchiehall Street. Just into

:24:50.:25:03.

Blythswood Street. Almost likes of water across the road in parts. He's

:25:04.:25:08.

back there on that corner a little further down the road.

:25:09.:25:18.

Look at those lethal looking cobbles shining menacingly. A slight wobble

:25:19.:25:29.

from Byrne on that corner. Just at Charrington Ross at the

:25:30.:25:51.

moment, into Souchiehall Street. Further up the road, here is the

:25:52.:26:00.

leader. -- Charrington -- Charing Cross. There seems to be a little

:26:01.:26:11.

bit more movement in the shoulders now. I don't know whether it's

:26:12.:26:15.

fatigue or if they are starting to turn the screw a little bit. He has

:26:16.:26:20.

been on the front for a long time and they are starting to wind it up

:26:21.:26:23.

a little bit now, you sense. Less than 75 kilometres to go in this

:26:24.:26:30.

race. Not a big gap if you had a full team to chase. It's a

:26:31.:26:40.

respectable. You would want to be standing next to those barriers -

:26:41.:26:46.

you'd be absolutely drenched as the cars go past if you aren't already!

:26:47.:26:51.

A bit of a moot point for most of these riders and spectators. Here is

:26:52.:26:57.

Kennaugh now, onto Montrose Street once again. Really getting stuck

:26:58.:27:01.

into this. He's really feeling it now. That's

:27:02.:27:16.

the first time we've seen him look like that, driving over the top

:27:17.:27:23.

here. We've seen him float over this for the first few laps. It's really

:27:24.:27:27.

starting to set in. It's a long old afternoon at the best of times out

:27:28.:27:31.

on your own likeness in conditions like this, it's a gargantuan effort

:27:32.:27:40.

from Kennaugh. Here towards Mandela Place comes the chasing group, still

:27:41.:27:42.

led by Michael Hepburn of Australia. I think that might have been Grant

:27:43.:28:09.

Ferguson but I'm not sure. I think it was Ferguson on the back, his

:28:10.:28:16.

number slightly obscured. You have to hand it to the Australians - they

:28:17.:28:22.

know when the work is down to them to do and they've just got on with

:28:23.:28:27.

it. By the way, Ferguson doing well hanging in there. 20 years of age

:28:28.:28:32.

and was fifth in the men's mountain bike race the other day. A good bike

:28:33.:28:37.

handler and those skills have come in handy today. Montrose Street for

:28:38.:28:48.

the chase group. Hepburn leading. For weights and Moses still up there

:28:49.:28:53.

for England with Nathan Haas in the greenhouse net for Australia.

:28:54.:29:01.

Everybody working hard on this kind now. Tom Scully and Jack Bauer still

:29:02.:29:07.

there or thereabouts for New Zealand. There is Grant Ferguson.

:29:08.:29:15.

Just off the back of the peloton. Kennaugh's lead, as he comes to the

:29:16.:29:34.

end of this latest lap, lap seven out of 12, still stands at 1.45

:29:35.:29:41.

minutes ahead of the chasing peloton. We are now going to take a

:29:42.:29:46.

very short break for today's Commonwealth Games headlines. Live,

:29:47.:29:51.

uninterrupted coverage of this rogue race is on the red button. Well,

:29:52.:30:02.

looking at those pictures, torrential downpours here in

:30:03.:30:06.

Glasgow, yet another indication of how the Scottish sports fans are

:30:07.:30:10.

loving these Games, still watching the race in numbers, despite the

:30:11.:30:14.

conditions. Let's bring you right up to date with the final day of these

:30:15.:30:21.

Commonwealth Games. First up this morning, Lizzie Armitstead blitzed

:30:22.:30:26.

the rest in the women's road race. One late, well timed attack clinched

:30:27.:30:32.

gold. Emma Pooley got silver in her last ever race. Chris and Gabby

:30:33.:30:38.

Adcock took hold in the badminton in the mixed doubles, overcoming their

:30:39.:30:46.

initial opponents. -- their English opponents. Kashyap won the men's

:30:47.:31:01.

singles title for India in the badminton. New Zealand took the

:31:02.:31:16.

bronze medal match in -- New Zealand lost to England in the bronze medal

:31:17.:31:19.

match in the hockey on a penalty shoot-out. And Australia were

:31:20.:31:26.

imperious against India in the final. And even more Australian

:31:27.:31:34.

success on this last day of these Commonwealth Games, this time in the

:31:35.:31:39.

netball, overpowering New Zealand to win gold. So, five more gold medals

:31:40.:31:48.

to be won this afternoon. This is how it is looking.

:31:49.:32:12.

So, you are completely up-to-date. Let's hand you back to Chris

:32:13.:32:23.

Boardman and Simon Brotherton. SIMON BROTHERTON: Strong legs

:32:24.:32:26.

required now, and steely resolve, for Pete Kennaugh. He is now going

:32:27.:32:35.

out onto lap eight of 12. And here come the chase group, led by Michael

:32:36.:32:41.

Hepburn of Australia. Australia starting to group up towards the

:32:42.:32:43.

front. and Geraint Thomas. He has got the

:32:44.:33:17.

blue on his helmet, on the left of the group, as we look.

:33:18.:33:24.

CHRIS BOARDMAN: He has been very quietly just staying in the group,

:33:25.:33:27.

as have all of the favourites. This group has been whittled down to just

:33:28.:33:34.

over 25 riders. We were saying earlier, Wales have got a really

:33:35.:33:39.

nice group of riders, all very attacking. It is all very well

:33:40.:33:43.

Australia trying to keep it together for the Sprint, but there are riders

:33:44.:33:48.

in here, including David Millar, who will not want that to happen. The

:33:49.:33:53.

last couple of laps are set to be explosive. Absolutely. As you say,

:33:54.:33:58.

there are a good many riders in here who will not want a group anything

:33:59.:34:04.

like this size. They are all taking on some energy and fluids, as they

:34:05.:34:10.

go through the pits. That lead for Pete Kennaugh has more or less

:34:11.:34:13.

stayed the same, as Nathan Haas comes away from the front of the

:34:14.:34:19.

group. This is interesting, they have let him just ride off the

:34:20.:34:22.

front. The other teams will have to close the gap to that Australian. I

:34:23.:34:27.

am not quite sure how he developed that through the feed zone. Some of

:34:28.:34:37.

the other riders may have to come and do a bit of pacemaking.

:34:38.:34:43.

20-year-old Grant Ferguson for Scotland is also in that group.

:34:44.:34:45.

Fifth in the mountain Scotland is also in that group.

:34:46.:34:50.

is in domain, the only, chasing group, really. This rider here set

:34:51.:35:03.

off almost from the start of the race. There is Nathan Haas, from

:35:04.:35:15.

Australia, the Garmin-Sharp rider. This is an interesting

:35:16.:35:16.

Australia, the Garmin-Sharp rider. They have let him slip off the

:35:17.:35:21.

front, and everybody else has been caught napping. Suddenly, the onus

:35:22.:35:25.

is not on Australia to do all of the pacemaking. This is a move that they

:35:26.:35:30.

had to make, otherwise they would be forced into having to chase

:35:31.:35:34.

everything for Renshaw, and they have not got enough troops left to

:35:35.:35:39.

do that, since they have the crash with Rohan Dennis, and lost one of

:35:40.:35:45.

their main men. Nathan has finished second in the Tour of

:35:46.:35:58.

He took advantage of the situation through the feed area, to get away

:35:59.:36:13.

from the front. This is a very good tactical move by the Australians, to

:36:14.:36:17.

get themselves out of the hot seat, away from having to do all of that

:36:18.:36:30.

chasing. Pete Kennaugh's lead, staying around the 1.48 mark, it

:36:31.:36:36.

seems like it has been more or less the same for ever. Yes, they have

:36:37.:36:47.

been matched superbly on speed all of the time. 67 to go. We are back

:36:48.:36:55.

with Nathan Haas, riding up Buchanan street. Suddenly he is on a

:36:56.:37:12.

mission, he has to close that gap to Pete Kennaugh. Either way, it works

:37:13.:37:15.

well for Australia, whether he succeeds or not, does the rest of

:37:16.:37:20.

the field is obliged to chase him. There are now two medals up the

:37:21.:37:25.

road. If they want to get back on terms, they will have to they will

:37:26.:37:30.

road. If they want to get back on not want Kennaugh and Nathan Haas to

:37:31.:37:33.

get together and work together for the final hour of racing. Nathan

:37:34.:37:39.

Haas has been sitting in behind a couple of his team-mates for the

:37:40.:37:49.

last three or four laps. He has just opened up a 22nd advantage over the

:37:50.:37:55.

peloton. Now, are the rest of the field going to take the bait and

:37:56.:38:06.

start to do some of the work. I think it is doubly

:38:07.:38:10.

start to do some of the work. I Australian team. Nathan Haas is not

:38:11.:38:16.

their strongest rider, so they are using hot him up, to go and actors

:38:17.:38:23.

bait. Well, they have lost Rohan Dennis to injury, Michael Hepburn

:38:24.:38:24.

has done a lot of Dennis to injury, Michael Hepburn

:38:25.:38:27.

front, but they still have Caleb Ewan, if it comes down to a speedy

:38:28.:38:33.

finish. Simon Clarke is also a canny operator, and of course, the big

:38:34.:38:41.

one, Mark Renshaw. It is New Zealand who have been forced to take up the

:38:42.:38:43.

pacemaking. The Australians, able to take it

:38:44.:39:00.

easy on the front of that group, for the moment at least. We are back

:39:01.:39:13.

with Haas, second on the road. Team-mate of David Millar during the

:39:14.:39:21.

regular season. Just 26 men left in this race, to contest the medals.

:39:22.:39:26.

There were 140 starters this morning.

:39:27.:39:36.

Through the park, and over the river Kelvin. He has got the line through

:39:37.:39:50.

here down to a tee now. He has certainly had plenty of actives at

:39:51.:39:58.

picking his own line. His team letting him know the situation

:39:59.:40:06.

behind. Encouragement given thereby Mark Cavendish, in his temporary

:40:07.:40:11.

role as the directeur sportif for the Isle of Man. He takes just one

:40:12.:40:17.

bottle, and he will eat the food as and when he needs it. Constant

:40:18.:40:21.

supplies, so that he carries the minimum required with him, when

:40:22.:40:26.

riding. It is all about marginal gains. A suggestion there that he

:40:27.:40:34.

has gained a bit on the peloton, according to those numbers. Through

:40:35.:40:41.

Kelvingrove Park. With Nathan Haas, the chaser. The Australians of

:40:42.:40:49.

course have stopped now, so Hepburn, who has been doing all of that

:40:50.:40:55.

strong work to try and stay in touch with Pete Kennaugh, he has now said,

:40:56.:41:00.

hey, I am not working. It is now down to the New Zealanders to do the

:41:01.:41:04.

work. While they have been having a chat about who is going to do what,

:41:05.:41:08.

Pete Kennaugh has allowed on and gained a few more seconds. You

:41:09.:41:13.

cannot blame Hepburn, he has been taking the wind himself for a long

:41:14.:41:17.

time in this race. Coming down through our cheque at 105

:41:18.:41:25.

kilometres, just over 2.5 hours of racing in his legs now. About an

:41:26.:41:31.

hour and a half of racing still to go. So, in the next minute or so, we

:41:32.:41:36.

will be able to see where everybody is on the road at the moment. Hard,

:41:37.:41:46.

hard race developing here. is on the road at the moment. Hard,

:41:47.:41:49.

been no moment of rest at all. At is on the road at the moment. Hard,

:41:50.:41:53.

compared to ten minutes ago. these riders. Again, just having a

:41:54.:42:12.

look back through that chase group, David Millar, probably about 12,

:42:13.:42:21.

neatly tucked in We can have a look at the next time

:42:22.:42:39.

check to see whether Nathan Haas is making any inroads, as he tries to

:42:40.:42:46.

chase down Kennaugh. I have just seen a tweet saying that the airport

:42:47.:42:54.

has been closed due to bad weather. There we go, cyclists are harder

:42:55.:43:00.

than planes! Certainly hard men, that is for sure. It takes

:43:01.:43:04.

than planes! Certainly hard men, stop a bike race, doesn't it? Out in

:43:05.:43:15.

than planes! Certainly hard men, the heart of the West End here. Back

:43:16.:43:20.

onto Great George Street, And The Client. Nearly two minutes down now.

:43:21.:43:56.

