BBC One: Day 8: 09:00-12:00 Commonwealth Games

BBC One: Day 8: 09:00-12:00

Mishal Husain and Jason Mohammad present live coverage of day eight of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Reigning men's time trial champion David Millar goes for glory.

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medal. There is your Commonwealth champion


by a country mile! Oh, well done!


Max Whitlock has just landed on a gold medal.


They are, with champions. That is exactly what England


ordered! Three Olympic champions won


Commonwealth gold at Hampden Park last night, and we'll be reflecting


on what a great night it was with But another 25 gold medals will be


won here on day eight of the Games, and you'll be able to see some


of them right here We'll be limbering up this morning


with some live table tennis, with Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho in the


quarterfinals of the mixed doubles. The women's time trial will be


the last competition for England's Emma Pooley


before she retires from cycling. Jo Rowsell will also be amongst


the favourites. Then it's the men, and the streets


of Glasgow will be packed to see whether Scotland's David Millar


can repeat his Delhi delight. Also riding today will be some


of Rwanda's cyclists and we'll have In just over ten minutes,


we'll be live at the lawn bowls, as there's a Scotland and England


clash in the bronze medal match We'll be keeping an eye


on that all morning. Then, at 9.20, we'll look ahead to


both the cycling time trials, with Chris Boardman who'll be part


of our commentary team. At 9.30, we're off to the live table


tennis, as we reach the later stages of the competition over


at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. At 9.55, we'll have the story


of those Rwandan cyclists, And then we join the women's


time trial, just after 10am. The men's event will be live


at 12.30pm. A packed few hours ahead, and


there's already live sport underway. On BBC Three, you can watch


the live hockey match. It's the final pool match


between England and Canada. England's men all but assured


of a place in the semi-finals. And then, on the Red Button,


you can currently watch that bronze of that live here on BBC One during


the course of the morning, but you And don't forget the BBC Sport


website, where you can watch every single sport live


as it happens throughout the day, And all that works


on your mobile device as well. Let's start this morning though


with the man who's got the biggest In a moment, we'll be talking to


Olympic and now Commonwealth But first, here's a reminder


of how he won that gold. Round three of this long jump


final, and Greg Rutherford has been studied at the back of this runway,


desperate, almost saying, get out of the way, I want to run, he is so


keen. Look at that! He knew he could take that lead back. Slightly


jumping into what looks like a head wind, looking at that white flag,


denoting a legal jump. 8.20! That has wrestled the lead


back from the South African, two centimetres behind the Games record.


And Greg Rutherford of England, at the end, at the start rather of the


round, is in the lead nearing the halfway stage. Very committed. He


hit that board. He looked so confident. He absolutely was bang on


where he wanted to be. Excellent acceleration off the board.


Representing England, Greg Rutherford!


That was last night and he is here this morning.


How did that feel? Fantastic, it is what you train for,


to come away with a Championship title and a gold medal is very


special. You had a job in the first round and


you knew you had to do better in the second round -- a jump.


I opened with 8.12 which is exactly what you want to do in any major


championships, a decent jump in the first round. Eight people going into


the final three rounds. I want a decent job -- jump. I knew the guys


at there had a very good level to compete. The South African came


straight back out. How did you psych yourself up? The


big occasion gives you the adrenaline. We have worked very hard


this year to make sure everything is going well. We had an injury scare a


couple of weeks ago and I needed injections into my spine.


Was that to do with your training? Yes, you wind yourself -- your body


up a lot and sometimes your body cannot cope with it. For me, I had a


nerve issue. I had spine injections to clear that.


You haven't had the easiest time since the Olympics in all sorts of


ways. People were not sure whether you would make it.


Absolutely. Last year, I ruptured a hamstring. That is a bad injury. It


has ended careers at times. In the Diamond League, I felt it go and I


felt my career was over. The end of an awful year. My coach had to go


back to America, my physiotherapist holding me together in that way, he


had to go back to Canada. You lost your support team at the


moment when you were gearing up for a major championships.


Last year was a search to find the new perfect team again. I didn't


find it. I picked up a major injury and I had to reassess. I was


fortunate, a group, a coach working from north London, Jonas had worked


under my old coach for four years and had picked up a lot. He is


young, nine months older than me. Before that, did you think, I had a


fantastic time at London, a gold medal, maybe that is it?


It wasn't a matter thinking I had done well and to retire, but my body


wasn't holding out. Previously to London, I had made the final act and


Olympics, won a Commonwealth silver medal. My career had gone well.


Ultimately, my body was letting me down. That is hard to take. Last


year, it got to the point where I thought this is probably it. And it


would have ended on a low note. But your body did not let you down


last night at Hampden Park. What a moment for English athletics. You


worked the crowd afterwards, as you should. What was it like to feel


that support? It was brilliant. Coming here, I fully expected a


great card -- crowd. We normally compete as Team GB. So I thought


there would be no difference here. It was a huge help. Everyone made it


feel very special. It was like a mini Olympics. With their help, it


helped me. 8.20 is by no means a special distance. But, for me, at


this championships, I came here to win. In two and a half weeks I am


off to the European Championships. There is no letup, and the World


Championships, and looking ahead to Rio.


I will be looking to retain my title. With everything staying as it


is with me fit and healthy. Not many people have managed it in their


careers. I go to the World Championships next year. I would


like to get the full set of medals, again, not many people have done


that. Something else not many people have


done, that is to go on to a winter Olympics sport.


I am fascinated by the skeleton. Now, whether I will be good at it I


have no idea. Which one? Skeleton bob is


have no idea. Which one? Skeleton individual sport, to push me. I will


try hopefully at the end of this year to see if I am any good. The


correlation of training and speed, power, lends itself quite well.


Have you had a go at this before? Just speaking to people involved in


the sport. They said if you years ago I should give it a go. I love


the winter sports. Fascinated by them. There is something about


throwing myself headfirst down an icy track!


That would terrify many people. More immediately, big moments in


your personal life, you are about to come -- become a father.


It has given me another reason to perform at a high level. In a couple


of months, the first child will be here. And I will have


responsibilities in that way. It fills me with pride already and the


baby isn't even here yet. I can't wait.


baby isn't even here yet. I can't Good luck on all fronts. And


There provided plenty of drama here


There men's and women's singles, doubles,


triples, and four Tour, and two para sports.


A-level outdoor playing surface is needed. The first bowler rolls the


jack to the other end at the target. When it comes to rest, it is


moved across. A player or team scores a point for each bowls Chu


bull close to the jack. The winner of the singles is the first person


to 21. In the team format, the winner is the one with the most


after a set number of ends. The lawns where


the Glasgow 2014 competition is taking place are in the grounds


of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and A picturesque setting that we have


been watching for the last few days. Rishi Persad loves his bowls,


and is there for us again today. Before we see the action, Rishi,


just explain how this para-sport Just to let you know it is a bit


drizzly at the Kelvin normal is said. This is the triples. You have


to one player who is category B six disability, a player who can play


standing, kneeling or sitting, and any confirmation of disabilities for


the remainder of the team. A B seven there has minor balance problems.


The England team do have three players, one player Bob Love is 60,


he was born without arms and plays with his feet, and extraordinary


amount of skill involved. They are up against a strong Scotland side


comprising Billy Allen, Michael Simpson and Billy Wallace. They will


fancy their chances. They are playing in the shadow of the museum


here. After three ends, it was 3-2. This is the latest score.


A bit pushy. England line one. A good line. Just needs to reach. It


is dropping on the short side. David Fisher, England's second. Now,


Michael Simson, the left-hander. Just needed another foot or two. It


would have drifted at the end of its travel.


in to much more. We have seen players over correcting. The rain is


coming down now a more persistent. It will be a bit uncomfortable for


the spectators and players. It just needed the extra weight to


carry it. This is better, a perfect delivery.


Towards the bowl at the back. A good bowl from Kevin. Now, we are in a


bit of bother with the rain, it is starting to come down at a fair old


pace. He eased it out enough. Another really good delivery.


They will be down with the measure to see is going on. More quality


stuff. I am not sure who is measuring, but


I am pretty certain it is a lady umpire.


bring you more of that later. If you want to carry on watching life, you


can press your red button. On some digital platforms, you will get an


even wider choice if you press the red button, then the blue button.


Here on BBC One, we are going to have live coverage of the cycling


later. Both the women and men's time trials will take place on the


streets of Glasgow. In the men's event, it will be David Millar who


can expect the biggest cheer. If you look at your back story,


where you have come from, the time you have had out, you'll come back,


there is something interesting in the way Scotland welcome you back.


They always say you find your true friends in adversity. That was the


case with Scotland, they supported me. During my band, I spent a lot of


time in Edinburgh and Scotland, and I realised I felt like I was coming


home. It was the one place where I felt at home, and people were so


kind to me. It is my homeland, I feel proud to be part of this team.


