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

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by a country mile! Oh, well done!

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Max Whitlock has just landed on a gold medal.

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They are, with champions. That is exactly what England

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ordered! Three Olympic champions won

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the last competition for England's Emma Pooley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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at 12.30pm. A packed few hours ahead, and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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website, where you can watch every single sport live

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as it happens throughout the day, And all that works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Representing England, Greg Rutherford!

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That was last night and he is here this morning.

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

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

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special. You had a job in the first round and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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nerve issue. I had spine injections to clear that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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moment when you were gearing up for a major championships.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Championships, and looking ahead to Rio.

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

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

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

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

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that. Something else not many people have

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

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

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have no idea. Which one? Skeleton bob is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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throwing myself headfirst down an icy track!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There provided plenty of drama here

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

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triples, and four Tour, and two para sports.

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

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

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

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

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

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after a set number of ends. The lawns where

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the Glasgow 2014 competition is taking place are in the grounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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would have drifted at the end of its travel.

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

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

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

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carry it. This is better, a perfect delivery.

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

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

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

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

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stuff. I am not sure who is measuring, but

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I am pretty certain it is a lady umpire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Millar is the Commonwealth Games champion, and gold medal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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disengage from everything else, especially at what happened at the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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their own brothers! -- there own brothers!

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

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

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

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sport where quick reflexes are everything.

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Table tennis is a quick and skilful sport requiring a

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

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giving players different controls of speed and spin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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After every two points, service is changed.

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

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

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and doubles, mixed doubles and a separate team

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

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are opponents of the New Zealand team are their opponents.

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

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a place in the quarterfinals. Pitchford and Hoe playing for

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England. Let us look at the New Zealanders.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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to come through two matches to get to this stage.

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And the man in the chair for this one.

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

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

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

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the English number one. They have too served

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quarter in doubles. They have too served

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play alternately. Another backhand lands perfectly for Pitchford.

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Liam Pitchford was born professionally now in Germany.

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Great play from Li, spotted Pitchford going one way.

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

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

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charge of these two. They are two points away from

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securing a lead. Not too much experience as a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Li. She got Tin-Tin Ho with a short

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serve. It wasn't the worst return but this

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

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

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

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Players are entitled to towel down every six points.

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Just a slight edge here for Pitchford and Ho.

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

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

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

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Her father, table tennis mad, calling her TT.

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

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

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Put walk -- footwork is so important in doubles.

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

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

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recovery shows every sign of growing here for New Zealand.

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

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

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

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Kiwis had effectively given themselves the point.

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The ball was almost behind him. Incredible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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across. He has not missed too many so far

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this morning. We mentioned his backhand, but his

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

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

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

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

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Some distant again between them, 7-4.

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

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

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

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

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it. Karen Li has to hold both the

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

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

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

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

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

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

:52:49.:52:50.

a chat. It was a good return from Tengteng

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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comp offensively. -- comprehensively.

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

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

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

:54:21.:54:27.

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

:54:28.:54:32.

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

:54:33.:54:38.

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

:54:39.:54:43.

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

:54:44.:54:46.

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

:54:47.:54:54.

inspirational stories and information about local facilities

:54:55.:54:58.

as well. A quick word on other sports this

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

:55:04.:55:08.

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

:55:09.:55:12.

though they are assured of a place in the semifinals.

:55:13.:55:18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the sport has taken off in recent years. Steve

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

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

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

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

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

:56:40.:56:42.

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

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

:56:48.:56:54.

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

:56:55.:56:56.

heart, you can change in your The tour of Rwanda

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has become one of The tour of Rwanda

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

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

:57:21.:57:24.

of riders whose place in the pellet on what

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

:57:27.:57:35.

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

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cheers reserved for their new heroes, Rwanda.

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

:57:49.:57:55.

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

:57:56.:58:01.

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

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

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

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had from the capital into the countryside and seeing how people

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responded to the cyclists was inspiring. Particularly when I

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

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

:58:37.:58:42.

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

:58:43.:58:48.