Ten seconds gained, Nathan Haas just did not think it was worth it in the

:43:57.:44:00.

end. He decided to back off and wait for the peloton. It was just too

:44:01.:44:05.

hard to stay out there. However he was doing his team-mates a favour,

:44:06.:44:09.

as they did not have to do any of the chasing. But they were losing

:44:10.:44:14.

ground over Pete Kennaugh, because Archibold is not as good on the

:44:15.:44:16.

front as Hepburn. gained another ten seconds with the

:44:17.:44:39.

destruction caused in the rest of the field. It's been incredible. A

:44:40.:44:50.

real hard man to stay out here. Committed from the gun. Someone has

:44:51.:45:01.

a puncture. Yes, it is Tuft. Looks as if he needs some attention.

:45:02.:45:10.

That's a professional rider for you. He's not going to stop riding even

:45:11.:45:14.

with a flat until he knows there's a car are due to change it. Into top

:45:15.:45:23.

gear to speed up the change and hopefully a quick change here. He

:45:24.:45:30.

had the pink jersey as the leader of the Giro d'Italia earlier this year.

:45:31.:45:44.

A pretty good change there. That was the difference there. That was

:45:45.:45:47.

A pretty good change there. That was professional way to do it, to get

:45:48.:45:49.

your arm up, let your team can't know there's a problem. Even riding

:45:50.:45:54.

on a flat slowly is better than standing still and waiting until the

:45:55.:45:58.

car was ready to hand off the wheel before he stopped. The got going

:45:59.:46:04.

again in the cars. Archbold still getting stuck in as they go into

:46:05.:46:08.

Park Circus. He's got two Aussies sitting on his wheel. I'm not sure

:46:09.:46:14.

it's doing any favours because he wasn't getting much of an inroads

:46:15.:46:19.

before. I think they need to but more than one man to the task at a

:46:20.:46:27.

time. Kennaugh has got to be feeling it now. The lead still hasn't budged

:46:28.:46:32.

yet. What an incredible final quarter of the race we're going to

:46:33.:46:41.

have. 24 men left chasing him now. This is an unbelievable effort from

:46:42.:46:51.

the rider from the isle of man. Just over 60 kilometres remaining now. He

:46:52.:46:58.

will be used to these weather conditions when he's out training at

:46:59.:46:59.

home. He's crouched conditions when he's out training at

:47:00.:47:09.

trying to make as the smallest possible until the moment he has to

:47:10.:47:10.

break. It's not going well for Tuft. He's

:47:11.:47:26.

got a problem now with a break robbing so he's adjusting that but,

:47:27.:47:30.

to be honest, I think he's had enough. I think his race is pretty

:47:31.:47:38.

much run. A slight issue with the rear brake and having had that we'll

:47:39.:47:43.

changed... All wedding working hard and suffering and to then get a

:47:44.:47:49.

puncture. -- already working hard. It must be demoralising. Just past

:47:50.:47:54.

George Square with Peter Kennaugh. He's going to turn onto Montrose

:47:55.:47:59.

Street. His face is more of a picture every time he goes a bit. --

:48:00.:48:09.

up it. At least it's not long. It's not very pleasant, this client,

:48:10.:48:16.

especially as the race goes on. -- this climb. Certainly got plenty of

:48:17.:48:27.

airtime for the Manx jersey. Not one of the more stylish kits out there,

:48:28.:48:34.

it must be said. An indication from that angle of how steep it is.

:48:35.:48:57.

Here come the chasers. Are they making inroads yet, just inside the

:48:58.:49:04.

last 60 kilometres? Across the top of Buchanan Street, along George

:49:05.:49:08.

Street. This is Shane Archibald on the front yet again. Caleb Ewan is

:49:09.:49:15.

right on his wheel for Australia. One or two slight gaps threatening

:49:16.:49:17.

to open up as they are strung out. The pressure is starting to tell

:49:18.:49:28.

we've seen a view fractures in this group. I'm wondering whether that is

:49:29.:49:36.

Scott Thwaites inferred for England. -- in third place. Al try and get

:49:37.:49:43.

confirmation of that. It looks to me that it is him. He is Montrose

:49:44.:49:51.

Street. Archbold digging in. He's got Henderson, Scully and Jack Bauer

:49:52.:49:52.

as team-mates here. That's looking really hard work now.

:49:53.:50:10.

A really difficult climb. Geraint Thomas is moving through and I lot

:50:11.:50:15.

of riders are... That was David Millar there towards the back of

:50:16.:50:19.

that group in the blue. That doesn't look good for him. Tuft off the

:50:20.:50:24.

back. Perhaps the race was a bit physical for him today. He's not

:50:25.:50:28.

going to be able to get back on the peloton at this late stage.

:50:29.:50:36.

Back with the leader, Peter Kennaugh. What a ride from him! 168

:50:37.:50:49.

kilometres the race, 58.3 to go. What has he got left in his legs?

:50:50.:50:56.

I wonder what he was thinking at the start of this move compared to what

:50:57.:51:03.

he's thinking now! It's inside that 50 kilometre mark you need to get,

:51:04.:51:07.

then it feels like you're on the downhill run home. It looks to me as

:51:08.:51:14.

if that is Jack Bauer about third behind Archibald. He's really

:51:15.:51:20.

putting the pressure on. Everybody else's scurrying for wheels. They're

:51:21.:51:29.

not definitive gaps forming behind but he's putting the pressure on.

:51:30.:51:33.

He's checking back and teen owes it so he isn't only closing the gap on

:51:34.:51:38.

Peter Kennaugh but I think he is putting the whole remainder of the

:51:39.:51:44.

field under pressure. The last time that we had was 1.59. It may be

:51:45.:51:51.

different, the next one we get. Archibald still on the front, just

:51:52.:51:56.

having a look at who is behind. For weights is there, Moses is still

:51:57.:52:01.

there. Luke Rowe I can see, Geraint Thomas as well. The last third of

:52:02.:52:06.

the race now. Thomas as well. The last third of

:52:07.:52:16.

rhythm again. We'll be getting some time checks to

:52:17.:52:18.

rhythm again. We'll be getting some behind with a bit of extra energy

:52:19.:52:22.

being injected by New Zealand. What does that mean for Peter Kennaugh?

:52:23.:52:28.

112 colour metres when he comes back round to the line this time. --

:52:29.:52:36.

kilometres. I wonder how long Archibald is going to be able to

:52:37.:52:41.

keep this kind of power. He seems committed to doing a team role, not

:52:42.:52:46.

expected to be here very long at all. Doing his bit for Jack

:52:47.:52:53.

expected to be here very long at and, presumably, for Henderson. He's

:52:54.:52:55.

a fast man. If it came down to a small group, you wouldn't

:52:56.:53:06.

In towards the finish once again. Sadly, the weather continues to

:53:07.:53:17.

refuse to play ball. We have to say, it's making for a spectacular

:53:18.:53:24.

race. Absolutely! I think all of the crowds lining the route here haven't

:53:25.:53:28.

budged despite the weather and they appreciate the fact that it's making

:53:29.:53:31.

a superb spectacle and we will find a worthy winner. Look at this

:53:32.:53:37.

stupendous effort from Peter Kennaugh of the Isle of Man. Here he

:53:38.:53:44.

goes, still in the lead. 112 kilometres in the bag. Certainly not

:53:45.:53:54.

looking happy now, is he? They're not quite into the finishing

:53:55.:53:58.

straight. They've got a couple of right-hand turns to come. Archibald

:53:59.:54:02.

on the front. Caleb Ewan is there, Jack Bauer, Luke Rowe, Moses. It's a

:54:03.:54:08.

very small group. David Millar is still there for Scotland. And the

:54:09.:54:13.

cars behind indicate there is a bigger gap for them to spot in.

:54:14.:54:17.

It might be Dan Craven on the back. They've reduced in numbers and will

:54:18.:54:22.

get confirmation in less than a minute now. This really has whittled

:54:23.:54:31.

it down to the final selection. The final chase group. Archibald is

:54:32.:54:34.

absolutely burying himself in pursuit of Kennaugh. He's brought

:54:35.:54:40.

the gap right down now. The races on in a big way. Peter Kennaugh's lead

:54:41.:54:49.

is under threat about the look we saw on his face means he knows the

:54:50.:54:52.

chase is now on behind him. Suddenly, it's a very hungry pack

:54:53.:54:58.

here. It's half a minute he's lost. Mostly thanks to the efforts of

:54:59.:55:10.

Shane Archbold. 14 riders remaining in this chase group and all the

:55:11.:55:14.

damage done by Archbold in the last five kilometres. Our loan leader has

:55:15.:55:24.

seen a sizeable bite taken out of his advantage for the first time

:55:25.:55:29.

this afternoon. This is going to be a desperate struggle now.

:55:30.:55:34.

JASON MOHAMMAD: Just away from the men's road race to bring you a bit

:55:35.:55:39.

of breaking bronze medal news. Another bronze medal for England.

:55:40.:55:42.

James Willstrop and Daryl Selby have just beaten their Scottish opponent

:55:43.:55:48.

in the men's doubles bronze medal match in the squash. Starting over

:55:49.:55:52.

on BBC Three now, the mixed doubles gold medal match. England's Peter

:55:53.:55:57.

Barker and Alison Waters have each won a bronze medal in Glasgow so far

:55:58.:56:02.

but they go for gold after a comfortable semifinal win over New

:56:03.:56:09.

Zealand. That is live on BBC Three right now, the mixed doubles gold

:56:10.:56:13.

medal match. Will it be another gold medal for England, with Peter Barker

:56:14.:56:20.

and Alison Waters? COMMENTATOR: Welcome back, and an

:56:21.:56:24.

untimely bike change required for Simon Clarke, one of the key runners

:56:25.:56:29.

for Australia. He's back on his bike and in the race but that main chase

:56:30.:56:33.

group has disappeared up off the road now. He's with Sean Downey from

:56:34.:56:36.

Northern Ireland road now. He's with Sean Downey from

:56:37.:56:46.

Nathan Haas now past Clark and Downey off the back of the chasers.

:56:47.:56:50.

He's in good company. He's got some firepower there. The three of them

:56:51.:56:56.

could get back on here. They've got a very fast bike change. Very

:56:57.:57:00.

unfortunate for Australia - they've had several problems in this race.

:57:01.:57:06.

They've tried to do everything they can to influence the

:57:07.:57:06.

good fortune hasn't been there so far. Riding up Argyle Street, the

:57:07.:57:14.

chasers, as they try to get back with the chasing group. Peter

:57:15.:57:19.

Kennaugh now seeing his lead eaten into. It was roughly one

:57:20.:57:26.

Kennaugh now seeing his lead eaten for a long time. Mark Cavendish

:57:27.:57:31.

handing out some much-needed energy gels. As the gap comes

:57:32.:57:35.

handing out some much-needed energy coming from Cavendish to his fellow

:57:36.:57:43.

countryman. He'll certainly be giving encouragement now. He's ugly

:57:44.:57:48.

committed to his move. There's not a lot else you can do. There isn't a

:57:49.:57:51.

great deal to talk about. He's just got to get his head down and do

:57:52.:57:56.

everything he can because if he's caught, surely he won't have enough

:57:57.:57:59.

legs left to get involved in the action. Quite a debate between the

:58:00.:58:02.

pair of them. That's why these moves are so

:58:03.:58:14.

incredibly rare. They do or die - you either pull it off, and it's a

:58:15.:58:20.

heroic effort, and if not you just can't have any legs to get back

:58:21.:58:26.

involved with the action. They've decided behind that the best way to

:58:27.:58:30.

do it is to attack and New Zealand have set this up. It looks like Jack

:58:31.:58:36.

Bauer is having a go for it. It is Jack Bauer for New Zealand, the

:58:37.:58:39.

rider we were talking about earlier, Jack Bauer for New Zealand, the

:58:40.:58:44.

who came so close to the stage win in the Tour de France a few weeks

:58:45.:58:49.

ago. Look at the distant he's put into this group. He is being chased

:58:50.:58:54.

down by one of the Australian riders but he's done an awful lot of

:58:55.:58:59.

damage. There's some damage. Has blown his old tools off in doing the

:59:00.:59:03.

chasing in the last 15 or 20 minutes. We wondered how long that

:59:04.:59:08.

could last. It was a great effort on behalf of his team from Archbold.

:59:09.:59:16.

We're back with Peter Kennaugh. It's been fascinating tactically to watch

:59:17.:59:20.

how different teams have dealt with this move of Peter Kennaugh. No

:59:21.:59:25.

matter how far out he went, he had to be regulated. It was the

:59:26.:59:29.