David Millar is the Commonwealth Games champion, and gold medal


winner, for the first time ever to win a gold medal on the road in the


history of the Commonwealth Games. That victory in Delhi, what did it


mean to you? It was uprising hammered it meant, I had not


expected it to be so important. I got second in the World


Championships, and then in Delhi, it felt a lot different and a lot more


honest and real. It felt more sincere. It was the first time I had


ever raced in a Scotland jersey, I had not expected the effect it would


have on me. To win, it was all very unexpected. The time trial is


different from the deli time trial, what the gimmick of the course and


the challenge from Australia and England? In Delhi, it was one of the


hardest time trials I have ever done. Here, we do not have a


straight line. It suits me quite well. It is quite varied, you cannot


just put your head down and look at the numbers on your machine. It is


going to be so explosive and diverse. It will make for a good


race. You are retiring at the end of the year, that brings different


emotions as well? I do not know how much difference it makes, because I


am performance driven, I have trained really hard, I am trying to


disengage from everything else, especially at what happened at the


Tour de France. It has made me more focused on doing this for the right


reasons, to be at my best. What will it be like, riding around the roads


of Glasgow? I saw it in the national championships, I have never had such


support. My whole family is here. It will be one of my final races, in


front of a Glaswegian crowd. Some of my earliest memories are of Glasgow.


It is quite a poetic full circle. He will be the very last man off in


the men's time trial, that takes place at 12:30pm. Let's go to


Glasgow Green, which is where the trials will start from. The weather


is looking pretty ominous, which does not look ideal to me, but the


cyclists are made of sterner stuff. Good morning, it is very wet. Ten


minutes ago, it was looking beautiful. Chris Boardman said the


weather would avoid Glasgow, but it has not! I was just winding you up!


That is why we only have one umbrella! It is incredible, how the


weather has changed in the last 20 minutes. We walked down in T-shirts,


now it is pouring down. What kind of challenge is the course? It is quite


technical, hardly any straight line, no flat, no real climes, but it is


just up and down, breaking up the rhythm. The service is poor in


places, so big tyres are needed. It is a rhodamine's course, especially


it is raining. Now the pavement is lubricated, it is like an ice rink,


so people will have to be cautious. In terms of the different riders,


David Millar, the defending champion, how will this suit him? It


is great for him, he has been out of competition for quite a few weeks,


so we do not know what his form is like, but he is highly motivated. He


has been working hard for the last three weeks, this is his final year


of competition, he will be anxious to win. He was disappointed to not


make the team for the Tour de France. Alex Dowsett was the same,


people have been talking about him as a potential champion. He has been


out of competition for some weeks, we have no gauge on his form, in --


he is a strong rider, perhaps it is a bit of a technical course for him,


and breaking up the rhythm, so many hills all the time, I am not sure it


is ideal for him. Geraint Thomas has been in the Tour de France. How will


he have recovered? I am hearing he is still pretty tired. The Tour de


France is the best training camp you can ever go on, if you can have


enough time to get over it. They will only have had three days to get


over it. It will mostly depend on his motivation, but he was the


favourite for me. He will have more focus on the road race on Sunday.


Let's turn to the women, one cyclist who has talked about retirement from


cycling, Emma Pooley. For her, she is the favourite. The national


champion, this type of course suits her perfectly, they could not have


made a better circuit for her. I heard a report that she is extremely


nervous, and the report of her retirement has put added Russia on


her, but she knows how to deal with pressure. Join arousal looked so


good on the track -- Joanna arousal. I am guessing the weather


will not suit her. I do not think it is ideal, weather-wise. It is hard


to switch between the track... She is very powerful, but going from


three and a half minutes to at least 40 minutes will be a big ask.


Another Scottish hope, David Millar in the men's, but Katie Archibald in


the women's, who rode bravely on the track. A lot of people thinking she


has a great chance. She should have on paper, this could be hurt chance


to dethrone some of the established riders that RPR. I would like to see


that. But she is facing the same problem, a few days of the track.


But this circuit might suit her. And Eleanor Barker. She is an unknown, I


do not know how she will fare, but she should be in the top five. The


women's race starts at 10am, the men's at 12:30pm. They need to bring


their own brothers! -- there own brothers!


We will be back with them just after 10am this morning. In the meantime,


we are heading to see a fourth-round match in the next doubles in the


table tennis, the English pair in action shortly. He is a guide to the


sport where quick reflexes are everything.


Table tennis is a quick and skilful sport requiring a


Bats are made of wood covered by a piece of rubber,


giving players different controls of speed and spin.


Each rally begins with a serve which must be hit from behind


Before crossing the net, the ball must bounce on the server's side.


In singles, the serve can be directed anywhere on the table but


in doubles it must always go from one right-hand corner to the other.


Each of the players must players must then strike the ball in return.


Play continues in seconds throughout the rally, and those who hit out


After every two points, service is changed.


Matches are the best of five sets, the first player to 11 points


There are seven events in Glasgow, men's and women's singles


and doubles, mixed doubles and a separate team


This is the scene live, they are just finishing their warm up. There


are opponents of the New Zealand team are their opponents.


Confirming this is a fourth-round mixed doubles. They are playing for


a place in the quarterfinals. Pitchford and Hoe playing for


England. Let us look at the New Zealanders.


On the left, Liu is only 21. He only became eligible for the national


team at the start of this year. They have already been playing in


this condition, in the last round, they beat the Indian doubles team.


Taking out two decent Indian players. As far as the English


pairing is concerned, Pitchford, the world number 59. He started playing


table tennis because it was a rainy day and he wanted to have something


to do with his friends. That proved a wise decision. He has won two


medals at the Commonwealth Games. Tin-Tin Ho is just 15. They have had


to come through two matches to get to this stage.


And the man in the chair for this one.


So, stand-by for action. The best of five games, Pitchford start first.


-- to start first. A good start from the English pair.


That is why he is so highly ranked in the world. A great backhand from


the English number one. They have too served


quarter in doubles. They have too served


play alternately. Another backhand lands perfectly for Pitchford.


Liam Pitchford was born professionally now in Germany.


Great play from Li, spotted Pitchford going one way.


Pitchford, that was a wake-up call for the Kiwis.


The English pair, in control here. Alan Cooke, the English coach in


charge of these two. They are two points away from


securing a lead. Not too much experience as a


pairing, Pitchford and Hoe. -- Ho. Five game points for the English


pair. You don't have to hit it hard when


you can place it as well as that! Liu expecting it on the forehand and


it went down the line. By the time he readjusted, it was too late, he


dropped his bat, he was that confused. Excellent from Pitchford


and Tin-Tin Ho. serve for New Zealand. It will be


Li. She got Tin-Tin Ho with a short


serve. It wasn't the worst return but this


was a bullet. He has been firing rubber bullets all morning from that


Matt -- bat. That was a good riposte from Liu.


is so dangerous. He just caught the top of the net and it went long.


Players are entitled to towel down every six points.


Just a slight edge here for Pitchford and Ho.


There was real venom in that shot. Both of the New Zealanders are


highly ranked, so this was never going to be a cakewalk.


She has got him with that serve a couple of times, Tin-Tin Ho.


Her father, table tennis mad, calling her TT.


Really good teamwork from the English pair. Add a critical point


in this game. Getting the New Zealanders moving around. F34 Shot


Put walk -- footwork is so important in doubles.


A hint of recovery from the Kiwis, back on level terms.


That was a shot, space to play it but she put it wide. And the


recovery shows every sign of growing here for New Zealand.


that! It was brilliant that he gave himself a chance of returning it.


They have got the second game, and it is a 2-0 lead for England. A


place in the quarterfinal beckons. They are such fine margins. The


Kiwis had effectively given themselves the point.


The ball was almost behind him. Incredible.


The cross of St George flying proudly here with this English pair


one game away from a place in the last eight. She says her ambition is


one game away from a place in the to win a medal at these Commonwealth


Games, and she still has a chance. to win a medal at these Commonwealth


Still in the women's doubles as well. They are playing this


afternoon. She was knocked out of the singles yesterday, but no


disgrace in that, her opponent was ranked 10th in the world, and she


got a game off her. The Kiwi has not found her range


yet. They cannot let the English pair get away, or else it will be


curtains. A swing and a miss. She is into the third round of the


women's singles, she beat the Malaysian yesterday, 4-0. What a


great start to this third game for the English pair. New Zealand have


taken a time-out, it is not surprising, there is no


understanding between them. One of the rules of doubles, hit the


ball back from whence it came, because the other play host to get


across. He has not missed too many so far


this morning. We mentioned his backhand, but his


forehand is useful as well. He hit it straight back, there was no


chance for Tengteng Liu to get across. That was well gambled, by


Tengteng Liu, he saw the dummy that Liam Pitchford was going to set him.


He gambled and he made it, they have no other choice but to do so.


Some distant again between them, 7-4.


I think some observers expected Karen Li and Tengteng Liu to give


the English pair a work-out here. It has not turned out like that so far.


They are three points away from securing the match. You cannot play


it short to Liam Pitchford's backhand and expect to get away with


it. Karen Li has to hold both the


service, you feel. So, five match points for Liam Pitchford and


Tin-Tin Ho. After barely 20 minutes of play in Glasgow.


Four match points left, and the next two are on the Liam Pitchford serve.


Sometimes, getting over the line is the hardest part. Three saved by the


Kiwis. I think they may take a time-out here. They did not like


that run of three successive points won by New Zealander. They will have


a chat. It was a good return from Tengteng


Liu. You can see the time-out signal from the English coach.


That was interesting, do not expect them to give you the point, he said.