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

:58:49.:59:28.

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

:59:29.:59:30.

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

:59:31.:00:11.

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

:00:12.:00:15.

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

:00:16.:00:18.

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

:00:19.:00:27.

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

:00:28.:00:31.

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

:00:32.:00:36.

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

:00:37.:00:41.

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

:00:42.:00:45.

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

:00:46.:00:51.

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

:00:52.:00:57.

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

:00:58.:00:59.

well. everywhere you look there are

:01:00.:01:15.

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

:01:16.:01:22.

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

:01:23.:01:27.

bikes to do something quite ground-breaking.

:01:28.:01:33.

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

:01:34.:01:38.

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

:01:39.:01:43.

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

:01:44.:01:47.

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

:01:48.:01:51.

years. It has not been easy. Creating a

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

:01:56.:02:00.

with no real history of sporting achievement, has had real

:02:01.:02:07.

challenges. We have 20 minutes before the start

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

:02:13.:02:16.

sure whether people might be expecting them to be more stressed

:02:17.:02:19.

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

:02:20.:02:21.

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

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

:02:33.:02:50.

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

:02:51.:02:55.

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

:02:56.:03:02.

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

:03:03.:03:07.

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

:03:08.:03:12.

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

:03:13.:03:23.

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

:03:24.:03:29.

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

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

:03:37.:03:44.

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

:03:45.:03:47.

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

:03:48.:04:17.

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

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

:04:21.:04:25.

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

:04:26.:04:30.

managed to buy a house from their salary.

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

:04:37.:04:40.

became my job. Many people know cycling can change

:04:41.:04:49.

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

:04:50.:05:11.

brutal race. A real boneshaker section.

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

:05:25.:05:29.

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

:05:30.:05:32.

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

:05:33.:05:37.

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

:05:38.:05:43.

is pulling people together that would have been enemies during the

:05:44.:05:45.

genocide. Our team is all Rwandan, from

:05:46.:05:56.

different regions, working together for it to succeed.

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Rwanda, there were only six wide long ago.

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-- riders. So you think cycling is helping

:06:12.:06:16.

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

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

:06:36.:06:40.

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

:06:41.:06:44.

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

:06:45.:06:48.

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

:06:49.:06:54.

chase. As my time in Rwanda drew to a

:06:55.:07:01.

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

:07:02.:07:05.

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

:07:06.:07:09.

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

:07:10.:07:13.

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

:07:14.:07:16.

short space of time is, in itself, remarkable.

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And ageing Niyonshuti be competing later on.

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Let us go to Glasgow Green now. later on.

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Janvier Hadi is the man I want later on.

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

:07:45.:07:48.

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

:07:49.:07:52.

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

:07:53.:07:57.

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

:07:58.:08:02.

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

:08:03.:08:11.

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

:08:12.:08:13.

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

:08:14.:08:17.

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

:08:18.:08:24.

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

:08:25.:08:39.

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

:08:40.:08:43.

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

:08:44.:08:49.

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

:08:50.:08:54.

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

:08:55.:09:03.

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

:09:04.:09:08.

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

:09:09.:09:18.

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

:09:19.:09:24.

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

:09:25.:09:28.

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

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home nations interest. Pitting individual cyclists against the

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clock. In time trial,

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

:09:55.:09:56.

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

:09:57.:10:04.

with women riding 30km. Competitors begin

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

:10:12.:10:13.

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

:10:14.:10:23.

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

:10:24.:10:26.

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

:10:27.:10:29.

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

:10:30.:10:53.

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

:10:54.:11:03.

race before she retires. COMMENTATOR: Emma Pooley is the

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

:11:08.:11:11.

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

:11:12.:11:15.

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

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

:11:26.:11:31.

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

:11:32.:11:35.

it should do. She is one of the greatest climbers

:11:36.:11:39.

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

:11:40.:11:44.

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

:11:45.:11:48.

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

:11:49.:11:53.