Australians who decided it was their job and everybody left them to it

:59:30.:59:34.

but the gap has remained quite sizeable. As the kilometres

:59:35.:59:37.

come-down, the tactic of just letting the Australians grind away

:59:38.:59:41.

on the front wasn't going to be enough. The race is under way now

:59:42.:59:45.

and we are going to see more and more attack and Jack Bauer has got

:59:46.:59:52.

the firepower to stay out there. He looked so powerful when he launched

:59:53.:59:54.

the attack. We haven't seen his face at the front. He looks absolutely

:59:55.:00:00.

full of beans. He's been training for this for a month. A beautiful

:00:01.:00:11.

solo attack. Let's see what's happening behind him. We saw that

:00:12.:00:19.

one of the Australian riders was in the distance, trying to shadow him.

:00:20.:00:24.

I don't harmony more riders they have left. Simon Clarke would've

:00:25.:00:27.

been the first we expected but he was just getting back on after that

:00:28.:00:31.

mechanical he had an we're not even sure if got back in contact. He will

:00:32.:00:38.

be familiar to home-based bike riding fans because he raced in a

:00:39.:00:43.

couple of seasons in 2010 and 2011 in the UK and has form in charming

:00:44.:00:47.

chip road races. He was 10th in London in the Olympic Games road

:00:48.:00:51.

race. And now we are looking at Simon Clarke.

:00:52.:01:05.

Well, that is a shame for the Australians, because Simon Clarke's

:01:06.:01:11.

Well, that is a shame for the form looked really good, and they

:01:12.:01:13.

would have been using him at this stage of the race to keep one does

:01:14.:01:22.

on breakaway attempts. -- to keep one eye on breakaway attempts. Just

:01:23.:01:29.

stuck in the traffic, as the pace has gone up, he is not able to move

:01:30.:01:35.

forward. In fact, the traffic is actually in his way now. Well, this

:01:36.:01:41.

is a bit of a mess. Sometimes it is great to be among the cars,

:01:42.:01:45.

sometimes not. Well, they should be watching the riders. When a rider

:01:46.:01:50.

gets that close, the car should instantly pull out of the way.

:01:51.:02:00.

Really grinding out the pace now, it is getting harder and harder every

:02:01.:02:07.

lap. Just 20 riders behind him now. And only one minute 15 behind, at

:02:08.:02:19.

our last check. You can probably feel himself starting to slow now.

:02:20.:02:29.

You can see it is coming right down. If you are going to have a break and

:02:30.:02:33.

ease up, this would be the time to do it. He could stay with Bauer, he

:02:34.:02:39.

could easily outsprint him, but he could not get involved in the action

:02:40.:02:43.

of the group, with people who have not been working thus far. This is

:02:44.:02:49.

when sure, who was calling for support. Simon Clarke making the

:02:50.:02:54.

move, having rejoined the group! Simon Clarke, on the right-hand side

:02:55.:03:04.

of the road. Well, this race is really starting to get lively. Yes,

:03:05.:03:10.

Renshaw has got a problem. I think he needs a new front wheel. I think

:03:11.:03:13.

they are telling him he needs a new front wheel. I think

:03:14.:03:17.

got something compatible for him. He certainly was not happy. No sign of

:03:18.:03:23.

his own service vehicle, probably stuck back in the traffic. Very

:03:24.:03:29.

unusual that the team car cannot get there. There are only 20-odd people

:03:30.:03:33.

left in the race, and he is the star man for the team. Here we go. This

:03:34.:03:43.

is it. Pete Kennaugh's ride out in the front is about to come to an

:03:44.:03:44.

end. He is about to have company. the front is about to come to an

:03:45.:03:49.

Geraint Thomas! Geraint Thomas, with the front is about to come to an

:03:50.:03:53.

the blue on his helmet. Jack Bauer is also there. Three of them, about

:03:54.:03:58.

to join Pete Kennaugh at the front. is also there. Three of them, about

:03:59.:04:03.

Well, that was probably the conversation he was having with Mark

:04:04.:04:07.

Cavendish - I am completely spent, what should I do, maybe I should

:04:08.:04:14.

drop back and join the team? Geraint Thomas of course not riding for the

:04:15.:04:15.

same country, but they are both on Thomas of course not riding for the

:04:16.:04:21.

the same professional team. They are not across to him yet, but the

:04:22.:04:28.

writing is very much on the wall. A brief respite afforded here by

:04:29.:04:35.

Gibson Street. You can see the chasers rapidly closing in.

:04:36.:04:45.

CHRIS BOARDMAN: We saw on the last check that Bauer was 13 seconds

:04:46.:04:51.

behind. Russell Downing is alone and chasing them. We have got Scott

:04:52.:04:57.

Thwaites, Thomas and Bauer, the ones that we can see in the distance. So

:04:58.:05:02.

these are the four that will be in contention. Russell Downing is a

:05:03.:05:15.

further 30 seconds back. It is a very strong group, and I suspect

:05:16.:05:19.

this is the four that we will see contest in the medals. I cannot

:05:20.:05:24.

believe that Pete Kennaugh can get himself back together after the

:05:25.:05:28.

effort he has just made, and contest a sprint with these guys. Still time

:05:29.:05:33.

for the rest to get back on terms, though. Thomas, clearly going really

:05:34.:05:40.

well after the Tour de France. He finished 22nd overall, and he was

:05:41.:05:47.

not riding for himself over there. Scott Thwaites struggling on the

:05:48.:05:51.

back there, but he is in some fantastic company. Right Thomas

:05:52.:05:56.

looks right at home in these conditions. Thomas loves this. The

:05:57.:06:01.

only thing which is missing is more cobbles! Stage five of the Tour de

:06:02.:06:10.

France, this is what he looked like, as he was guiding Richie Porte

:06:11.:06:12.

across the cobblestones of northern France. Well, it was Thomas who

:06:13.:06:17.

really took the initiative that day, once Chris Froome had hit the deck.

:06:18.:06:26.

We are going to see little groups of people trying to get back on terms.

:06:27.:06:31.

You need to look at people and decide, have they got a reason to

:06:32.:06:35.

work with me? And I do not think they have.

:06:36.:06:38.

work with me? And I do not think there. A terrible day for Australia,

:06:39.:06:43.

everything has gone wrong for them - mechanicals, crashes...

:06:44.:07:09.

Tom Scully looks absolutely spent. So does David Millar. . It does not

:07:10.:07:19.

look like it will be a golden sunset to David Millar's career. That was a

:07:20.:07:31.

fast selection, wasn't it you know Kennaugh is going to sit on the back

:07:32.:07:34.

now, he has got nothing to contribute. But it is his best

:07:35.:07:41.

chance of staying in some sort of contention. I don't think anybody

:07:42.:07:46.

will expect him to work, they could not rightfully shout at him, as he

:07:47.:07:50.

has been out there on his own for more than two thirds of this race

:07:51.:07:55.

and! But Geraint Thomas, well, this is a perfect is issued for him to be

:07:56.:08:00.

in. For me, probably the favourite in this group, followed by Bauer.

:08:01.:08:11.

This is going to be fascinating, with 46.5 kilometres still to go

:08:12.:08:15.

here on the streets of Glasgow. The weather not really showing any sign

:08:16.:08:16.

of improvement. I do not think it weather not really showing any sign

:08:17.:08:23.

a done deal, though. There are some classy riders who have just got left

:08:24.:08:27.

behind, for various reasons. We could see Renshaw get back on terms.

:08:28.:08:37.

He lost nearly a minute with his mechanical problem I thought we

:08:38.:08:44.

might see him get together with his team-mate Clarke, but we have not

:08:45.:08:49.

seen that yet. Scott Davies of Wales just ahead of him. In fact, no, I do

:08:50.:09:01.

not think he has got ANY Australians in front of him now. That is Clarke

:09:02.:09:10.

on the front of that group, I think it is Dan Craven in second place,

:09:11.:09:13.

and Renshaw just tagging onto the back. And that fuzzy blob is the

:09:14.:09:18.

leading group of four. The leading group has got two Australian

:09:19.:09:26.

jerseys, which will reduce everybody else's desire to want to work with

:09:27.:09:32.

them. Secondly, the other guys are there because they did not have the

:09:33.:09:36.

legs, whereas Renshaw and Clarke are there because of mechanical

:09:37.:09:41.

reasons. Bauer looked very, very strong in that attack. He is still

:09:42.:09:46.

pushing a fairly low gear, which would indicate he has still got

:09:47.:09:52.

plenty left. This hill will give us an indication. Well, I think we know

:09:53.:10:03.

who is not feeling fresh. Oh, he cannot do it, he cannot go with

:10:04.:10:08.

them. Look at the pain etched on his face now. It has been an epic ride

:10:09.:10:13.

from Pete Kennaugh, but he is losing touch, finally overhauled. Had a

:10:14.:10:19.

fantastic season, taking that women in the Tour of Austria. But this was

:10:20.:10:27.

just one race too far. It was a huge effort he made, very unusual

:10:28.:10:31.

tactics, but that was his one card, and he has played it today. And he

:10:32.:10:35.

will leave the Commonwealth Games with a silver medal from the track.

:10:36.:10:40.

The gold will not materialise this time. That jersey from the Isle of

:10:41.:10:46.

Man was on the front for so long to day. That was the moment I think

:10:47.:10:50.

where he watched the medals riding away from him. I think in his heart

:10:51.:10:55.

of hearts, when he spoke to Mark Cavendish a few kilometres ago, he

:10:56.:11:04.

knew it was all over. Well, is this the final selection for the medals?

:11:05.:11:08.

Well, the next check I think will tell us. Because Renshaw and Clarke

:11:09.:11:20.

certainly have not given up. In about three or four minutes, they

:11:21.:11:24.

will be back at the finish line and we will be able to get a time check.

:11:25.:11:28.

But all three of them are riding well together. They have all got a

:11:29.:11:32.

reason to ride now, they are all guaranteed a medal, if they stay

:11:33.:11:36.

away, and that is a big motivation. Meanwhile, a little bit further

:11:37.:11:44.

back... Is that Clarke? No, I do not think it is. I think it might be

:11:45.:12:01.

Caleb Ewan. Certainly driving hard. Yes, it is, it is Ewan, from

:12:02.:12:09.

Australia, and he is motoring now. Trying to get up into that group of

:12:10.:12:21.

three. Pete Kennaugh might give him a little bit of help, but there is

:12:22.:12:25.

not a great deal he can do now. Straight past him. Kennaugh has

:12:26.:12:32.

decided he has had enough for the day. Coming up into London Road,

:12:33.:12:43.

heading towards Glasgow Green again. I think Ewan has realised that if he

:12:44.:12:47.

does not make a move now, those medals will disappear into the

:12:48.:12:57.

distance, and that will be it. Australia have been doing all the

:12:58.:13:00.

racing today, and they have been in all the mishaps as well - crashes,

:13:01.:13:06.

punctures, mechanicals, it has just fallen apart around them. They have

:13:07.:13:11.

got three riders left but they are constantly playing catch-up because

:13:12.:13:12.

of the misfortune they have had. If constantly playing catch-up because

:13:13.:13:19.

Ewan can get into that group, it changes the dynamic - he is a fast

:13:20.:13:21.

finisher. They have got to keep taking on the

:13:22.:13:36.

fuel. pacemaking equally now. They all

:13:37.:13:59.

know there is a reward at the end for them, it is just a question of

:14:00.:14:00.

know there is a reward at the end which colour, if they can stay away.

:14:01.:14:10.

23 seconds. That is a healthy gap. It is a long way for one rider to

:14:11.:14:15.

close against three. I am not sure that is 23 seconds, though. It is

:14:16.:14:22.

getting foreshortened by our camera. He is driving to come across. Caleb

:14:23.:14:31.

Ewan working so hard to try and reduce the deficit and get into the

:14:32.:14:37.

leading group. He is having to expend a lot of energy to do so.

:14:38.:14:43.

Well, certainly this is not definitive at the moment. I wonder

:14:44.:14:50.

if the Australian team has spoken. They were working for Renshaw,

:14:51.:14:56.

but... Oh, that is a disaster. That is a bit of a disaster for Bauer,

:14:57.:15:02.

the whole lot went down on the floor. Thomas might have lost his

:15:03.:15:07.

feed. But luckily the cars will be able to come up behind them, and

:15:08.:15:11.

they should be able to get a feed. Tough, tough race.

:15:12.:15:25.

pace, 50 kilometres an hour, and it's very difficult to grab a bottle

:15:26.:15:30.

with cold hands. On the Tour de France they have a neutral motorbike

:15:31.:15:33.

with bottles on that goes around the riders. It's worth just taking a

:15:34.:15:38.

couple of kilometres off your post to make sure you can get the

:15:39.:15:42.

bottle. So important at this stage of the race. You can see how tough

:15:43.:15:48.

the effort is. I don't think he's going to bridge the gap. He looked

:15:49.:15:51.

like he'd gone for an all-out effort to try to get across. Ross Downing

:15:52.:15:58.

riding strongly in fifth place. Luke Rowe and Tom Moses coming through.