You can hear him quite clearly. They are going to have to earn it. There


are still two match points, but the service is back with New Zealand.


Tengteng Liu to Tin-Tin Ho. It is a great performance. In straight


games, Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho through to the quarterfinals of


mixed doubles. They have beaten Tengteng Liu and Karen Li pretty


comp offensively. -- comprehensively.


A great result for Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho, safely through to


the quarterfinals. She is remarkable, she is only 15,


Britain's leading junior player, and her father Charles loves table


tennis so much, he named her because he wanted her to have the same


initials as his favourite sport. You can watch more table tennis on the


BBC sport website. If any of this has inspired you, there is a special


section of the website, with the details about how you can get


involved with a whole host of sports that you are seeing. Lots of


inspirational stories and information about local facilities


as well. A quick word on other sports this


morning. On BBC Three, you can see the hockey live, England against


Canada in the final pool match. It is 2-0 to England. It looks as


though they are assured of a place in the semifinals.


On the red button, you can watch the Para-sport triple bowls match that


we were showing you earlier. The school is 8-6 to Scotland. This is


England against Scotland. You can continue watching that live on the


red button, and more later on BBC1. Now, time to turn our attention to


cycling and the time trials. The women's event starts in a few


minutes. Among those taking part, several cyclists from Rwanda, where


the sport has taken off in recent years. Steve


Who are we? Rwanda! In 1994, this why cycling has developed in


Who are we? Rwanda! In 1994, this country was torn


Who are we? Rwanda! In 1994, this years. It is an unlikely story, a


cycling race that has become the focus for a country, a team that has


emerged from one of the worst focus for a country, a team that has


chapters in human history, and is providing hope and inspiration for


the future. I feel very proud of myself, 200 people have said, well


done for what you did. Everything you want to do, you have in your


heart, you can change in your The tour of Rwanda


has become one of The tour of Rwanda


Africa. From three teams then to 16 now, cyclists,


Africa. From three teams then to 16 to take heart. At its heart, a group


of riders whose place in the pellet on what


of riders whose place in the pellet a few years ago. Around 3 million


people will watch it over its 800 kilometre journey, with the biggest


cheers reserved for their new heroes, Rwanda.


I am near the finish line, the prizes are being given out. I was


not sure what to expect. It looked chaotic, but it was really well


organised. You can see that these people really want their guys to do


well in this sport. They came out in their thousands. Villages, towns,


the odd little kid standing by the road, it was fantastic. Watching it


had from the capital into the countryside and seeing how people


responded to the cyclists was inspiring. Particularly when I


thought back to the events of 1994. 20 kilometres from the finish line,


a powerful reminder. 45,000 came to their local school seeking a


century. But on one April night, it became anything but a sanctuary. In


the morning, they attacked here. The thing I am struggling with a


bit, the country has come out of that so quickly, and people seem to


have moved on from it so quickly. My visit to the school left a


lasting impression. What happened there was shocking. The numbers of


people who died unbelievable. But at the same time, I heard a powerful


message of a country trying to move forward. Being at a sport event


which is having such an impact, and yet an hour later you are wondering


around the site of such a terrible atrocity, it is hard to keep your


emotions in check. The thing which struck me most, they are proud of


their country, they want to be Rwandans, see the flag flying,


people wearing their shirt, perhaps at a sporting games, and to see a


better image of their country, not one that is still hankering back to


1994. They have moved on, and they want us to move on with them as


well. everywhere you look there are


bicycles. Until 2007, there was no racing, no team. The idea of cycling


did not really exist. It took an American charity and new mountain


bikes to do something quite ground-breaking.


What has been achieved here has never been seen anywhere before,


from a cycling nation that came from zero to where we are. How can a


country that has never been in cycling have the best race in


Africa? The culture of cycling here has only been in the last couple of


years. It has not been easy. Creating a


team from scratch in a country still coming to terms with its past, and


with no real history of sporting achievement, has had real


challenges. We have 20 minutes before the start


of the race. Rather touchingly, we are having a team photo. I'm not


sure whether people might be expecting them to be more stressed


out, warming up, getting ready to race. I wish I was like this before


I was racing! We are in the traffic now. Getting


the traffic moving! We are heading to see one of the


original members of the team wonder cycling team. His name and his


picture are on billboards, he is a local hero. A Jillie is a success


story, he now writes for the best team in South Africa. Last summer he


went to the Olympic Games in London. During the genocide, five of his


brothers and his sister were killed. The bike has changed his life.


Today, when we finish the stage, a lot of people came to hug me to say


well done. We are a big fan. We like what you did.


He has opened the door for everybody. In all blossoming sports,


you have two have a hero. One of the best riders in the


country, he is very strong. Everyone knows about Rwanda and the


genocide. If you have been here, it is amazing.


Adrien was a first, an inspiration, and has shown why Team Rwanda is not


just about the bike. None of the riders are rich, but many have


managed to buy a house from their salary.


Cycling is a job like any other job. It can change your life. It


became my job. Many people know cycling can change


your life. Here comes the main peleton. It is a


brutal race. A real boneshaker section.


If we go back to 1994, a bike meant you might escape the genocide. You


come back to after the genocide if you have a bike, you can transport


people, you have an income. Now, you have a whole generation


that is looking at cycling to actually be to succeed in racing. It


is pulling people together that would have been enemies during the


genocide. Our team is all Rwandan, from


different regions, working together for it to succeed.


Rwanda, there were only six wide long ago.


-- riders. So you think cycling is helping


people to forget what happened? There is no home winner today but an


incredible event, and I open. The amount of people out to support this


Tour of Rwanda is incredible. They obviously love this sport. While


they haven't got a winner to cheer today, I am sure they will sometime


in the future. For the time being, it is Adrien they are having to


chase. As my time in Rwanda drew to a


close, I was struck by something Nelson Mandela once said. Sport can


create hope where once there was only despair. It is not a grandiose


statement, it is not difficult to see how this incredible team


embodies the pride and hope of a nation whose progress in such a


short space of time is, in itself, remarkable.


And ageing Niyonshuti be competing later on.


Let us go to Glasgow Green now. later on.


Janvier Hadi is the man I want later on.


talk to today, he will become the 62nd member of the 71 Club, if


talk to today, he will become the find him. He came fifth in the


African National Championships last year. He won the prologue of the


Tour of Rwanda in 2013 and he described that as the biggest race


of his life. This will be a huge race to him and the


of his life. This will be a huge heading out to the


of his life. This will be a huge women's time trial begins. We have


three members of the Guernsey team I want to catch up with. Ann Bowditch


is a hypnotherapist from Guernsey. We spoke to Tamiko Butler at the


track cycling earlier in the games. A lot from the smaller countries


will be doing both. She turned up with a race suit which have been


changed in two years, with borrowed wheels from British competitors. She


had barely trained in an Olympic sized velodrome before. She is her


national champion of Antigua. As far as we're concerned, this afternoon,


we heading to the weightlifting, a couple more opportunities for me. I


have an opportunity for at least five today in the 71 Club.


You can find out how Ollie gets on today on Tonight at The Games,


The women's time trial is about to get under way. There is plenty of


home nations interest. Pitting individual cyclists against the


clock. In time trial,


cyclists race against the clock They set off 90 seconds apart, and


complete a single lap of the course. The men's time trial is 40km long,


with women riding 30km. Competitors begin


from a stationary position at the top of a ramp, the highest


ranked rider is the last to go. A cyclist adopts an aerodynamic


position on the bike, the bikes are made of carbon fibre designed


to be as narrow as possible. Because of this, riders can reach


speeds of up to 45 miles an hour One rider to watch out for is Emma


Pooley who won silver in the Beijing Olympics. Today will be her final


race before she retires. COMMENTATOR: Emma Pooley is the


rider we are here to see. It is at the back of your mind it is


good to go out on a hike but I don't want to put pressure on me. I want


to do but anyway. I want to do my best. She is


certainly in very good form. It is not that long, you have to


ride as long, as fast as you can. When you are pushing hard, it hurts,


it should do. She is one of the greatest climbers


on the women's circuit. What would suit me is 30 kilometres


uphill but that does not exist in a time trial in Great Britain. It is


bumpy, it is tough. It suits me better than the last, Web games


which was dead flat. It is a good course and I am looking forward to


it. Pooley is at the top of the


leaderboard. Poole sets off, she will get a huge


ovation all the way around the course.


Whatever happens, I can retire content with what I have done in the


sport. Silver medal winner, Emma Pooley


from Great Britain. Given I never expected to be a


cyclist, I can be pleased with what I have done, given my ability.


Emma Pooley is due to start last but one.


Let us head to the start of the race. Jonathan Edwards is there.


After 50 minutes of pain, they will be finishing somewhere over there,


if you move around here. The start is just here. What they will be


concerned about is the conditions. The sun is poking out through dark


clouds. But there is a lot of this which is tricky in the wet weather.


As they head out through the East End of Glasgow, this is where it


starts to open out. Through the countryside. Not an overly technical


course. But constant and relations. Lots of change of direction.


A lot of the sharper bairns also have a slight uphill towards them.


It is that last section in the park which is extremely technical, the


penultimate corner which could be treacherous.