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

:11:54.:11:57.

it. Pooley is at the top of the

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leaderboard. Poole sets off, she will get a huge

:12:04.:12:07.

ovation all the way around the course.

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

:12:10.:12:13.

sport. Silver medal winner, Emma Pooley

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from Great Britain. Given I never expected to be a

:12:17.:12:20.

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

:12:21.:12:27.

Emma Pooley is due to start last but one.

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

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

:12:40.:12:45.

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

:12:46.:12:49.

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

:12:50.:12:57.

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

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

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

:13:15.:13:26.

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

:13:27.:13:36.

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

:13:37.:13:43.

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

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penultimate corner which could be treacherous.

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

:13:55.:14:03.

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

:14:04.:14:11.

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

:14:12.:14:16.

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

:14:17.:14:29.

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

:14:30.:14:32.

to beat. This is Laura Brown the whistle on

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

:14:49.:14:52.

championships silver medallist. Quickly settling into a nice rhythm

:14:53.:14:59.

-- world. Anna Christian is about to go for

:15:00.:15:10.

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

:15:11.:15:13.

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

:15:14.:15:30.

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

:15:31.:15:37.

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

:15:38.:15:46.

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

:15:47.:15:52.

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

:15:53.:15:55.

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

:15:56.:16:00.

necessarily an even pace that is required today.

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

:16:10.:16:23.

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

:16:24.:16:29.

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

:16:30.:16:32.

university. She missed her graduation day because it was the

:16:33.:16:37.

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

:16:38.:16:42.

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

:16:43.:16:45.

progress as they go through the checkpoints.

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

:17:03.:17:09.

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

:17:10.:17:15.

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

:17:16.:17:23.

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

:17:24.:17:29.

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

:17:30.:17:37.

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

:17:38.:17:43.

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

:17:44.:17:51.

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

:17:52.:17:53.

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

:17:54.:18:03.

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

:18:04.:18:22.

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

:18:23.:18:24.

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

:18:25.:18:32.

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

:18:33.:18:38.

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

:18:39.:18:45.

about to turn right into Gallowgate and make our way towards

:18:46.:18:48.

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

:18:49.:18:54.

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

:18:55.:18:58.

Commonwealth champion in the individual pursuit. And the Olympic

:18:59.:19:06.

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

:19:07.:19:11.

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

:19:12.:19:12.

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

:19:13.:19:18.

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

:19:19.:19:22.

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

:19:23.:19:25.

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

:19:26.:19:29.

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

:19:30.:19:31.

Almost indefinitely. But somebody who can maintain that.

:19:32.:19:37.

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

:19:38.:19:43.

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

:19:44.:19:49.

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

:19:50.:19:54.

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

:19:55.:19:58.

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

:19:59.:20:04.

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

:20:05.:20:16.

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

:20:17.:20:21.

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

:20:22.:20:30.

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

:20:31.:20:32.

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

:20:33.:20:39.

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

:20:40.:20:43.

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

:20:44.:20:49.

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

:20:50.:20:53.

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

:20:54.:21:08.

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

:21:09.:21:15.

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

:21:16.:21:20.

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

:21:21.:21:23.

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

:21:24.:21:27.

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

:21:28.:21:36.

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

:21:37.:21:41.

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

:21:42.:21:51.

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

:21:52.:22:00.

Chiara Rosa one from Wales is a nonstarter.

:22:01.:22:17.

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

:22:18.:22:34.

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

:22:35.:22:35.

moment, Amy Roberts. Joanna Rowsell really grinding the

:22:36.:22:56.

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

:22:57.:23:04.

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

:23:05.:23:12.

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

:23:13.:23:13.

Games. Lucy Coldwell, the fastest so far at

:23:14.:23:52.

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

:23:53.:23:58.

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

:23:59.:24:06.

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

:24:07.:24:12.

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

:24:13.:24:22.

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

:24:23.:24:25.

owns her own hypnotherapy company. Joanna Rowsell heading out through

:24:26.:24:49.

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

:24:50.:24:55.

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

:24:56.:25:02.