:15:59.:16:02.

There's nobody with the motivation to get across, is there? They've all

:16:03.:16:09.

got a team-mate upfront. These were the two danger men, for sure.

:16:10.:16:15.

They're a fair way back, just over one minute back to Mark Renshaw and

:16:16.:16:22.

Greg Henderson. Dan Craven has got himself a ride with Europe car. It

:16:23.:16:28.

sounded like somebody cropped into the barriers there. It's Dan Craven

:16:29.:16:34.

who has gone into the barriers. Looks as if he's OK. Hopefully the

:16:35.:16:37.

bike is nice and straight and he can get back on. It's so easy when

:16:38.:16:41.

you're so fatigued to make a small mistake for top the road surface is

:16:42.:16:46.

not forgiving at all. That was a big club in the background. Not even

:16:47.:16:52.

able to get hold of a bottle now. Hopefully they can get something

:16:53.:16:57.

from the car. Still an amount of racing to do. Only 15 of them

:16:58.:16:59.

from the car. Still an amount of gone over the line up to now. That

:17:00.:17:06.

covers over three minutes. Tom Sterling is the last for New

:17:07.:17:07.

Zealand. These riders are Sterling is the last for New

:17:08.:17:13.

be absolutely empty by the time they get to the finishing line. Along

:17:14.:17:18.

Argyle Street they go. Buchanan Street waits, the right-hand turn

:17:19.:17:22.

not far away. Geraint Thomas in the front for Wales. Jack Bauer of New

:17:23.:17:27.

Zealand in second place and Scott Thwaites for England in third. Here

:17:28.:17:30.

is Caleb Ewan from Australia. He hasn't given up the chase. He

:17:31.:17:36.

hasn't. He's absolutely driving over this smooth surface here.

:17:37.:17:39.

Desperately trying to get back on terms and even if he does, this is

:17:40.:17:43.

going to cost him a huge amount of energy. Half a minute is a long way

:17:44.:17:49.

to close on a course like this. A good ride, this, from a very highly

:17:50.:17:53.

thought of young man of just 20 years. A big name for the future in

:17:54.:18:00.

Australian cycling, Caleb Ewan. Turns onto Buchanan Street as

:18:01.:18:06.

Australian cycling, Caleb Ewan. three turn off onto the main road.

:18:07.:18:09.

Scott Thwaites is probably the best three turn off onto the main road.

:18:10.:18:12.

calibre but I don't think he can match the out and out power of

:18:13.:18:17.

Geraint Thomas. Jack Bauer is a good ride and is clearly in great shape

:18:18.:18:19.

after the Geraint Thomas. Jack Bauer is a good

:18:20.:18:19.

ride and is clearly in Tour Geraint Thomas. Jack Bauer is a good

:18:20.:18:23.

attacking before the line between these three. An excellent finish to

:18:24.:18:33.

this race, it promises. We haven't had them in bliss 1986. New Zealand

:18:34.:18:38.

have had three previous winners but not since 1994. Never had a Welsh

:18:39.:18:46.

gold medallist on two wheels in the common wealth games. Caleb Ewan can

:18:47.:18:51.

see them now but it is so near, so far. It must be depressing that they

:18:52.:18:54.

are letting people cross the road between you. He's committed now.

:18:55.:19:00.

This is all he can do. The best hope at the moment for Australia. Inside

:19:01.:19:10.

the last 40 kilometres of the race. Renshaw and Clark at 1.05 minutes. I

:19:11.:19:20.

wonder if he knows the situation of his team-mates because he might be

:19:21.:19:23.

better off waiting for them so they can close of the gap as a three.

:19:24.:19:27.

Looks like he's fully committed to the effort. Is Thomas at front.

:19:28.:19:30.

Already got the effort. Is Thomas at front.

:19:31.:19:33.

week in the time trial. I wonder what sort of form he will bring with

:19:34.:19:37.

him from the back end of the Tour de France. We got some idea when he

:19:38.:19:42.

decided to go for it. It didn't go well for the tedium and the plans

:19:43.:19:48.

went wrong. -- for the team. The plans went wrong in the first week.

:19:49.:19:53.

They tried to salvage it with a plan B but that didn't work and then they

:19:54.:19:58.

got to the stage and it couldn't be finished off. They left

:19:59.:20:01.

empty-handed. They fought hard in the time trial. It looked like he

:20:02.:20:02.

empty-handed. They fought hard in was going to win it until the last

:20:03.:20:10.

couple of kilometres. Still got the motivation to fight his way through.

:20:11.:20:18.

Caleb Ewan still shouting for all his worth. I'm not sure how much

:20:19.:20:25.

he's eating into the advantage held by the leading three. Just 29

:20:26.:20:34.

he's eating into the advantage held left in this race in total. Only 16

:20:35.:20:36.

of the starters have crossed the finishing line up to now. In bits

:20:37.:20:39.

and pieces. A little bit further back. Here is

:20:40.:21:00.

Mark Renshaw. Is that Henderson with them? It looks like Greg Henderson

:21:01.:21:10.

who was just off your screen. Simon Clarke and Mark Renshaw is highly

:21:11.:21:16.

fancied for the gold medal. Team-mates with Mark Cavendish

:21:17.:21:21.

during the season. Hoping to have an easier ride, easier in inverted

:21:22.:21:26.

commas. I'm not sure if he was protecting a motorbike rider there.

:21:27.:21:31.

But it was parked in personally the wrong place just at the exit of the

:21:32.:21:34.

corner. Just to confirm, indeed it was Greg Henderson in the black for

:21:35.:21:38.

New Zealand there with the two Australians. He's the only one who

:21:39.:21:43.

is tactically in a good position. He can sit on the two Australians.

:21:44.:21:48.

is tactically in a good position. He they do make it back, Australia have

:21:49.:21:52.

a good card they do make it back, Australia have

:21:53.:21:56.

potentially two players in the game for New Zealand. I can't think that

:21:57.:22:03.

Ewan is not playing the best tactics here. I think he should have sat up

:22:04.:22:10.

and waited for his team-mates. He's stuck in No Man's Land and being

:22:11.:22:15.

chased by his own team-mates. If he dropped back he could have made a

:22:16.:22:18.

group of three together and would be in a better position. He's only

:22:19.:22:23.

losing ground. He's blowing a gasket and I'm not sure to what purpose it

:22:24.:22:27.

will prove to be. Here we are with Thomas on the front, Bauer second

:22:28.:22:32.

and Thwaites on the inside. The job is done for Nathan Haas of

:22:33.:22:35.

Australia. He had a little dip off the front once they decided to try

:22:36.:22:42.

to begin to real Peter Kennaugh grin. It became clear when Archbold

:22:43.:22:51.

went to the front and real Tim in reasonably easily, he didn't have

:22:52.:22:57.

anything left to contribute. Scott Thwaites as won couple of titles in

:22:58.:23:02.

his career. The Englishman is just taking on an energy gel. He's the

:23:03.:23:08.

national circuit race champion from a couple of years back.

:23:09.:23:20.

Still chugging away, Caleb Ewan. I don't know whether he's getting any

:23:21.:23:30.

communication from the team at all. It's all right for us watching the

:23:31.:23:34.

TV getting time checks and being able to flip between cameras but if

:23:35.:23:36.

he's not getting the information from the vehicles, he hasn't got a

:23:37.:23:41.

radio and doesn't know he is the last Australian on the road.

:23:42.:23:54.

The leaders are now on to great George Street. The furthest point of

:23:55.:24:04.

the circuit geographically, six kilometres into the lap. A

:24:05.:24:09.

discussion going on at the back. I think they are working reasonably

:24:10.:24:11.

well together. They don't have to do too much. As long as

:24:12.:24:16.

well together. They don't have to do amount each, it will be enough to

:24:17.:24:21.

hold off Ewan the rest. They do need to keep working. 36 kilometres to

:24:22.:24:25.

go. Too far for an individual attack, I think. The rider for Wales

:24:26.:24:29.

is attack, I think. The rider for Wales

:24:30.:24:32.

tagging along. attack, I think. The rider for Wales

:24:33.:24:41.

the race. They will just be watching each other now, I think.

:24:42.:24:51.

phases of the race. First it's just trying to

:24:52.:24:58.

phases of the race. First it's just temporary allies to try to force the

:24:59.:24:58.

gap to happen, then they become your temporary allies to try to force the

:24:59.:25:04.

enemies and it just keeps moving all the time. Different strategies and

:25:05.:25:08.

different path this. So many decisions and calculations to make

:25:09.:25:13.

when you are out there on the bike. 35 kilometres to go and I think

:25:14.:25:15.

they'll be happy with the starters quote for a while. Always difficult

:25:16.:25:22.

when you're increasingly physically and mentally tired. Ewan is out

:25:23.:25:27.

there in No Man's and mentally tired. Ewan is out

:25:28.:25:32.

like he will be caught. That will be Ross Downing leading the chase,

:25:33.:25:38.

presumably. The wisest course of action for Ewan would be perhaps to

:25:39.:25:41.

just use up slightly and have some company. We are just through the

:25:42.:25:49.

133, to check, nearly three hours and 20 minutes of racing done. Caleb

:25:50.:26:00.

Ewan is 49 seconds in arrears and Downing, Luke Rowe and Peter

:26:01.:26:04.

Kennaugh are in front. Just behind, Renshaw and Henderson. Dan Craven

:26:05.:26:13.

back intends. No word on Simon Clarke, who we thought was with Mark

:26:14.:26:17.

Renshaw but we're not getting a timing for him. Pick people are just

:26:18.:26:26.

running out of fuel and dropping out of the race. An incredibly hard day

:26:27.:26:30.

and there's no way to save energy for the end. Everybody is working

:26:31.:26:35.

almost the same, whether at the back or the front. We didn't think it

:26:36.:26:39.

would splinter quite as much as this - or I didn't. I thought we'd be

:26:40.:26:44.

attacking this stage from a group of 20 or 30. Making quite a spectacle

:26:45.:26:47.

on the streets of 20 or 30. Making quite a spectacle

:26:48.:26:51.

final day of the Commonwealth Games. But the leading three as they head

:26:52.:26:55.

yet again through Park Circus. 12 laps of this 14 kilometres circuit.

:26:56.:27:01.

I'm pretty certain, looking at the make-up of these groups, it won't

:27:02.:27:06.

come back together. I think we're looking at the medals here. It's

:27:07.:27:09.

just a question of who gets which colour or, indeed, if they have a

:27:10.:27:13.

mechanical problem in these conditions, that would be enough to

:27:14.:27:19.

see them caught by the group behind. A puncture now would be

:27:20.:27:21.

heartbreaking for one of these three. Downing and Luke Rowe, I'm

:27:22.:27:30.

not sure what their motivation is to chase because they've already got

:27:31.:27:33.

team-mates in the lead, in middle positions, and good team-mates as

:27:34.:27:34.

well. I think Kennaugh is just positions, and good team-mates as

:27:35.:27:39.

hanging on to that group for as long as he can after that huge effort

:27:40.:27:46.

that he's put in. Renshaw and Henderson Art one and a half minutes

:27:47.:27:50.

behind and I think that is too big a gap for them to pull back now.

:27:51.:27:59.

When will the attacking Starr? I can't believe these three will want

:28:00.:28:04.

to go all the way to the line. Into Souchiehall Street. Scott Thwaites,

:28:05.:28:10.

the 24-year-old Yorkshire and, doing a turn on the front. Second season

:28:11.:28:13.

with his team. Riding really strongly. We saw what

:28:14.:28:27.

form Bauer had in the Tour de France and we know he's got good legs.

:28:28.:28:33.

Geraint Thomas as well. Thomas twice a bronze medallist in the

:28:34.:28:36.

Commonwealth Games. He had a bronze a few years back on the track,

:28:37.:28:39.

Commonwealth Games. He had a bronze well. That was in Melbourne. A win

:28:40.:28:44.

in the points race as well as the individual time trial on Thursday

:28:45.:28:50.

here. We really are getting to the business end of this now. Bauer

:28:51.:28:56.

looks the freshest of the three, physically. Quite smooth, not

:28:57.:29:00.

rocking about, still quite low, happy climbing seated. We'll have a

:29:01.:29:07.

good indication of the pecking order. You never know with Thomas.

:29:08.:29:13.

He's a top rider. Certainly not. The job done for Wales for Owen Coyle.