A technical course, that is for sure. Joanna Rowsell is one we will


be looking out for. This is where they do the bike checks. She has


already won a gold medal in the individual pursuit. Emma Pooley will


retire from road cycling after this, a world time trial champion in 2010.


Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, and Linda Villumsen, the one they have


to beat. This is Laura Brown the whistle on


the track last week that the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, wild


championships silver medallist. Quickly settling into a nice rhythm


-- world. Anna Christian is about to go for


the Isle of Man, 18 years of age. 25th in the World Championships road


race in Florence last year. champion of last year, a very


promising young rider. It is only a 45 minute race, it is not a long


one, so they have to commit very early on. Get stuck in to this


course. There is a big section of fast downhill as they run towards


the park. They can commit early on, get most of their effort out in the


early part of the race, and then just hang onto it. It is not


necessarily an even pace that is required today.


29.6 kilometres lying ahead. The 25-year-old, Reta Trotman, who lives


in Germany. A former gymnast, she won a national title earlier in her


career in that sport. She started cycling in her second year at


university. She missed her graduation day because it was the


same day as the national road race championship, but she made it


worthwhile by winning it. We can give you an idea of the wider


progress as they go through the checkpoints.


10.26 at the first checkpoint is the time to beat. Katrin Garfoot started


the season with her national team, which landed herself a short-term


contract in Europe. She finished in the first group in a breed -- a big


Sprint classic race. She then realised she could mix it with the


best riders on a good day in Europe at world level. Here she is, then,


for Australia, between Garforth. Her chin strap is flapping in the wind,


all of the aerodynamic attention to detail! Amy Roberts making her way


out of the city. She is halfway to the first checkpoint. The roads are


very wet. The gaps between the also affect the results. A good


rider here, Jasmin Glaesser. Jasmin Glaesser with a couple of


medals here. A silver in the team pursuit. She was the bronze


medallist in the points race as well. She rode three events on the


track at the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. She is a really


promising rider, just 22. She Commonwealth Games. She is a really


about to turn right into Gallowgate and make our way towards


about to turn right into Gallowgate End. There is Joanna Rowsell. A


double world champion. In the team pursuit and individual pursuit. The


Commonwealth champion in the individual pursuit. And the Olympic


games gold medallist as well. She is the big unknown today, though. A


very powerful rider. Has she managed to make the switch to road in a


very powerful rider. Has she managed short days? The potential is there,


the form is there, but can she switch it to an effort


the form is there, but can she minutes long, as opposed to three


and a half minutes? Once she gets into her rhythm, she has the


and a half minutes? Once she gets somebody who can maintain that.


Almost indefinitely. But somebody who can maintain that.


constant changing nature of the route, I imagine it is difficult to


just settle into one rhythm. It is hard for her, it is not the ideal


circuit, as we saw in Delhi, that circuit would have been ideal for a


powerful rider like her. Technically as well, she is not the best rider


here. It is a punchy course, which is not her style. But I would not


rule her out, the form she is in. Anna Turvey for Scotland. Down from


the starter's gate. She leaves Glasgow Green behind. Some of the


seedings are interesting, Joanna Rowsell in 19th spot, I think it is


quite surprisingly. Anna Turvey is an optician from Sunderland, she


only took up competitive cycling last summer. She said, if somebody


had suggested to her a few months ago she would be here, she would


have laughed. But here she is. She seems to be successful at whatever


she takes up. She had similar success with triathlon in the last


few years. And now on two wheels as well. She is approaching the


checkpoint. She is in arrears. The Cypriot setting a fast time at the


first checkpoint. A good set -- start from the Cypriot, a surprise


that she is nearly 21 seconds ahead of Laura Brown. It is a


that she is nearly 21 seconds ahead we come back to Joanna Rowsell.


After the amount of work she has been doing on the track, 120 rpm,


she is pushing such a large gear at the moment. This is uphill, at least


slightly, for the first ten kilometres. She is carrying a radio


under the skin suit, so she will be getting some time information.


Chiara Rosa one from Wales is a nonstarter.


Amy Roberts has just gone fastest at the checkpoint, 10.06. That is the


new mark to beat. There is the fastest rider on the course at the


moment, Amy Roberts. Joanna Rowsell really grinding the


gear. It is not what I would have expected from her at the moment.


Already looking quite laboured. Jaime Nielsen for New Zealand. The


best ever return on the track for the Kiwis here at the Commonwealth


Games. Lucy Coldwell, the fastest so far at


the first checkpoint, a good start for her. The roads are drying out,


which will make a difference to the latest otters, because it is quite


warm, despite the cloudy conditions. The roads are drying out quickly.


Ann Bowditch, 19th in Delhi four years ago, from Guernsey. She began


mountain biking 20 years ago, she switched to road racing in 1997. She


owns her own hypnotherapy company. Joanna Rowsell heading out through


the East End. The route taking a left-hand turn shortly before it


gets to Celtic Park. A stone's throwaway, a long stone's throw


away, from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, before disappearing out


the city. Leah Kirchmann, from Winnipeg, third


in the inaugural race on the John lyc?e on Sunday, just beaten. But


she has been in great form this year. She made Canadian cycling


history this summer, winning all three national championship road


events. Not really the event for her today, I think. The road race on


Sunday, we will be watching out. It is a more technical course than this


one. She was in the Tour of Britain in May, finishing in 12th place Leah


Kirchmann. Joanna Rowsell driving away towards the first time check.


Elinor Barker was so unlucky in the points race, it was a drum in this


battle at the top of the leaderboard, right to the wire.


Losing on current back to Laura Trott. She ended up with a silver to


go with the bronze she had already won on the track. But she could be a


factor in this, partly because of the form she is in, and when you


look back at her career, a former world champion as a junior in this


event. She is a goodbye Candler, you could see that on the first term,


she was faster round one single bend than the other riders, which will


add up on a technical circuit, with hardly any long straights. They


probably do not do more than a kilometre at any point before they


encounter a bend. Lucy Coldwell with the fastest time so far. 16 riders


have gone through the first time check. But it has been beaten,


have gone through the first time Katrin Garfoot. That is a time that


will steadily come down. The average speed, 38.6, this is the uphill


section of the course, so they will average a shade over 40 by the time


they get to the end, which is a little under 45 minutes of racing. A


local favourite, Katie Archibald, just 20. A real racer, a real


animator. She looks well composed. Not many riders going hard at the


blogs. I am not sure that is the best strategy, with such a short


race, you have to do is every metre of road at your disposal. The crowds


are wobbling as she goes through the second bend.


Joanna Rowsell should not be far away from the first check point. She


seems to be getting more into her stride, her cadence is coming up,


she looks more comfortable and settled.


The Mauritian cyclist, 27, she wrote the mountain bike race the other


day. She did not manage to finish. She was 14th in Delhi four years


ago. She finished the Olympic road race in paging. A full-time athlete


of the year in Mauritius. Jasmin Glaesser a bit outside the time set


by Katrin Garfoot. But it is the second quickest bus far at the first


of the three time checks. 29.6 can is the distance. She has got a sharp


left-hand turn immediately after that point. This is the worst road


conditions you could have, part wet, part right, you do not know what


will be around the corner, you have part right, you do not know what


to make a choice. The South African is underway. She has had a good


season on the road, 21st in the tour of Flanders, she spends half the


year in South in Italy. Here is Joanna Rowsell


coming up towards the first checkpoint. She is not the fastest,


by some margin. She had a laboured looking start, that seems


by some margin. She had a laboured reflected in her first checkpoint.


It is a technical course, which is not ideal for her, but she looks a


lot more fluid now. It will get interesting now, just where she was,


there is the sharp left-hand turn, then you had out towards the


countryside, and then you had out towards the


exposed on either side of the road. Shara Gillow gets underway, we only


have two more riders after her. Shara Gillow is the dark horse, she


could surprise quite a few people. One of the only ones likely to


challenge Villumsen and Poole. From Queensland. Runner-up in the


national championships in Australia this year. She has won it twice


before. What is working against her, it is


starting to rain. The roads were trying out nicely. This is a pattern


we will see for the rest of the day. This is Emma Pooley who suggested


this morning she is not too fussed if it rains.


Very good technically. She likes this style of course. The woman to


beat. Commonwealth champion in this event


but it needs to be the right course to suit her style of riding.


I think we will see a lot from her as a sportswoman, she is a marathon


one, she won in Z?rich last year. I think she wants to explore endurance


sports like that. What a cycling career she has had. Who knows


whether she can finish on a high. And she is riding on the road base


-- in the road race on Sunday. Garfoot is the fastest rider in


terms of the first time check. We concede the different weather


conditions. Bouilhou I think will be tough to beat. One person can do it,


Linda Villumsen. From New Zealand. Alt of the gate.


Williamson is highly fancied here, silver medallist four years ago in


this event. She finished just outside the medals in the time trial


in London, in fourth place. In the World Championships, she has a


really good record without quite managing to win the lot, twice she


has won silver, and bronze three times.


Very powerful out of the gate, committed.


Michelle Gilmore, her team manager, said she was very nervous, as was


Emma Pooley this morning. Both of them once they are out on the road,


their instinct will kick in. Emma Pooley looks in fantastic shape.


their instinct will kick in. Emma the track, in her year off! I think


she can turn her hand to anything she wants.