:29:14.:29:26.

Just out of the medals in a couple of races. Very unlucky. Two fourth

:29:27.:29:31.

place finishes but hopefully a lot more to come from him in the years

:29:32.:29:42.

ahead. Just looking back now, with Bauer on

:29:43.:29:46.

the back of the leading three. Are we going to see an early attack? If

:29:47.:29:53.

we do, I think it will probably happen on this next climb. Still

:29:54.:29:55.

quite a long way to go. It happen on this next climb. Still

:29:56.:30:02.

we are into that phase of the race now, with such a state of fatigue,

:30:03.:30:08.

with so few riders left to chase, if anybody manages to get away now, who

:30:09.:30:13.

is going to bring them back? And leaving it to the last lap can be

:30:14.:30:21.

quite dangerous. Even if you are completely finished, if you are

:30:22.:30:28.

close enough to the finish, you can dig that little bit deeper. Such a

:30:29.:30:33.

strong team coming into this event, Australia, but it has utterly fallen

:30:34.:30:38.

apart. Montrose Street again, and here goes Scott Thwaites, putting a

:30:39.:30:48.

bit of pressure on on the climb. Thomas looks quite good to me. Bauer

:30:49.:30:58.

gritting his teeth. I suspect Thwaites got around the corner

:30:59.:31:04.

first, so he can control the pace. None of them looking to be overly

:31:05.:31:07.

tested by that. All of them still looking good. Here is the chaser,

:31:08.:31:15.

Caleb Ewan, from Australia. He is now a long way behind, more than a

:31:16.:31:20.

minute back. He is heading for fourth place at best here. Could

:31:21.:31:31.

still get swept up fourth place at best here. Could

:31:32.:31:48.

Rowe, and possibly Pete Kennaugh. Interesting to know why he is

:31:49.:31:52.

driving, with a team-mate in a winning position. Maybe they will

:31:53.:31:56.

just sweep up Ewan and take it from there.

:31:57.:32:04.

Twice more they will have to face this Hill. The side on camera angle

:32:05.:32:18.

gives you an idea of how tough it is. They made it look so easy for

:32:19.:32:29.

the first portion of the race. It looks as if Simon Clarke and Mark

:32:30.:32:32.

Renshaw are going to get back onto this little chase group. Either it

:32:33.:32:46.

was Clarke who had a bike change, he might have lost his transponder,

:32:47.:32:48.

which might have affected the readings. The only people with a

:32:49.:32:57.

rationale to chase here are the Australians. So this should be the

:32:58.:33:04.

point where downing and Rowe sit up and let the Australians get on with

:33:05.:33:09.

it, otherwise, they will be chasing down their own team-mates, with

:33:10.:33:12.

people who can beat them in the spring. -- in the sprint.

:33:13.:33:23.

people who can beat them in the three are working pretty well

:33:24.:33:27.

together. All three of them are good, solid bike riders. Certainly

:33:28.:33:32.

Bauer and Thomas have spent the last three weeks together. There is a lot

:33:33.:33:36.

of respect within the Tour de France peloton, it is almost like becoming

:33:37.:33:40.

part of a club if you make it through that race. You have had

:33:41.:33:43.

shared suffering, shared experiences, they will talk during

:33:44.:33:48.

the day, passing the time of day, and they will work well together.

:33:49.:33:53.

Until it is time to attack each other, of course! Bauer now doing

:33:54.:34:03.

his turn on the front. Thwaites is doing the ride of the day, he looks

:34:04.:34:07.

totally at home in this company, and these are some of the best bike

:34:08.:34:14.

riders in the world. Thwaites is in good company. The road is completely

:34:15.:34:26.

flooded as they go into this corner. He looks smooth, Bauer, but I do not

:34:27.:34:30.

know what kind of acceleration he has got. As we saw in that Tour de

:34:31.:34:36.

France sprint, not a great deal happened. He seems like an

:34:37.:34:45.

enjoyments rider. -- endurance rider. It looks like New Zealand on

:34:46.:34:55.

the front at the moment, possibly. No, is it Kennaugh? Kennaugh, I left

:34:56.:35:06.

him out of that equation, simply because he has had such a hard day.

:35:07.:35:13.

But the Australians certainly should be digging deep. There is no point

:35:14.:35:19.

in the Australians sitting back, because they have got Ewan up the

:35:20.:35:26.

road. As they come through, this time around, they will have

:35:27.:35:35.

road. As they come through, this completed 140 kilometres. This group

:35:36.:35:42.

road. As they come through, this led by Geraint Thomas, of Wales. He

:35:43.:35:46.

slowed down to take the bottle. He knew that that one was very, very

:35:47.:35:55.

important, so he took no chances. I am not sure they will allow feeding

:35:56.:35:59.

at this point in the race, so best to get it on board when you can. 3.5

:36:00.:36:10.

hours in the saddle, at this point. Just a shade under 40km/h. The

:36:11.:36:15.

penultimate lap of the race, underweight. Here comes Caleb Ewan

:36:16.:36:24.

of Australia. He is losing ground but still doing a decent job. I

:36:25.:36:28.

wonder if he knows what is going on behind him. Two of his team-mates

:36:29.:36:32.

will be coming up like a steam train, I would imagine. Here they

:36:33.:36:44.

are. It is Simon Clarke on the front. Why, oh why, does he not look

:36:45.:36:51.

around and wait for his team-mates, have a drink, have a breather, and

:36:52.:36:55.

starts to help them get back to this front group? Clearly unaware of what

:36:56.:37:00.

is going on around him, for whatever reason. It is a big gap that the

:37:01.:37:08.

front three has got. I do not think they can close it. Renshaw wanted to

:37:09.:37:13.

be carried to the sprint, but that is not going to happen. This looks

:37:14.:37:29.

to me like a group which is resigned to Jake riding round to the finish.

:37:30.:37:32.

Russell Downing in there for England. Here comes Ewan, who will

:37:33.:37:39.

be relieved to have got the bottle this time around. I would like them

:37:40.:37:47.

to explain their tactics at the end of the day. I think they are all

:37:48.:37:55.

resigned. That is not the face of the man we saw last lap, who was

:37:56.:38:00.

desperately trying to get back in touch with the front three. It is a

:38:01.:38:04.

man who is just waiting for the day to end. Same with these others.

:38:05.:38:11.

There is not a lot they can do now, with a deficit of more than two

:38:12.:38:19.

minutes. It has been a long day for Pete Kennaugh, more than for anyone

:38:20.:38:34.

else! We are down to nine riders, and I think almost certainly, it

:38:35.:38:36.

will be Thwaites, Bauer and and I think almost certainly, it

:38:37.:38:43.

for the medals. Two minutes at this stage is a lot of ground to be

:38:44.:38:51.

behind. 26k to go for the leaders. Bauer takes on some food. It is so

:38:52.:38:57.

easy to go electric, when you get low on energy. Thwaites is looking

:38:58.:39:03.

better than he was before, when they were driving to get this breakaway

:39:04.:39:11.

established. The gears of the others are going up as well. Another

:39:12.:39:14.

tell-tale sign of fatigue setting tell-tale sign of fatigue setting

:39:15.:39:25.

in. As they go along St Vincent Street, away from the city centre,

:39:26.:39:32.

heading west. Let's have a look what has happened here in this chase

:39:33.:39:37.

group. A quick right change required, and it is Mark Renshaw.

:39:38.:39:44.

That looked like it was a prearranged bike change, which is

:39:45.:39:49.

pretty smart, but it cannot be doing much for his morale. It has been a

:39:50.:39:55.

disrupted afternoon for Mark Renshaw. Thwaites leads this trio on

:39:56.:40:02.

the climb. Bauer trying to stock up as much as he can. Just done eight

:40:03.:40:10.

quick calculation, and they have been up 456 small climbs today, by

:40:11.:40:15.

the time they have finished this race. People were asking, is it a

:40:16.:40:22.

worthy championship course? 456 small climbs! It was the same in the

:40:23.:40:33.

women's race, it was who was left standing, contested the medals,

:40:34.:40:36.

really. Everybody else was going backwards, it was Lizzie Armitstead

:40:37.:40:49.

and Emma Pooley. It was a stunning, powerful, decisive surge from Lizzie

:40:50.:40:55.

Armitstead on that last lap to take gold today. As they come into

:40:56.:41:01.

Buchanan Street. This does not look like a set of people driving to get

:41:02.:41:09.

back on terms. But fair play, riders of this calibre, riding in these

:41:10.:41:15.

conditions, just going through another hour, or three quarters of

:41:16.:41:18.

an hour of racing, just to say you have finished, is worthy. Geraint

:41:19.:41:27.

Thomas going to the front. It would be quite something if Thomas could

:41:28.:41:31.

win this race, to become the first Welshman to win a cycling gold

:41:32.:41:35.

medal. I thought he looked good couple of laps ago, but Scott

:41:36.:41:42.

Thwaites almost looks like he has come round a bit. I am sure it could

:41:43.:41:46.

turn on its head when the pressure really comes on on some of the

:41:47.:41:53.

climbs. It is hard to tell who is the freshest at the moment. They are

:41:54.:41:57.

just roughly doing their terms, they do not need to do any more to stay

:41:58.:42:03.

ahead of the rest, I do not think. Nobody is giving anything away. The

:42:04.:42:09.

closer we get to the finish, as they come up towards Kelvingrove Park...

:42:10.:42:22.

And this trio with a decent amount of elbow room at the front of the

:42:23.:42:30.

race. CHRIS BOARDMAN: Only 13 riders have

:42:31.:42:39.

come across the last time check, out of 140 starters.

:42:40.:42:47.

SIMON BROTHERTON: For those of you churning in, wondering how David

:42:48.:42:51.

Millar is getting on for Scotland, just a few minutes ago, he came over

:42:52.:42:56.

the time check in 11th, 3.44 minutes down, with Scott Davies and then

:42:57.:43:06.

Craven for company. Here we are back with Renshaw, the Australian. It

:43:07.:43:13.

just has not gone to plan for the Aussies to day. They have had a

:43:14.:43:17.

stranglehold on this event, winning the last four.

:43:18.:43:28.

Caleb Ewan, having been caught by that group, is going to be

:43:29.:43:34.

struggling to hang onto the back of it, I think. He has put so much

:43:35.:43:40.

effort in over last lap and a half. It just happens so quickly at this

:43:41.:43:44.

point in the race, when you run out of energy, you just grind to a halt.

:43:45.:43:49.

Someone can go from looking really fresh to just grinding to a halt,

:43:50.:43:57.

within ten minutes. Geraint Thomas, regardless of his physical state,

:43:58.:44:00.

looks like a man who is up for a fight. Chance of a lifetime for

:44:01.:44:11.

Thwaites. What is Bauer likely to do, is he likely to have a good old

:44:12.:44:17.

go, or will they all leave it to the finish? I would expect to see Bauer

:44:18.:44:22.

going for an attack. I do not think he would want

:44:23.:44:26.

going for an attack. I do not think finish. Indeed, he looks as though

:44:27.:44:29.

he has been taking as much on board as possible in the last 20 minutes

:44:30.:44:35.

or so. Of the three of them, I would say Thwaites has got a pretty good

:44:36.:44:40.

shout. Geraint is the hard man, and a good tactician as well. They are

:44:41.:44:46.

leading by just over two and a half minutes now. Just having a quick

:44:47.:44:51.

chat there, deciding what the tax Excel going to be. As we switch back

:44:52.:44:59.

to the following group. -- what the tactics are going to be. A good ride

:45:00.:45:13.

by Ross Downing today. 35 now, did well in 2005.

:45:14.:45:20.

by Ross Downing today. 35 now, did cameraman has stood on those

:45:21.:45:25.

motorbikes for four hours for us to get the images and they

:45:26.:45:29.

motorbikes for four hours for us to women's race before, so six hours.

:45:30.:45:34.

Skilful work as ever. A superb job they provide. And also, in somewhat

:45:35.:45:41.

watered were -- wall of physicians, inside the velodrome.

:45:42.:45:50.

He was looking so good for two thirds of this race.

:45:51.:46:00.

He was looking so good for two strong on the climb s. 22, Tom

:46:01.:46:03.

Moses. This seems to be his position strong on the climb s. 22, Tom

:46:04.:46:12.

in this group. A good shout from the strong on the climb s. 22, Tom

:46:13.:46:20.

crowd there. Getting towards the point where somebody is going to

:46:21.:46:29.

have to start the attacking. This is it. We're looking at the leading

:46:30.:46:34.

three a bit further back. I think Caleb Ewan is struggling to keep

:46:35.:46:40.

going. Simon Clarke alongside him. He's absolutely parked it there.

:46:41.:46:44.

Barely got the strength to turn the pedals round. That's about the speed

:46:45.:46:49.

Barely got the strength to turn the I was going around the course. In

:46:50.:46:56.

fact, not quite that fast! The aerial shot gives you an idea of

:46:57.:47:03.

just how fast they are still going. They've just come down the descent

:47:04.:47:06.

of Gibson Road, heading into Woodlands Road. Momentarily making

:47:07.:47:13.

the journey back in towards the city to double back on themselves. Here

:47:14.:47:20.

we are with the leaders once more. What a race and we're not done yet.

:47:21.:47:27.

So wait again asserting himself on the front as the road goes uphill.

:47:28.:47:36.

-- Scott Thwaites. There doesn't seem to be much to choose between

:47:37.:47:40.

the three of them at the moment. Scott Thwaites is not looking back

:47:41.:47:43.

to check what condition the others are in. Jack Bauer seems to be on

:47:44.:47:49.

the back on the climb so he can get a good gauge of how the others are

:47:50.:47:53.

feeling and you learn as a professional to get a feel for the

:47:54.:47:54.

state of the others professional to get a feel for the

:47:55.:47:58.

language, the gear they're using, how much back when there is, and the

:47:59.:48:03.

riders will try to hide it but sometimes there's nothing you can do

:48:04.:48:08.

about it and there are several tells they look out for. No

:48:09.:48:12.

indication from any of them so far. They all look about the same! No

:48:13.:48:17.

indication as to who is bluffing and who is really going well, who might

:48:18.:48:25.

launch an attack. The horrid thing in this is whom launches the first

:48:26.:48:29.

one because are they going to get caught out

:48:30.:48:30.

one because are they going to get always difficult waiting for

:48:31.:48:34.

somebody to throw the first punch, so to speak. That's what they're

:48:35.:48:41.

doing right now because they are heading towards the last 20

:48:42.:48:45.

kilometres of this race. It seems they've been out there for ever. 20

:48:46.:48:57.

kilometres to go. Over the cobbles. It has brightened up but it is still

:48:58.:49:00.

raining so I think it's fair to say these are the conditions for the

:49:01.:49:04.

rest of the day, not that it will make any difference to the road

:49:05.:49:06.

surface is now as everything is good to be drenched. A lighter shade of

:49:07.:49:17.

grey above the finishing area now. Total motivation for all of these is

:49:18.:49:22.

that they know they are guaranteed a medal. Nobody else in the race can

:49:23.:49:27.

say that. In some ways, that's the best group to be in because no

:49:28.:49:30.

matter what happens, they are going to be standing on the podium. They

:49:31.:49:34.

can probably afford a mechanical problem now as well. A situation

:49:35.:49:39.

where these three know that everyone gets a prize of some colour. Who can

:49:40.:49:43.

claim the gold? They won't have to wait too long now. Half an hour, I

:49:44.:49:51.

would say, of racing left to do. It slowed down quite a bit in the last

:49:52.:49:54.

couple of laps. I think it's really starting to take its toll, getting

:49:55.:50:02.

on for nearly 41 kilometres per hour a while and we dipped below 40

:50:03.:50:07.

metres per hour in the last two laps. I suspect that will pick the

:50:08.:50:15.

not too distant future. Geraint Thomas doing a turn up front with

:50:16.:50:19.

Jack Bauer right behind him. This looks like Grant Ferguson, the

:50:20.:50:26.

20-year-old from the host nation. Fifth in the men's mountain bike

:50:27.:50:29.

race and he's done really well to hang on this long. He certainly has.

:50:30.:50:44.

He is going to be one of those who finishes the race. He is a lovely

:50:45.:50:50.

young lad. I've been on the mountain bike with him on several occasions

:50:51.:50:56.

and he's very skilled. Dished out a bit of punishment on the descent,

:50:57.:51:00.

did he? Chris is wincing at the very memory of it! A bit more out of

:51:01.:51:11.

those muscles. Into the city centre once more down towards Nelson

:51:12.:51:16.

Mandela Place. Is anybody going to have a go this time around? Just

:51:17.:51:22.

George Street, and then the left-hand turn. Is somebody going to

:51:23.:51:26.

chance their arm and launch the attack? They've only got so much

:51:27.:51:30.

energy left in the tank, all of them. They need to make it count.

:51:31.:51:35.

Whoever makes an attack, if any of them do, they need to make it count.

:51:36.:51:41.

Who knows how many times you can go for it between now and the end of

:51:42.:51:48.

the race? Only two goes at this. An opportunity either over the top or

:51:49.:51:52.

on the climb itself. Only a few seconds' burst but it will catch

:51:53.:51:57.

people out on their tired legs. We can see it sweeping left in front of

:51:58.:52:00.

them, setting themselves up on the right side of the road, trying to

:52:01.:52:07.

carry as much speed as possible. Jack Bauer going to the front as

:52:08.:52:11.

they take on Montrose Street for the penultimate time. He's got himself

:52:12.:52:18.

for -- to the back now. They lead from the front. Doesn't look as if

:52:19.:52:25.

anyone is going to try and launch anything. They have to anticipate

:52:26.:52:40.

the potential need to accelerate. Bauer just letting himself adrift

:52:41.:52:46.

from front. No indication of who is fatigued here. It's impossible to

:52:47.:52:52.

tell when you look at the three of them at the moment. It's going to

:52:53.:52:56.

come down to the last lap, isn't it? What a last lap it has the potential

:52:57.:53:01.

to be. It's definitely these three who will contest the finish. That

:53:02.:53:05.

has certainly been apparent for a little while now. Well over 2.5

:53:06.:53:17.

minutes now, the lead. David Millar is in ninth place, 4.5 minutes in

:53:18.:53:23.

arrears. I'm sure he'll see the day through.

:53:24.:53:37.

Thomas just dropping back a little bit and having a look down at the

:53:38.:53:45.

bike. It would be a terrible time for him to have a mechanical,

:53:46.:53:50.

wouldn't it? He could still get a medal now, I think, even with a bike

:53:51.:53:54.

change but I think the gold would be out the window. That's the kind of

:53:55.:54:02.

thing you do if you're going to attack, so you

:54:03.:54:04.

thing you do if you're going to the slipstream and surprise them. He

:54:05.:54:08.

suddenly started loitering just off the back. We saw Emma Pooley launch

:54:09.:54:16.

a couple of attacks from a similar position in the women's race this

:54:17.:54:20.

morning. Still together, coming down the high street. They are heading

:54:21.:54:24.

back towards the green. Bauer looks the high street. They are heading

:54:25.:54:40.

the freshest of the three. Feeding little and often, Bauer, constantly.

:54:41.:54:45.

Next time over the line, they'll take the bell. Turning into London

:54:46.:54:51.

Road now, which will bring them back towards us. One more time they will

:54:52.:54:57.

be coming through here. It's been a long day for them all. Thomas on the

:54:58.:55:05.

front, Bauer in the middle, Scott Thwaites at the back. Meanwhile,

:55:06.:55:11.

back on Montrose Street, here is the next group. That's just how far back

:55:12.:55:16.

they are. Peter Kennaugh at the front of that group, Ross Downing

:55:17.:55:22.

there as well. Mark Renshaw, number 14, for Australia still up there and

:55:23.:55:27.

the rider from New Zealand is Greg Henderson in the middle. Hats off to

:55:28.:55:34.

Peter Kennaugh. In with it. The easiest thing in the world would

:55:35.:55:39.

have been to just roll off into the pits having been caught. Peter

:55:40.:55:45.

Kennaugh certainly made it a very interesting race but it was asking

:55:46.:55:52.

an extraordinary amount to win with a ride like that. Certainly took

:55:53.:55:57.

everybody by surprise, including us. Actually, that's not hard! Here they

:55:58.:56:03.

come with a couple of right-handers through the water. They're rolling

:56:04.:56:12.

through now. There's no real need to force this break forward. They've

:56:13.:56:13.

just got to keep rolling through, force this break forward. They've

:56:14.:56:20.

the finish until it's time to start the attacking. Who knows,

:56:21.:56:22.

the finish until it's time to start go all the way to the line. I'd be

:56:23.:56:29.

very surprised if that was the case. Just 15 kilometres remaining to

:56:30.:56:32.

decide the Commonwealth title. What a race and what an intriguing final

:56:33.:56:37.

lap we've a race and what an intriguing final

:56:38.:56:40.

three. We're looking at the medallists here. Barring some major

:56:41.:56:43.

unforeseen problem. Who has got medallists here. Barring some major

:56:44.:56:58.

legs? Wales, New Zealand and England still in the running. Thomas, Bauer

:56:59.:57:01.

and Thwaites. Oh, a problem here for Luke Rowe.

:57:02.:57:31.

of getting one of the minor places. From our

:57:32.:57:33.

of getting one of the minor places. position. As they come up

:57:34.:57:37.

of getting one of the minor places. bell for the final lap. Just one

:57:38.:57:41.

more time through those six climbs. more time through those six climbs.

:57:42.:57:46.

One lap to go in the Commonwealth Games men's road race.

:57:47.:57:48.

One lap to go in the Commonwealth hours in the saddle and one of these

:57:49.:57:53.

three will be crowned Commonwealth champion and my goodness me, won't

:57:54.:57:57.

they have earned it? Geraint Thomas from Wales at the back of the three,

:57:58.:58:02.

Scott Thwaites in the middle for England, and Jack Bauer - who was so

:58:03.:58:06.

close to winning a stage in the Tour de France couple of weeks ago -

:58:07.:58:11.

leading the way for New Zealand. The last time check we had was over 2.5

:58:12.:58:17.

minutes from the nearest challengers. Given the nature and

:58:18.:58:21.

the make-up of those, they weren't riders who were chasing for all they

:58:22.:58:24.

were worth and at this stage in the race if the gap is anything like

:58:25.:58:28.

that, it would be far too big. Three my disc -- riders, three medals.

:58:29.:58:36.

It's just a question of who will get which one and will there be a

:58:37.:58:42.

sprint? Is somebody going to surge forward and try to get away and drop

:58:43.:58:48.

the other two? Or will the status quo remain until the end? Will we

:58:49.:58:54.

see a three up sprint to the end? It's hard to know who it is that

:58:55.:58:58.

would be in that situation after so much racing. With fresh legs, it

:58:59.:59:05.

would probably go to Thwaites. There's Grant Ferguson. It started

:59:06.:59:11.

absolutely poorer again at the finish. Luckily,

:59:12.:59:13.

absolutely poorer again at the the riders are out on the course,

:59:14.:59:16.

which is very close to where we are. the riders are out on the course,

:59:17.:59:21.

which is very close to where Maybe that cloud will catch up with them

:59:22.:59:23.

as they had along Argyle Street. Thomas having a little look, just

:59:24.:59:28.

checking the other two out. Bauer is a bit of a diesel once he

:59:29.:59:41.

gets going. He powers along the road. He's probably just wondering

:59:42.:59:50.

how he can cause himself to get up the road on his own and take them by

:59:51.:59:54.

surprise. One of the downsides of having a group of three is that it's

:59:55.:59:57.

very difficult to take anybody unawares. Hats off to the people of

:59:58.:00:05.

Glasgow for turning out in such great numbers to day. They have had

:00:06.:00:11.

such a soaking this afternoon. It has been a good circuit for them,

:00:12.:00:15.

being able to see the riders so many times. They have been rewarded for

:00:16.:00:22.

their perseverance in sticking with taking it nice and steady through

:00:23.:00:26.

there, they have the time in which to do so.

:00:27.:00:44.

SIMON BROTHERTON: Here is the second group, as the bell goes, and it is

:00:45.:00:55.

going to be just over three minutes. Well, that is a group rolling to the

:00:56.:00:59.

finish, seated through, maybe contest the minor places. -- see it

:01:00.:01:03.

through. Those riders were riding for fourth

:01:04.:01:23.

place. Meanwhile, here are the leaders.

:01:24.:01:28.

CHRIS BOARDMAN: I make it just 19 riders left in this race. We started

:01:29.:01:34.

with 140. Geraint Thomas makes a move! Thomas decides to go for it.

:01:35.:01:41.

Just a slight hesitation from the others for half a second. Thomas

:01:42.:01:47.

goes for glory. He has got it, he has got the gap, they cannot

:01:48.:01:53.

everybody going along in slow motion here at. He had a little look back,

:01:54.:02:03.

and Thwaites, initially having led the way, has left Bauer on the

:02:04.:02:07.

front. None of them have got anything left in the legs. Thomas

:02:08.:02:13.

got there first. He did catch them by surprise, and he got that split

:02:14.:02:16.

second advantage, which was all he needed just look at the gap he has

:02:17.:02:23.

got already. It was a decent sized incline for him to make his move, on

:02:24.:02:29.