What about Katie Archibald? Only a couple of years since she has


What about Katie Archibald? Only a cycling truly seriously. All the


time, she is placed into new surroundings, tries new events, she


seems to adapt very successfully. A good bike handler. Today she has


that added motivation in front of her home nation.


Powering along as she heads out of Glasgow to the north east of the


city. The wind is not what it was


yesterday. Extremely strong yesterday. Up to ten miles an hour


this morning. Hardly blowing at all at the moment. But this brain may


figure. It is really coming down on the course now.


Williamson is a rider keen to keep going to Rio, a big ambition to win


an Olympic medal. It took awhile for her to get going after London 12,


suffering from lack of motivation, thought about retiring. Then she had


the opportunity to join her new team and be her enthusiasm. Katrin


Garfoot so far with the fastest time at the checkpoint. 6.4 -- 6.1


kilometres is the first cheque. Koech Mann from Canada comes up to


the first time check. They almost double up past


themselves after the first time check.


Villumsen is driving away, powering down through those pedals, shifting


positions, a sign of the power she is putting through the pedals,


constantly adjusting the position. No problems with these corners. Our


cameras are not picking up how rough some of these surfaces are, up to 28


millimetre tyres. That will help in these conditions. Different


conditions than we are seeing for Elinor Barker.


The second fastest so far. Barker and Archibald are the two dark


horses, challenging Bouilhou and Villumsen. A massive opportunity for


them. Archibald looks very smooth, towing style. The best kind of style


for a course like this constantly changing gradients.


The road surface is constantly changing, with if you lumps and


bumps. Yesterday, perhaps the smoothest part we saw was on one of


the furthest parts in the middle of nowhere unaware they had be surfaced


a narrow country lane. -- where nowhere unaware they had be surfaced


had resurfaced. You can see the road surface is


totally changing here. As she takes the dog leg after the first check.


One of the more technical corners. Wet and dry conditions. Hard to tell


how to set the bike up for a corner. She is settling down into a rhythm


along Royston Road. As we look back at Katrin Garfoot who is further


ahead. Only nine riders have gone through the second time check so


far. It was Amy Roberts who was in first


position at that check. She was night at the first. -- ninth.


A very low position, she is very small and takes full advantage of


that. She might not have the absolute power output but she is


extremely efficient. As soon as the road starts going uphill, it moves


in her favour. She has been in good form it with


the national road time trial title. You can see the form in her muscle


definition. She benefited from taking a year away from the sport of


cycling. Back with the last rider, Linda


Villumsen of New Zealand. Sharqia lo will be coming up to the


check point soon. -- Shara Gillow. A glimpse of the flags showing it is


blowing quite hard. It is quite exposed up there.


The best time so far for the former Australian national champion.


She is certainly riding well. A slight malfunction on the timing but


that was definitely at 6.4 kilometres. Bouilhou is the fastest


rider so far. It has not picked up on the check. But we can tell from


the time gap. A little problem with the transponder on her bike.


Clearly, storming. As we switch back to Williamson, the favourite.


Definitely, she is the fastest, by a good 20 seconds. 25 seconds. Strong


riding. Villumsen is very quick. At the


moment, Linda Villumsen and Emma Pooley are the fastest two riders


out on the course. There is clearly an issue with the transponder for


Emma Pooley because her time has not come up at all.


We will make sure we get you some check K -- checks.


She looks so comfortable. In a good position for this kind of course.


She is quite comfortable with climbing, so she can stay in that


aerodynamic tuck much longer than if she had been in an extreme down


position. A second time check.


The road is virtually dry on this section of the course, very


isolated, the showers. The weather conditions are


constantly changing. The sun has come out on Glasgow green. But it


was raining here come out on Glasgow green. But it


It will be like this for the rest of the day.


Getting the flag to warn of impending dangers. You can see it is


completely dry here. And how that changes, the way they tackle these


corners. Staying completely tucked and in position. The motorbike


outside that all the top riders have, 50m in front, it gives a good


indication of what line to take. If you have a blind bend, the rider can


see it before, seeing their brake lights let you know you can float


around the corner. -- lets you know. Shara Gillow is riding well here in


the early stages of this race. As is Emma Pooley. She has gone up the


gears are little now, Emma Pooley, settling into this bride. She has


got over the nerves at the start now. She has gone for a slightly


less shallow rim than Villumsen. Bouilhou is a slightly lighter


rider. Not much wind around. It is exposed in sections, this course.


With speed getting up to 70 kilometres per hour downhill, it can


take you by surprise. Look at the difference in weather


conditions. If you minutes. Here is Katie Archibald. -- a few minutes.


is the rider who went just off in front of Katie Archibald. We were


speaking about Leah Kirchmann earlier, she was third in Paris, but


she is not enjoying this course. She will be waiting for the road race,


running off some steam today. Katie Archibald has not been out of the


rain today. You can see that the conditions could be a lot worse than


they are now, despite the fact it is raining. It was blowing yesterday.


Katie Archibald maintaining a nice rhythm. This is Katrin Garfoot.


Plenty of miles in her legs this year. 28th in that you read Italia.


At the second checkpoint, Joanna Rowsell has gone through in fourth


place, 25 seconds off the pace. She will not be in the hunt for a medal


today, that is too much time to turn around. She struggled to change the


training she has done from the short events to the time trial. The second


time check, Anna Turvey is just over half a minute down on Katrin


Garfoot. Many of the fastest riders still to come through.


We have now got the time check from the first mark, and they have got it


right, Emma Pooley is the fastest. Although it is the early going, at


the moment, Katie Archibald would be three seconds outside a medal, but a


long way to go. three seconds outside a medal, but a


still in the hunt for a medal. Katie Archibald could get herself onto the


podium if she could overhaul Shara Gillow. It will be tough, but she is


in touch. Linda Villumsen and Emma Pooley seem to be a long way ahead


for the gold medal. 1.3 seconds for the gold medal. 1.3 seconds


between them at the first check point. Was the first part of the


course is the most favourable to Emma Pooley? The constant incline?


The middle section has got some descents, but it also has some sharp


rises. You are right, she has probably had the most favourable


part of the course for her. The first rider coming towards the line.


The 22-year-old from Nicosia in Cyprus. It gives us an indication.


It'll be around 43, 44 minutes for the winners.


Linda Villumsen has settled into a smooth rhythm now. A third of the


way through her day. A smooth, sweeping bend. There is a choice, do


you go for the shortest line or the smoothest line? The road surface is


different. She is hugging the middle of the road, not necessarily be


shortest line, but she keeps the pace high. Jaime Nielsen, she rode


on the track the other day, fifth in the individual pursuit. Some solid


riding there. She is good at team pursuit as well. Shah regular from


Australia. She is the third fastest at the first time check. Just ahead


of Katie Archibald. There could be a battle between them for the bronze


medal. It might come down to who is the better bike handle of the two.


Physically, Shara Gillow is ever so slightly stronger on the first


section, but this is now a different part of the course, a different set


of demands, constantly undulating, before they drop back down. It is


hard to make much time in that final section. This is where Katie


Archibald has got to do it if she wants to get onto the podium. It is


only the fifth time this has been held, this event. Here is Emma


Pooley, the 2010 world champion, she went on a lumpy course in Australia.


It has been raining quite consistently a few kilometres away.


It is a steep ramp that she was hitting, only 100 metres long, but a


one in seven gradient. She likes that kind of terrain.


Emma Pooley the quickest on the favourites come through.


Emma Pooley the quickest on the course at the first time check.


Emma Pooley the quickest on the Julia Shaw for England, taking the


bronze in Delhi. It has been Canada and Australia with two victories


apiece so far. Linda Villumsen and Julia Short the


only riders from any other nation to get on the podium in this race.


Elinor Barker and get on the podium in this race.


are approaching the next time check. Elinor Barker is still there or


are approaching the next time check. thereabouts. Still putting in a


decent ride, which is what we would thereabouts. Still putting in a


expect from this excellent cyclist, the 19-year-old from Cardiff. Here


is Katie Archibald, from the other side of the city. What a time!


Superb, the new fastest time so far the second time check. She looks


laboured now, but it is really quite steep through these sets of houses.


Probably about 10% gradient. Staying in that position,


Probably about 10% gradient. Staying effort, she is totally committed.


She will know she is in the hunt for a medal.


Looking for another medal to go with the points race bronze from the


other day. Very, very strong. It is an enormous chunk of time, 21


seconds. She was 27 seconds outside the time


of Emma Pooley at the first time check. We will see at the second


time check how people are dealing with the different rain. You can


chunk of this course up into three sections, the first uphill section,


and undulating, twisty section... A constant change of rhythm. And then,


a fast run into town, with the final technical section in the park, but


the latter is so short, it is on likely to affect the result. Celtic


Park and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome there. Shara Gillow frustrate Leah.


She is catching to riders at once. Very smooth, settled position, this


is a fast section. She is flying along the road. The rider from


Mauritius will be caught first. And it is the South African in front of


Mauritius will be caught first. And her. She is chasing the slipstream


is, not coming her. She is chasing the slipstream


all. Some of the riders have gone onto the drops, but not at all, she


looks very smooth, staying in the slipstream of the rider in front.