Montrose Street. But now, Geraint Thomas's cards are firmly on the

:02:30.:02:35.

table. Well, it is not they are holding him at 100m. Wouldn't it be

:02:36.:02:44.

fantastic to see Geraint Thomas, always in the action, but almost

:02:45.:02:46.

never the first to cross the line, take the Commonwealth title? Thomas

:02:47.:02:55.

now, fully committed in his pursuit of the gold medal here. It says

:02:56.:03:02.

eight seconds, I am not sure it of the gold medal here. It says

:03:03.:03:07.

quite that. But I cannot believe that that is not enough for Thomas,

:03:08.:03:12.

I think he has got it now. He timed it perfectly, it is a difficult

:03:13.:03:16.

thing to do with just three riders. I do not think either of them have

:03:17.:03:21.

got an answer to this one. He just made sure that he was on the other

:03:22.:03:25.

side of the road, and he absolutely went for it on St Vincent Street.

:03:26.:03:30.

Still fairly early on the final lap when he made the attack. Thwaites,

:03:31.:03:35.

content to let Bauer do the work here, as they try to chase Thomas

:03:36.:03:43.

down. It looks like the other two have already resigned themselves to

:03:44.:03:47.

sprinting for silver and bronze. What a ride this is from Thomas, for

:03:48.:03:55.

Wales. Just have to stay upright and avoid any mechanical mishaps on this

:03:56.:04:00.

final lap. He has gained another two seconds, ten seconds is the gap now.

:04:01.:04:07.

I would say it is slightly more. The other two are starting to think a

:04:08.:04:08.

bit about the sprint. I other two are starting to think a

:04:09.:04:17.

they were going to get back to him, they would have done it immediately.

:04:18.:04:23.

Geraint Thomas gets his skates on through Kelvingrove Park, trying to

:04:24.:04:31.

blast his way around this final lap. So, at the

:04:32.:04:32.

blast his way around this final lap. in the silver medal position, with

:04:33.:04:39.

Bauer behind him. But here is the race leader, from Wales! Is this

:04:40.:04:46.

going to be an historic ride? Will it be only the third ever gold medal

:04:47.:04:50.

for Wales in cycling in the Commonwealth Games? I cannot believe

:04:51.:04:55.

anything other than mechanical problems will stop him now. He came

:04:56.:05:00.

here after a very hard Tour de France. He was just beaten in the

:05:01.:05:05.

time trial. Well, this one is going to be his. And it is deserved. The

:05:06.:05:13.

bit is very firmly between his teeth. What form he has come out of

:05:14.:05:19.

the Tour de France with. You can just see them in the distance, but

:05:20.:05:27.

he is driving away from them. And the others, we will be getting time

:05:28.:05:33.

checks on them soon as well. They will start to think about riding for

:05:34.:05:36.

medals and attacking each other, rather than chasing Thomas. 18

:05:37.:05:43.

seconds, the latest gap, and as you could see, there was no sign of

:05:44.:05:47.

anybody behind him, as he went round the corner. I just do not think they

:05:48.:05:54.

are going through the motions of chasing Geraint Thomas, but they

:05:55.:05:57.

have not got the power to bring him back. In the heart of the West End,

:05:58.:06:08.

at the furthest point from the start-finish line at the moment,

:06:09.:06:12.

geographically, six kilometres into the final lap of this race. It is an

:06:13.:06:18.

enormous gap that he has opened up. I think they have decided that that

:06:19.:06:24.

is it, they are going to let him go. He has just got to stay upright,

:06:25.:06:27.

keep the pressure on the pedals, and the gold medal is his. Surely nobody

:06:28.:06:35.

can close this now. Nearly half a minute, his advantage, already. He

:06:36.:06:40.

has built up that lead in probably just three kilometres. He can enjoy

:06:41.:06:45.

the sound of the crowds. It is not all over, but I do not think he can

:06:46.:06:52.

be caught now. Geraint Thomas is a proper team player, so it is great

:06:53.:06:56.

to see him having the opportunity to ride for himself today. And here he

:06:57.:07:05.

is, Geraint Thomas. He will take the left-hand turn, which will take him

:07:06.:07:10.

down into Gibson Street. He will go whizzing down this descent. He can

:07:11.:07:17.

now choose to be a bit cautious on these corners. Thwaites is doing the

:07:18.:07:20.

ride of his life, not these corners. Thwaites is doing the

:07:21.:07:29.

driving so hard now. He has got a very good chance against Bauer of

:07:30.:07:32.

getting the very good chance against Bauer of

:07:33.:07:35.

after himself and does not allow the New Zealander to surprise him.

:07:36.:07:45.

after himself and does not allow the 70km/h down here. A very popular win

:07:46.:07:48.

this would be for Geraint Thomas, as he pushes his lead out even further.

:07:49.:07:57.

All things being equal, everything being well, this was a race winning

:07:58.:08:06.

move, a gold-medal winning move, provided he stays upright and has no

:08:07.:08:12.

mechanical issue. These two were very evenly matched, they could not

:08:13.:08:16.

get away from each other. I wonder if that final climb of Montrose

:08:17.:08:25.

Street will prove decisive for them. The Welsh squad were looking really

:08:26.:08:28.

strong throughout the race, they had a really strong line-up. They have

:08:29.:08:37.

been near the front all day. The right Thomas, unlike Peter Kennaugh,

:08:38.:08:41.

has ridden a more right Thomas, unlike Peter Kennaugh,

:08:42.:08:46.

pattern, staying in the top ten, letting his team police the moves,

:08:47.:08:51.

and then opening up in the last ten kilometres. Just 6.5 kilometres to

:08:52.:09:04.

go. And the gap going up all the time. Three quarters of a minute

:09:05.:09:11.

now. They are getting time checks, they are riding for the finish. That

:09:12.:09:21.

is not to people riding to get themselves back into contention,

:09:22.:09:23.

is not to people riding to get they know they are contesting the

:09:24.:09:28.

silver and a bronze. Oh, there is a problem for Geraint Thomas! What

:09:29.:09:34.

drama! Thomas has had to stop! I do not believe it! Puncture on the

:09:35.:09:39.

front. This needs to be a good change. This suddenly makes life

:09:40.:09:43.

interesting, yet again! This is unbelievable for Geraint Thomas! Oh,

:09:44.:09:51.

no! I cannot speak. Such a shame! This has to be a good change. It is

:09:52.:09:58.

an incredibly slow change. And suddenly, these two are right back

:09:59.:10:03.

in the race! They will be blissfully unaware of what they are about to

:10:04.:10:08.

see around the corner. Well, that is desperately sad for Thomas. Has he

:10:09.:10:14.

managed to retain the lead? The helicopter cut away from him, so we

:10:15.:10:18.

did not see it, but he has managed to hang onto it! Let's hope

:10:19.:10:22.

did not see it, but he has managed has managed to maintain something

:10:23.:10:26.

here. The way that he had ridden the last lap, he deserves to retain the

:10:27.:10:31.

lead. For the way he had ridden away from everybody else. Not only that,

:10:32.:10:36.

needs to his composure. What a heart stopping moment for him. My heart

:10:37.:10:41.

was in my mouth, nobody deserves it more than Thomas. It was a slow

:10:42.:10:47.

change, he got a no, service wheel, which had to be fitted to his bike.

:10:48.:10:52.

He has still got an advantage, but you could see that his cornering

:10:53.:10:56.

afterwards was a lot more tentative. 20 seconds, his lead, I hope that is

:10:57.:10:59.

still enough. 20 seconds, his lead, I hope that is

:11:00.:11:04.

not got the news, and they have started to play cat and mouse, which

:11:05.:11:05.

should be good for Thomas. started to play cat and mouse, which

:11:06.:11:13.

relief for Geraint Thomas, and for the people of Wales, that their man

:11:14.:11:18.

is still in front. I have got to wonder, where was his team car? May

:11:19.:11:24.

be the commissar had not let them go. And you can see the other two,

:11:25.:11:30.

just a bit further down the road. What has he got left? Suddenly, it

:11:31.:11:36.

is not a procession any more. He cannot enjoy the crowds, he has got

:11:37.:11:41.

to get his head down and drive all the way to the line. The gold

:11:42.:11:46.

medal, the others will see it is still a possibility for them. If he

:11:47.:11:54.

has used up all his energy to make that attack, then they could still

:11:55.:11:58.

get back on terms, but I do not think they can. I wonder how aware

:11:59.:12:00.

the other two are. If at all. think they can. I wonder how aware

:12:01.:12:06.

of these long, straight roads, they will have seen him in front, I do

:12:07.:12:08.

not know whether they think there will have seen him in front, I do

:12:09.:12:13.

something they can do about it. 20 seconds is still a good buffer, with

:12:14.:12:19.

4.5 kilometres remaining. That has certainly added some drama. I hope

:12:20.:12:22.

nothing else happens to Geraint Thomas. He thoroughly deserves this

:12:23.:12:32.

win. This is where he has got to be careful. These are unknown tyres

:12:33.:12:44.

win. This is where he has got to be him on the front wheel now. And here

:12:45.:12:44.

is the chase, not too far behind. He has got one more climb to negotiate,

:12:45.:12:49.

then there are no more big obstacles in his way. He has pushed his lead

:12:50.:12:56.

out again. It is certainly a decent lead, he has just got to be careful

:12:57.:13:00.

on these corners, it is certainly a decent lead, he has just got to be

:13:01.:13:03.

careful on these corners, leaders not know the tyres, you does not

:13:04.:13:05.

know the pressure, he does not know how it will slow down, compared to

:13:06.:13:13.

the tyres he has been using all day. Here we go, back with the leader,

:13:14.:13:18.

Geraint Thomas. Still closing in on that gold-medal. But as we suggested

:13:19.:13:21.

earlier on that last lap, far from there yet. This is it now. The last

:13:22.:13:28.

time up the climb. This is the there yet. This is it now. The last

:13:29.:13:35.

major difficulty of there yet. This is it now. The last

:13:36.:13:35.

can hold a decent lead here, every chance of bringing home

:13:36.:13:43.

the gold medal for Wales. And he knows he is just 100m away from

:13:44.:13:51.

finishing the very last climb of the day. He has got he is getting plenty

:13:52.:14:00.

of time checks. And here come the next two, Jack Bauer and Thwaites.

:14:01.:14:11.

After 456 climbs, they will be glad that this is the very last one.

:14:12.:14:17.

After this they will be coming down towards the park. And it is not

:14:18.:14:24.

looking easy, is it? Thwaites is looking back, but Bauer is able to

:14:25.:14:30.

stay with him. He cannot counter. Between these two, it is almost

:14:31.:14:33.

certainly going to be a sprint now. Back with the leader. It will be

:14:34.:14:44.

mostly downhill as he heads back down towards Glasgow Green. He's got

:14:45.:14:53.

Rottenrow to negotiate. Very careful on these corners now. Taking no

:14:54.:15:01.

chances on this new front wheel. One of the slowest corners of the day

:15:02.:15:05.

that we've seen but it doesn't matter. Safely negotiated, down the

:15:06.:15:08.

high street he goes, past the rail station, and this is to take him

:15:09.:15:14.

down to within touching distance of Glasgow Green and the finish. The

:15:15.:15:18.

race for silver far from done as well but these two, having thought

:15:19.:15:24.

for a moment - well, we thought they would be back in contention for

:15:25.:15:30.

gold, but it doesn't look that way. Geraint Thomas can't afford to have

:15:31.:15:33.

another problem. They're not that far behind him, just a few hundred

:15:34.:15:37.

metres. What a ride from Geraint Thomas of Wales. This is going to be

:15:38.:15:45.

a very, very popular win as he turns down into London Road. Again, he'll

:15:46.:15:50.

just take it steady round this corner. Here he comes. He'll see the

:15:51.:15:55.

edge of Glasgow Green, the entrance to it, just in front of him. Two

:15:56.:16:00.

kilometres to go now, just over a minute of riding and he'll see the

:16:01.:16:06.

one, to flag and then he'll be able to enjoy the last kilometre of his

:16:07.:16:09.

race. He is almost there now, almost done it. Glasgow Green and the

:16:10.:16:15.

finishing area awaits and this will be a final 1.7 kilometres to savour

:16:16.:16:21.

for Geraint Thomas. That late, late scare halfway round the final lap

:16:22.:16:24.

had everybody's hearts in their mouths but he survived it. Still

:16:25.:16:29.

getting some time checks just to let him know that it's OK and he can be

:16:30.:16:32.

careful on the last corners. It's his now. They're only now taking

:16:33.:16:35.

that turn into London Road. his now. They're only now taking

:16:36.:16:42.

he gets a flat tyre now, he just needs to keep riding on it and get

:16:43.:16:47.

to the finish. Here we are, near the People's Palace and Glasgow Green.