Maximising her prize catch. The national champion in her own time


trial, voted Africa's most influential woman in sport. But she


is not going to hold that pace influential woman in sport. But she


shah regular from Australia. The onus is on the South African to drop


back, having been caught. It is interesting that she is paying the


price for getting caught, or for doing the catching, rather. Being


challenged again. She is outside the time of Katie Archibald now. Katie


Archibald has gone really strongly in the second section. A turning of


the tables. It is a massive change in fortunes. Here is Emma Pooley,


about to catch Shara Gillow. We did not see her coming at all! So many


of them gathered up, it looks like a breakaway in a road race! She is


probably going to kilometres an hour faster. That is incredible


acceleration. That puts her fastest by 36 seconds, which is an enormous


lead. Surely only Linda Villumsen can catch that. This is superb


focused riding from Emma Pooley. Linda Villumsen is the only rider


still to come through the second time check, she cannot be far away.


The road should start to go uphill a bit here for Linda Villumsen. She is


outside, but it is just as close. That has not changed at all! I am


sure it was 1.3 seconds. 0.05 seconds, incredibly close! Emma


Pooley leading the way by not more than the blinking of New Zealand.


This all the medallist from Delhi. Both bring superbly. I said the last


section is on likely to make a difference, but it is so close now,


any corner can make the difference between gold and silver as it


stands. Katie Archibald has given herself a decent cushion ahead of


Katrin Garfoot. Shara Gillow has slipped away, after making a


positive start. Elinor Barker is down in eighth place, Joanna Rowsell


in 10th place. Amy Roberts from Wales is in 11th place, Anna Turvey


from Scotland is in 12th place. Emma Pooley driving away. Back out on the


open roads. In and out of the technical sections. One of the


designers of the course said he wanted to give something of


everything, to break up the rhythm, and he has done that. If there is


one rider maintaining the rhythm, it is Emma Pooley, she looks the same


every time we get a shot of her. She trains and not in this position, she


had some special handlebars made for the Olympic Games in 2012. That is


the same set. She is so small, she struggles to get the position


the same set. She is so small, she wants on standard equipment. I


remember when she won the silver medal in Beijing if users go on a


course that really suited her style at the time. Katie Archibald into


the sunshine, for the next five minutes at least. That is the first


dry road she has seen today, but it has not bothered her. She was not


too comfortable on the climbing section, she did the damage on the


middle section, and she may enjoy the run in back to town. That is Ann


Bowditch from Guernsey. Here now, just out


on the right hand side, the riders from New Zealand. Katrin Garfoot


through the centre. It is a lot faster than we thought it might be.


In towards the finish, it is almost like a sprint between the pair of


them. Katrin Garfoot comes in, and that is Reta Trotman from New


Zealand as well. Katrin Garfoot is going to set the fastest time.


Katrin Garfoot out on because at the only point at which they have all


gone through, for fastest, but she will be the new leader in the


clubhouse. It has dried up at the moment. The wind is blowing a bit at


the finish, though. clubhouse. It has dried up at the


moment. The wind is blowing It is in their face


moment. The wind is blowing It is in The later starters are at a small


disadvantage. The later starters are at a small


conditions on the services. That could be age of the corner if it


starts pouring with rain again. The paving slabs.


Everybody has to go she did it well until now.


nearly 50 seconds. A good ride from Katrin Garfoot who has had an


excellent year. Here is Katie Archibald is now. The world champion


on the track in the team pursuit squad. She has come through six


seconds to the good ahead of Katrin Garfoot at the third check of the


day. She has had her lead in role did quite considerably between the


two time checks. It shows that the different RA is suiting different


riders. She is still, in my opinion, in medal position -- array. A chance


for Katrin Garfoot to catch her breath. She won the women's Road


series in Australia next year. Here come Bowditch for Guernsey.


series in Australia next year. Here comes. We are back out on the course


with Shara Gillow. She had slipped out of the medal positions at the


last time check going into fifth position. I am not sure she


on the pace, but she is in the hunt. Ten seconds either way would see you


on the pace, but she is in the hunt. in or out of the medals and you


could not change that. We have seen huge changes except for Emma Pooley


and Linda Villumsen who have been tied together at one second. Emma


Pooley edging it so far. Still tapping out a nice rhythm and


looking as fresh and strong as she did in the early kilometres. If


anyone knows how to measure their effort, it is Emma Pooley, she is


very experienced. It has been a difficult day for Joanna Rowsell.


She was a star turn on the track. difficult day for Joanna Rowsell.


She set a new Commonwealth Games difficult day for Joanna Rowsell.


record in qualifying. Her ride today is almost done. It will not come


close to yielding another medal. is almost done. It will not come


set. She is not using all the road at all. She is not a fan of these


conditions. She already has a gold medal. Superb riding on the track


from Joanna Rowsell. The final few metres of effort for her up towards


the line. Good enough for sixth place so far. There was a little


hint this morning that she was not feeling 100%. Emma Pooley has gone


through that third and final check. She is ahead of Katie Archibald and


we are just waiting for Linda Villumsen. It will be between these


two. They cannot be far away from that final time check.


two. They cannot be far away from that final Six seconds in it for the


podium position. Emma Pooley has at last broken the deadlock. She is


ahead of Linda Villumsen. There is the confirmation of the


leaderboard. England are in the gold medal position. Linda Villumsen,


silver medallist before. Can she powered her way on a mostly downhill


section back into the centre of Glasgow. This makes me wonder if


this is still in the balance. Linda Villumsen should have the edge in


this closing section when they should be reaching speeds of over 70


kilometres per hour. There is Linda Villumsen, she is powering away. You


have to measure your Villumsen, she is powering away. You


carefully over the course. It is short, but it is testing. It is


tempting to back off the gas on the descent, but you need enough gears


to use every inch of Road. A huge speed variation on this circuit --


Road. -- road. The last major competition of her career, Emma


Pooley, it would be great to get the gold medal. She was nervous this


morning, but she has brushed those aside and her form is coming


through. You mentioned in the Olympic Games, where it was an up


and down course, Emma Pooley will know she will fare well on the


climb, she gained time on nearly everyone on the downhill part of the


course, however. When she is up for it, there is no type of Touraine


that can stop her. She just it, there is no type of Touraine


Alexandra Park -- Touraine. That terrain. -- terrain. There is Katie


Archibald. It will all come down to the final run back to the line. Emma


Pooley making her way back into the city. She is heading back into the


East End. Is this going to be a ride city. She is heading back into the


she be pipped at the post by Linda Villumsen? How much does she have


left? You can see the next rider on the road. Cannot quite make out who


it is. It could be Katie Archibald. A slight wobble from Katie


Archibald, but she is pushing it to the limit, she knows she has a


Commonwealth medal in her grasp. A couple of minutes to go. She will


need to get every last ounce of energy. She will need to be careful


on that right hander. That is where it experience will come into play.


We are picking her up on our camera. 45 seconds of riding to go.


We are picking her up on our She will need to go pretty quickly


now, because the time from Katrin Garfoot is the one she has to beat.


The road surface is a bit dry in places and very wet in parts. There


is the tight right-hander. She used every inch of Road. Did well to


avoid those crash barriers -- road. This is so important, those final


few corners, absolutely critical. She has done well so far. It is to


key and slippery. I think this is where she has got 45 seconds to do


-- tricky. Here comes Katie Archibald. Yet another very strong


ride to add to the collection. Will it be enough for her to edge into


the lead and put herself in contention for a medal. Here comes


in as a Smith to the finish. -- Elinor Barker. No medal today, but


she is the third quickest on the leaderboard. She could find yourself


in the top five. She has lost time here in the closing section of this


time trial and Katie Archibald comes up the finishing straight, slower


than Katrin Garfoot. Last few metres of efforts, she is over the line.


For so long, she was ahead of Katrin Garfoot. I think it was that middle


section, she went so hard. Now, we are back with Emma Pooley and this


is the match for the gold medal. The raise is really on as Emma Pooley


heads back into the city. -- race. Joanna Rowsell coming into Glasgow


Green. Emma Pooley is flying here. 40 minutes on the clock, she is


driving away here. She cannot make a single mistake. I think she has done


well. There is Linda Villumsen. A slight wobble there. It has been


several minutes since we have had a time check on both of them. She is


setting up early for this corner. There are some grades in the wrong


places. It is close between them, I'd think -- grid is. -- grids. Can


they both stay up here in Glasgow Green? Emma Pooley has led all the


way. The sunshine tries to Green? Emma Pooley has led all the


over the centre of Glasgow. She is Green? Emma Pooley has led all the


keeping a low gear, that is so important to accelerate. That


acceleration is important and will give her confidence to keep the


speed up. She still looks as fresh as when she started.


speed up. She still looks as fresh down into the park. This has been a


brilliant ride down into the park. This has been a


Right from the down into the park. This has been a


all the way through. She should be about 42, 43. We see the curved


sections that can cause all the trouble. Emma Pooley racing to the


finish. This is the last time we will see her racing in a time trial


in a World Championship. The current British national champion, is she


about to become the Commonwealth champion? Superb riding from Emma


Pooley. Only Linda Villumsen can challenge her time. Here she is, she


has to be technically perfect in this last section. It was about 45


seconds from here. She is two or three seconds behind Emma Pooley.


What a finish this will be and she is going around the final corner.


250 metres to go and what a finish. So close for Linda Villumsen. Second


in the World Championship three times. A silver medallist in Delhi,


will she be pipped at the post again? Here she comes, up towards


the line and I think Linda again? Here she comes, up towards


will do it! She dug deep in the final sections of the race and she


claims the gold medal. Emma Pooley is denied at the end of the race


will stop only six seconds between the top two. We said that downhill


section would favour Linda Villumsen. We were hoping that Emma


Pooley would emulate her performance in Beijing when she descended so


well. You cannot deny your physiology, but when it is fast, out


and out power will win the day. There we are, confirmation of the


result. Katie Archibald has raced in five


different events here and she has finished in the top five in all of


them. There is the winner, Linda


Villumsen. She kept in touch on the upward sections of the course, with


the technical middle section, and then was able to power to victory in


the closing kilometres. She saved the best of her effort


until the very last moment and finally able to taste victory in a


major Championship, having been so close, so many times. One or two


riders finding it tough out there on the course. I think that is Leah


Kirchmann of Canada. Yes, it is. She clearly had a major problem in the


closing stages. Linda Villumsen, born in Denmark. She actually


competed for Denmark in the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, before changing


citizenship to New Zealand. She can now prepare for the medal ceremony,


during which she will, for a change, be able to stand on the top spot.


A chance for a quick rubdown, Emma Pooley out in front for so long,


just could not quite hang on as they raced down into Glasgow.


Emma Pooley, just pipped by Linda Villumsen at the end. We can now


join Jonathan over near the finishing line. I thought it was the


medal ceremony starting but it was a bit soon for that. We have got a


bagpiper here. As you can expect, there is a great atmosphere here at


the finishing line. It reminds you of the atmosphere that you had in


Z?rich where people were banging the boards. Slight disappointment for


Emma Pooley. It looked like Katie Archibald for Scotland might get a


medal but she slipped out in the closing stages. She spoke to Jill


Douglas. You really attacked the middle section but pushed out at the


end by the Australian. I really liked the country lanes part. I


think I left it too much until the end. I think it is a mental game, I


cannot seem to kill myself in the flats. I knew I was going to


struggle with the second half. A members support all at the way


around from the crowd in Glasgow. You could do a map of the busy


spots. It is something to work on, I suppose. Thank you very much. The


sun is out now but it was wet at the start and we thought that might not


suit Jo Rowsell of England. She finished down in 30th place and she


caught up with Jill as well. A medallist on the track, but out here


on the time trial, this was not an event you were training for but can


you give us an idea of how it was out there? There was a tail wind


uphill and a headwind back. It is slightly less windy today, which is


good. But the rain, it poured down at the start. It stopped raining and


then started raining out again on the course. The conditions were


changeable but I gave it my best, so there you go. It does make it


difficult when you are riding on different surfaces in different


conditions. It was difficult to practice on the court yesterday.


They closed the road for two hours. It was not quite what we imagined.


But we got to do a bit of practice. This is not the course I won the


nationals on last year but like I said, I came here to get a gold


medal, said, I came here to get a gold


prefer to win one gold but Tony-macro instead of two bronzes.


prefer to win one gold but It is always good to get the


opportunity to do an international time trial. The crowd have been good


and it has been supporting -- it has been good supporting Emma. Just


behind me you have got where the athletes sit, the three thrones,


almost. They wait their depending on what the position is when they


finish. There is a Linda Villumsen finally on the podium after


finish. There is a Linda Villumsen finally on getting a silver medal in


Delhi two years ago. Emma Pooley is next to her. We will hear from her


in a few minutes. For now, I will hand you back to Simon in the


commentary box. The celebratory phone calls start


already for Linda Villumsen as she prepares for the medal ceremony. As


we have been saying throughout the broadcast, she has been there or


thereabouts for so long. Clearly a very experienced rider. She is 29


years of age now. She bases her self in Auckland. The silver medallist in


Delhi four years ago. She rode the road racing Delhi as well. She has


been so close with silver medals and bronze medals in the world


Championships and just missed out on Olympic medals as well. She was


fourth in London in 2012, in the road time trial and fifth in the


road race as well. The course, ultimately playing into her hands,


in the sense that the uphill bit or most of the uphill bit was in the


first section, it was technical in most of the uphill bit was in the


the centre, and then more downhill in the closing stages, which I think


possibly favoured her, having stayed almost level with Emma Pooley all


the way through. almost level with Emma Pooley all


ride from a pulley down the left-hand side of your picture. --


what an excellent ride from Emma Pooley. A few days away from


retiring from international cycling. I think we will be hearing more from


her as a triathlete, maybe a marathon runner as well. I think are


sporting endeavours are far from over. There is the race on Sunday,


the course is entirely in the city centre. They are still making their


final preparations for the podium and I now believe Chris has found


his way to join Jonathan. Yes, thanks, Simon. Chris, a great race.


Between the two that you stayed at the start. The wrong result. The


wrong result from an English point of view. Jelena there were three


sections of the course, the climbing, technical section and a


fast downhill. We knew if Emma pulley had an Achilles heel, it


would be the final run into town where she body mass works against


her. It is all about power there. She had built up a buffer of eight


seconds and we thought it She had built up a buffer of eight


enough but Linda Villumsen is such a great competitor. Both of them


technically well matched. It just went Linda Villumsen's way. She is a


worthy winner. The strips on the final bend, I thought might catch


more people out but they did not. Very experienced riders here.


Everybody got round well. It came down to who could measure the


effort. Experience is a big factor. One of the things you see on the big


ground tour races is race radio. Do the cyclists have that? Do they know


what the timings are? Some choose to take it that some prefer to be left


alone. For me, I preferred information, I wanted to know where


I stood. If it was going to be really close, I think that could


make the difference. Was there something else Emma could have done,


built up a bigger buffer early on to mitigate what happened in the


closing stages? No, she did everything she could. She was in


great shape, three wins in the tour of Italy. There was nothing she


could do. It would be lovely to see her get a gold medal at her last


meet in her career. Katie Archbold did not get a medal in the end but


she was fighting all the way through. It was dramatic. Emma


Pooley is now with Jill. Your last major competition in a


time trial. You pushed hard all the way round there and it was so close.


It was close but I am really happy to be on the podium. When you come


through and you have got the quickest time and the one person


behind you goes quicker, it is a little disappointing but I do not


think I could do better. It is a great course, it is tough and in the


wet as well it is challenging on the corners. You lose a few seconds here


and there and it adds up. That is the way it is. We have seen you win


some big time trials, the silver medal you took in the Olympics as


well, but what are the emotions now, knowing you have just put in your


last major competitive time trial? I am really happy. I am really


grateful to have had the opportunity. I am especially


grateful to my best friend back home who built my bike for me and the


British cycling mechanics have been fantastic. I mostly grateful to all


the people who have supported me. I guess I have been racing properly


for seven or eight years and there have been a lot of people over that


time who have helped me, not necessarily paid staff, volunteers,


but it is the kind of opportunity not everyone gets. Looking back, I


am grateful so to get a medal today, it is nice to top that. You have


done us proud over the years and you got a wonderful reception from the


crowd. Yes, they are cheering and especially when they are not waving


England flags and their cheering, that is nice. I hope we gave them


something good to watch. There is still the road race to come. You are


riding in support of Luciano 's dead. We do not know what the tactic


is -- Lizzie Armistead. We do not know what will happen. I will let


you go and collect your medal. Thanks, Jill, thanks, everyone. That


reflects what we were saying that she could not do any more. I thought


it might be too much of a hilly course. She tried to force it to


happen. She really worked hard but there was nothing else she could do.


She knows it as well. I don't know if it makes it an easier or a more


difficult pill to swallow that that is all she had today. The plan is


for her to ride the road race on Sunday but to ride for Lizzie


Armistead. She has essentially raced her last competitive race for gold


as a cyclist. We do not know what sport she will do next. She seems to


be successful in all of them. But on Sunday, if she is riding for


Lizzie, she will be there or thereabouts. As we saw on Sunday,


you can have a crush and then team orders change. She is thereof


thereabouts. She could still walk away with a medal. It was silver for


Emma Pooley, gold for Linda Villumsen.


She is with Jill now. There was so little in that race. Where you are


conscious of how close that race was? I preferred to ride without


time or speed or anything, just as fast as I can. This has not been the


ideal year for you but to come and finish on the top step of that


podium, what does it mean? I cannot describe it. Every year I think


maybe I can pull off the world Championships or I can do the


Olympics or Commonwealth Games, but I am nearly there but always missing


something. But it has now been amazing. Congratulations. Thank you.