:16:48.:16:52.

What a race it's been, what a tough race. What a ride by Geraint Thomas.

:16:53.:16:57.

Bronze medallist in the time trial on Thursday. A week ago, he was

:16:58.:17:04.

finishing the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees in Paris and here he

:17:05.:17:08.

is riding to Commonwealth Games gold. Just over a kilometre to go.

:17:09.:17:14.

He's almost there. Helicopters overhead are announcing his arrival.

:17:15.:17:19.

The pin ultimate bends to bring him alongside the river towards the very

:17:20.:17:22.

last curve that will see him onto the finishing straight. Geraint

:17:23.:17:28.

Thomas is going to win with a little bit of elbow room here. He would

:17:29.:17:34.

have had more but for that late puncture which just must have felt

:17:35.:17:36.

like it took an eternity to get sorted out. What must have been

:17:37.:17:40.

going through his sorted out. What must have been

:17:41.:17:47.

composure, his legs stayed good and he stormed away again, increasing

:17:48.:17:49.

his advantage over the chasing Dureau of Jack Bauer and Scott

:17:50.:17:56.

Thwaites. They're the three who, a considerable distance before the

:17:57.:17:59.

end, were left to contest the medals after Peter Kennaugh's long escape

:18:00.:18:05.

was reeled back in. This is a moment he can savour. So often the team

:18:06.:18:09.

player but now the glory will be his. Geraint Thomas for Wales coming

:18:10.:18:14.

into the finishing straight. This is an historic moment for Welsh

:18:15.:18:18.

cycling, the first-ever Welsh male to win a gold medal on two wheels in

:18:19.:18:25.

the Commonwealth Games, a third ever Welsh gold in cycling. Louise Jones

:18:26.:18:31.

in 1990, Mick Allcock in 2002 and Geraint Thomas wins for Wales in

:18:32.:18:33.

Glasgow Airport Geraint Thomas wins for Wales in

:18:34.:18:45.

the late scare and the puncture on the last lap. He kept his cool and

:18:46.:18:52.

rode away to victory. Jack Bauer now on the front as we

:18:53.:18:57.

rode away to victory. Jack Bauer now race for silver. Bauer leading out

:18:58.:18:58.

rode away to victory. Jack Bauer now Scott Thwaites who has done a

:18:59.:19:01.

tremendous ride to win a medal, whichever colour it ends

:19:02.:19:09.

tremendous ride to win a medal, as Bauer follows. Bauer has been in

:19:10.:19:16.

a situation recently where it is going to come down to the sprint.

:19:17.:19:19.

Thwaites has decided he's taking the lead. And the weather, which has

:19:20.:19:25.

thrown everything at the cyclists throughout the afternoon, bucket

:19:26.:19:32.

loads of water. 250 metres to go. When is it going to open up?

:19:33.:19:36.

Buffeted by wind and rain, it's all come down to this. The skies begin

:19:37.:19:41.

to clear and the gold medallist is already home. Now the race for

:19:42.:19:45.

silver and Thwaites is first to lead out the sprint with Bauer biding his

:19:46.:19:50.

time. Has he got the Bauer to try to come past? Bauer makes his move.

:19:51.:19:57.

Neck and neck, side-by-side, up towards the line and Bauer just

:19:58.:20:01.

snatches the silver for New Zealand and it is bronze for Scott Thwaites

:20:02.:20:06.

for England and now we have our top three confirmed. But what a race it

:20:07.:20:12.

was! I think everybody earned the places they have out there. A

:20:13.:20:17.

popular winner. Everybody will be absolutely delighted for him. A

:20:18.:20:23.

great ride by the Welsh team and their leading light brought it home.

:20:24.:20:30.

He wins for Wales. The final moments of his ride once again. He knew it

:20:31.:20:34.

was in the bag and was able to savour the moment as he raced up the

:20:35.:20:38.

finishing straight. Here is the moment of victory. Gold for Wales

:20:39.:20:40.

and gold for Geraint Thomas. Geraint, Commonwealth champion. I

:20:41.:21:16.

feel as though you had to win that race three times out there. It was

:21:17.:21:21.

such a grim day and, to be honest, I felt terrible at the start. I was

:21:22.:21:27.

thinking of just stopping, I was just that bad. But luckily I got

:21:28.:21:32.

into it and everybody else seems to come down to my level and when that

:21:33.:21:37.

move went, it was perfect and I was kind of surprised at how easy it

:21:38.:21:46.

went away. But it was great. I just thought, "what have I got to do"

:21:47.:21:50.

when I got that puncher but fortunately I had a decent gap. The

:21:51.:21:58.

first problem was that my chain got all tangled up so that wasn't ideal.

:21:59.:22:04.

So that wasn't ideal. But it was a good day anyway. What was the

:22:05.:22:08.

thinking in the peloton when you saw Kennaugh go away? I think he was

:22:09.:22:13.

after a few people to go with him and I actually went to go with him

:22:14.:22:17.

and my bottle fell out and I was half trying to catch it.

:22:18.:22:23.

Unfortunately for him he was on his own and he'd kind of Borders ticket

:22:24.:22:29.

then so... On a day like today, it was going to be a hard man that won

:22:30.:22:34.

this race. So often we see new support other riders up onto the

:22:35.:22:37.

podium. What does it mean to you individually now to take the top

:22:38.:22:41.

spot? It's unbelievable, really. I never expected it. Coming off the

:22:42.:22:48.

tour, I was tired and I thought it was going to be a massive challenge

:22:49.:22:54.

physically to get some results here but the motivation was there and I'm

:22:55.:22:59.

buzzing off the whole team Wales setup and I get to race for Wales

:23:00.:23:06.

for the first time since 2006. To get the bronze at the TT was a

:23:07.:23:09.

massive boost to the confidence because it showed that I have

:23:10.:23:13.

recovered a bit and then today, I just got stuck in and I couldn't

:23:14.:23:18.

have done any better. The first Welshman to win a medal on the road

:23:19.:23:23.

for Wales and I think you've got a special event coming up tonight.

:23:24.:23:27.

Yeah, our coach told me this morning, just before the start, that

:23:28.:23:32.

Wales wanted me to carry the flag so that will be a massive honour. It's

:23:33.:23:39.

just as good as would again race, being able to carry that flag. It

:23:40.:23:44.

means a lot to me and my family. Thank you very much indeed. Thanks.

:23:45.:23:51.

When Geraint Thomas took a bronze in the time trial on Thursday we talked

:23:52.:23:57.

about his heart. How he picked himself up after the Tour de

:23:58.:24:01.

France. Then he produces something like that. Before the race, they

:24:02.:24:11.

said "wouldn't it be great?" . He is always the nearly man, always

:24:12.:24:14.

helping other people but today he got his shot. But when he got a

:24:15.:24:18.

puncture, we thought it was so slow, the change, but he still managed to

:24:19.:24:24.

get away. I had my earpiece on in the media room and everybody turned

:24:25.:24:33.

around and looked at me when I screeched. Peter Kennaugh - what was

:24:34.:24:40.

he thinking? I'm hoping someone will ask the stop it was a new kind of

:24:41.:24:44.

tactic to take because he was one of the prerace favourites for sure, in

:24:45.:24:47.

fantastic shape after winning Austria. A perfect course and he

:24:48.:24:57.

went out from the gun and I assure -- assume he was expecting people to

:24:58.:25:02.

go with him. It was courageous and he kept it going a long time but you

:25:03.:25:06.

could see the conversation is changing with Mark Cavendish in the

:25:07.:25:09.

car and he was saying he was spent and asking what he needed to do. You

:25:10.:25:14.

wonder whether Cavendish should have told him to let them come back to

:25:15.:25:17.

him because he was in fantastic shape. We will have to let him

:25:18.:25:23.

explain that. He was the one shot, really, for the Isle of Man. Mark

:25:24.:25:27.

Christian was in great shape but he isn't Peter Kennaugh at the moment.

:25:28.:25:31.

He's literally just come across the line behind us now when we've been

:25:32.:25:34.

talking, so not a great day for them. Geraint talked about his wheel

:25:35.:25:43.

change being a chain problem rather than a wheel problem although he

:25:44.:25:47.

changed his wheel. It was a very significant moment. I wasn't quite

:25:48.:25:51.

sure why any of the Welsh team didn't come back to pace him back.

:25:52.:25:56.

It can be quite difficult. If you choose to take radios in the group

:25:57.:25:59.

or not, communication can be a problem. In the cars, it's a lot of

:26:00.:26:03.

energy to bring people back to get you back to the front when you can

:26:04.:26:06.

just weave through the cars. He managed to get into the vehicle is

:26:07.:26:11.

quite quickly and just paste back. A very smart race. He kept across in

:26:12.:26:14.

the line. Always in touch but not visible to us and that's how we

:26:15.:26:18.

would've expected Peter Kennaugh to ride the race. Kennaugh without ever

:26:19.:26:23.

a long time and then the New Zealanders put the hammer down and

:26:24.:26:27.

he got caught with about 48, 49 kilometres to go. He really drove

:26:28.:26:32.

and pulled it all back together and we could see where the cracks were

:26:33.:26:36.

forming but it was Bauer who was the one who really drove off the front

:26:37.:26:40.

and showed that he was strong. He did a similar thing in the Tour de

:26:41.:26:43.

France will top he's in great shape but is most printer so he did well

:26:44.:26:48.

to take the silver. At that point, you've got three away - Geraint

:26:49.:26:51.

Thomas, Scott Thwaites, the surprise package. Bauer and wait used to be

:26:52.:26:57.

in the same team and they knew each other. -- Thwaites. He had a moment

:26:58.:27:04.

of hesitation and that was all he needed because they were all

:27:05.:27:07.

completely spent. You couldn't separate those two so it seemed

:27:08.:27:10.

obvious it was going to come down to the line. Geraint felt he needed to

:27:11.:27:17.

get his pace. He has a good sprint. Don't leave it to a sprint unless

:27:18.:27:20.

you have two and the only horrible but is choosing where to go and

:27:21.:27:25.

David Millar was saying that the ramps aren't necessarily the pace to

:27:26.:27:29.

-- place to attack but there are some false flats when you can go and

:27:30.:27:35.

that's what Geraint Thomas did. He waited till they were looking to the

:27:36.:27:38.

left, he went to the right and all he needed was ten metres and he

:27:39.:27:42.

proved he had the race. He pulled out a massive, massive lead which,

:27:43.:27:46.

frankly, was just as well because then there was that absolute horror

:27:47.:27:50.

moment that he talked about when he punctured. 45 kilometres to go.

:27:51.:27:57.

That's what happens in your dreams, when you are where you're going to

:27:58.:28:00.

win the race and then you stop to talk to somebody. It was such a slow

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change. He must have seen it slipping away from him. It was

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neutral service. I thought he had a big enough gap to have his team car

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behind him but he wasn't there so the wheels were adjusted to just a

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medium setting. It was just taking for ever. I can't believe he kept

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the 22nd buffer. JONATHAN EDWARDS: So, that puncture,

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in some ways, he has kind of always been the bridesmaid and never the

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bride, so this was a massive moment for him? It was. I think it will be

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popular amongst all the riders, because he is always working for

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somebody else. David Millar just coming in there. We expected a bit

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more from him today, coming in there. We expected a bit

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nothing else to give. I just coming in there. We expected a bit

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the right is a worthy champion. I think even if he had got caught up

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again, I think he still would have got them. The other thing which was

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difficult for him, he got his wheel from the no, car, and he was not

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quite sure about it. No, you do not take any chances. You get a neutral

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tyre. You have done many many kilometres on this circuit, and he

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has got used to the braking, the tyre pressure, how it feels, when it

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starts to skip, and suddenly, he has got a completely different feel.

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That

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Live coverage continues with Jason Mohammad presenting on the final afternoon of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

After the success of the British-hosted Grand Depart of the Tour de France in early July, Glasgow will be hoping the men's cycling road race provides a similarly stirring send-off for the 20th Commonwealth Games. David Millar is the man charged with making sure the hosts finish on a gold-medal high. Millar - a bronze medallist in this race in 2010 - is also saying goodbye to cycling this season so won't want for motivation.

The men's hockey and the women's netball finals are also scheduled for what should be a memorable final afternoon from Glasgow.


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