OK, that wraps up the women's race. We will see the medal ceremony later


on. We have an hour or so before the men start. A big moment for David


Miller. He is the defending champion in his last year as a professional


cyclist. He has had a quiet year results wise. He did not get


selected for the Tour de France. Bitterly disappointed but we do not


know where he is at. What we do know is he is highly motivated, it is a


good course. He likes technical. That might carry him through. He is


the person to beat. I think Alex it is more of up your time trial. We do


not know where he is at -- a pure is more of up your time trial. We do


not know where he is time trial. The big unknowns are the likes of


Thomas. We do not know how he is out of the Tour de France it was


difficult to. It is a funny race. of the Tour de France it was


Your body can adapt. Your recovery gets better and sometimes on the


last day, you think you could do it tomorrow. There are lots of unknowns


about who will perform well. A lot of that will come down to sheer


motivation. Conditions are improving, the one ride that


everyone is talking about is Dennis. All of the strain and is could come


out on top -- Australians. All of the strain and is could come


out on top Dennis is the man on form. All of them are technically


great bike riders. form. All of them are technically


great bike We will see the men's race. For the moment, it is back to


full -- is back to the studio. We showed you some of the bowls at


Kelvingrove earlier. Scotland put We showed you some of the bowls at


themselves in a very strong position. England pulled themselves


back Medium length Jack. -- jack. Good


start. 20 six. -- Bob Love. A great opening bowl. This is looking not


too far away. Very good. Good game. Really good. -- again. That is a


good way to bowl, could be a second shot. The target here for Scotland


is to try and ensure they do not lose any more than one shot. If it


is two shots it will be a tight end and we will play an extra end to


decide the winner. Ideally, they will be looking to try and get the


shot. That is under. That is a bowl that


can be punched in. APPLAUSE. He got the wrong side of


it! He was pumping it on. He had the gap. Here he is a game, just getting


on to that. It would gap. Here he is a game, just getting


for the right white. Just a little dip at the end. A really good


effort. Two to England at the moment. That is a tight end.


Brown, does he put another bowl in? That is why he is having a little


discussion. If they put another bowl in, it creates a target. Whether


they want to block their head, leave it to the last one... -- the head


stop --. It has to be down to forehand


surely, the backhand is full of danger. At least in the forehand,


you are coming into your own bowl. A decent line with this. He has got a


good line. If he had edged off that, he would have been lying


three. Kevin Wallace will be on the backhand. He can afford to take one


of the England bowls out. Two shots sitting very nicely at the moment.


The red bowl in front and the red bowl to the side. This is the one


you want to do it with. Trying to take a bowl out with this one so you


do not have to play your last. He has got one. It stopped on his own


bowl. That was unlucky. I think the Scottish team thought that bowl was


being pushed out. They are playing well. He came through on his own, he


has the second shot. Pumped it through, ran through, second shot,


now it has left Paul Brown in a situation of trying to reach this.


He is on a decent line and has a chance. What a bowl! Brilliant! No


hesitation. Got down, played the shot. He could not have played it


any better. That is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. No discussion,


get down, do the job. Now, we are in a tied match at the moment. I do not


think there is anything other than a tied match at the moment. I do not


Kevin to play into this. He has to be careful. One bowl in behind. If


he turns it a little, moves the jacks back, it could be three. He is


discussing what wait to play. He will see what happens with the pace.


-- weight. That is what he is looking at, even to chop off his own


is good, try and squeeze the bowl under the jack. Looks like he has


good position in behind it. There is danger. There is one below the blue


bowl. This is a danger if he plays with a little bit of weight he could


move the jack and lose the medal on this end. It is tense, no doubt


about that. That is not particularly easy, because once you put weight


on, you have a tendency to hold off and he does not want to give another


shot away. It has been a good game, a really good game, good quality. It


is on its way. It is outside. Well, that is not


is on its way. It is outside. Well, difference. Two shots, tight end. We


will be into a deciding end for the bronze medal. It does not get closer


than this. That was interesting. England had won the toss and decided


to give it away to Scotland. It was probably a wise move. Scotland going


for the long jack length again. They are relying very well on this


direction. Paul Brown played a weighted ball and picked up the


jack. Looking good, it needs to keep


going. That is falling short as well. At


this length, short bowl start to become a problem. Trying to get


around them. -- short bowls. An adjustment has to be made.


Trying to put a little bit more weight on it. Missing it would have


been better. Still a long way down! If they can find the way around the


front ones. That is a great shot. Bob Love. It will be hard to


front ones. That is a great shot. this. Just sitting down in front of


the jack. This sort of ball can win you a medal.


Really good sportsmanship going on out there. But to be fair, missing


that bowl, the jack, was in the ditch. He was running after it. At


least, the game is still alive for England.


It is a good effort. Yes, anything back there is useful. We all know


Paul Brown is a very good way to play. Kevin Wallace might think it


is time to protect this. It will be a little short but not in


the line. It will not affect the next shot. The weight would not have


been an issue for him. He really wanted to be on the line. That is


very much an open jack for Paul Brown.


More than competent at this shot. We have seen it before.


They are looking at it. He is close. He has got the back bowl of. There


is another bowl lurking around back there. We will have to find out.


Here it is again. Played it perfectly. More importantly for him,


he pushed the ball through. You see where the jack goes. Without pushing


that bowl through, it could have been against him.


It just dropped in. It is England who will take the bronze medal. What


a fantastic game. STUDIO: Adriatic end to that lawn


bowls event at Kelvingrove. Rishi has been catching up with the


winners of the bronze medal. I am joined by the guys who have got the


bronze. First of all, Paul, congratulations. What a fabulous


finish. Guess, it was a bit of a hectic couple of last ends. But we


pulled three good ends out of that to get to the tie-break and at the


end as well. I'm still coming down from it. It was fantastic.


Absolutely unbelievable. Fantastic indeed. And Bob, when I mentioned on


air you are man who bowls with his feet, it got quite a reaction from


some people saying, they just want to see this and see how amazing it


was. Despite all that, you have got a medal here, despite the notoriety


of that. It is not about the disability, it is about the bowling,


that is what counts here. I am over the moon. What a way to finish it


off, brilliant. It was a fabulous finish. David, you have had


experience of these games before. You know how important it is to keep


your nerve and keep battling away until the end. When they got that


nasty little wick to get the holding shot, I thought, oh no. I was


unlucky in Manchester to miss out on a medal but this makes up for it. I


am very pleased. This is your first Commonwealth Games and your first


games of this magnitude and to produce a performance like that must


be extremely satisfying. That must be an understatement? This is the


complete highlight of my career so far. To stand on the green in the


Commonwealth Games and bowl like that, I will not forget that for a


long time. I think it will be with me for a long time in the future.


Bob and David, have you got any plans for celebrations tonight? We


might have one or two drinks! Guys, it has been a pleasure watching you.


Enjoy the celebrations. Thank you. Let's take you back to Glasgow Green


for a moment because the medal ceremony for the women's time trial


has just been taking place so it is over to Simon Brotherton.


There is a sizeable crowd here at Glasgow Green. The men's time trial


is coming up this afternoon. Katrin Garfoot claiming the bronze medal


for Australia. She is crowning what has been an


excellent year for her. She has a contract for the rest of the


season. Everything has happened for her much quicker than she expected.


It has ended on the podium in Glasgow.


So close to victory. She led for so long. Silver in her final


competitive time trial and so close to the golden goodbye. Emma Pooley,


the former world champion. She will savour this. Nearly, but


not quite, for so long, but now a She will savour this. Nearly, but


worthy winner. At last it is gold for Linda Villumsen of New Zealand.


Just outside the medals in the Olympic Games, twice silver


medallist in the world Championship, three times a bronze medallist as


well. And at last, the colour she really wanted.


CHEERING Well, Linda Villumsen is a worthy


winner but Emma Pooley has been a shining light for British cycling in


recent years. We will miss her presence at events like this now she


is retiring. Well, a great watch for all those


events at Glasgow Green. They went right out of the city and back to


finish there. We have more road cycling on Sunday. It has been a


very varied and busy morning of sport. Here is what happened.


Linda Villumsen mastered tricky conditions on the roads of Glasgow


to take gold. England's Emma Pooley retires from cycling after these


games looked well set to victory but faded towards the end but had to


settle for silver. England's Bob Love, David Fisher and Paul Brown


won the lawn bowls para sport event with a win over Scotland.


And in the table tennis, the English pair are through to the


quarterfinals of the mixed doubles. And that is where I am going to


leave you on BBC One. But I am not going before I leave you in the safe


hands of Jason Mohammad. I feel there is more cycling. We have more


cycling, squash and badminton as well. Hello, a very good afternoon


to you. More gold-medal is to be won in Glasgow. As I just said to


Mishal, some great sport for you this afternoon. This is what is


coming up. In the men's time trial, will it be


a happy ending to the Millar's tail? We will pop to the ping-pong later.


Meanwhile, over at the Emirates arena, if you want to see


shuttlecocks hitting speeds of 200 mph, that is the place to be.


Yes, here I am at the time trial finish. A bit of a drag coming up.


We have just seen Emma Pooley win a silver medal, Linda Villumsen win a


gold medal. In half an hour's time, the men will be on track. A lot of


fascinating storylines, not least, David Millar of Scotland. He was


left out of the Tour de France. He was annoyed about that. And also


Alex Dowsett of England who was also left out of the Tour de France. And


Geraint Thomas of Wales did win the Tour de France. He wrote last year


with a broken pelvis. The one they are all calling is from Australia.


It promises to be a fascinating


Mishal Husain and Jason Mohammad present live coverage of day eight of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Scotland's David Millar, reigning men's time trial champion, will be looking for a farewell medal in the before he retires at the end of the season. Commentary comes from Simon Brotherton and Chris Boardman.

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