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

:25:03.:25:03.

the city. Leah Kirchmann, from Winnipeg, third

:25:04.:25:17.

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

:25:18.:25:26.

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

:25:27.:25:31.

history this summer, winning all three national championship road

:25:32.:25:38.

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

:25:39.:25:44.

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

:25:45.:25:48.

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

:25:49.:25:56.

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

:25:57.:26:08.

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

:26:09.:26:13.

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

:26:14.:26:16.

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

:26:17.:26:21.

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

:26:22.:26:26.

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

:26:27.:26:31.

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

:26:32.:26:35.

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

:26:36.:26:42.

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

:26:43.:26:46.

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

:26:47.:26:51.

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

:26:52.:26:59.

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

:27:00.:27:03.

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

:27:04.:27:08.

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

:27:09.:27:13.

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

:27:14.:27:18.

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

:27:19.:27:23.

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

:27:24.:27:28.

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

:27:29.:27:36.

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

:27:37.:27:43.

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

:27:44.:27:45.

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

:27:46.:27:51.

are wobbling as she goes through the second bend.

:27:52.:28:00.

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

:28:01.:28:07.

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

:28:08.:28:09.

she looks more comfortable and settled.

:28:10.:28:16.

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

:28:17.:28:27.

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

:28:28.:28:32.

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

:28:33.:28:42.

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

:28:43.:28:49.

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

:28:50.:28:56.

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

:28:57.:29:02.

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

:29:03.:29:08.

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

:29:09.:29:12.

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

:29:13.:29:16.

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

:29:17.:29:28.

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

:29:29.:29:29.

year in South in Italy. Here is Joanna Rowsell

:29:30.:29:37.

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

:29:38.:29:45.

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

:29:46.:29:48.

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

:29:49.:29:51.

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

:29:52.:29:58.

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

:29:59.:30:02.

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

:30:03.:30:05.

countryside, and then you had out towards the

:30:06.:30:09.

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

:30:10.:30:19.

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

:30:20.:30:29.

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

:30:30.:30:41.

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

:30:42.:30:44.

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

:30:45.:30:48.

before. What is working against her, it is

:30:49.:30:52.

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

:30:53.:30:58.

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

:30:59.:31:04.

this morning she is not too fussed if it rains.

:31:05.:31:11.

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

:31:12.:31:15.

beat. Commonwealth champion in this event

:31:16.:31:18.

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

:31:19.:31:27.

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

:31:28.:31:34.

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

:31:35.:31:38.

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

:31:39.:31:43.

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

:31:44.:31:51.

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

:31:52.:32:00.

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

:32:01.:32:04.

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

:32:05.:32:08.

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

:32:09.:32:19.

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

:32:20.:32:24.

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

:32:25.:32:30.

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

:32:31.:32:34.

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

:32:35.:32:41.

has won silver, and bronze three times.

:32:42.:32:44.

Very powerful out of the gate, committed.

:32:45.:32:50.

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

:32:51.:32:55.

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

:32:56.:32:59.

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

:33:00.:33:07.

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

:33:08.:33:17.

she can turn her hand to anything she wants.

:33:18.:33:23.

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

:33:24.:33:28.

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

:33:29.:33:31.

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

:33:32.:33:38.

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

:33:39.:33:43.

that added motivation in front of her home nation.

:33:44.:33:51.

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

:33:52.:34:01.

city. The wind is not what it was

:34:02.:34:04.

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

:34:05.:34:17.

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

:34:18.:34:24.

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

:34:25.:34:30.

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

:34:31.:34:34.

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

:34:35.:34:39.

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

:34:40.:34:46.

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

:34:47.:34:53.

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

:34:54.:35:05.

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

:35:06.:35:06.

the first time check. They almost double up past

:35:07.:35:35.

themselves after the first time check.

:35:36.:35:43.

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

:35:44.:35:50.

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

:35:51.:35:54.

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

:35:55.:35:59.

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

:36:00.:36:08.

millimetre tyres. That will help in these conditions. Different

:36:09.:36:12.

conditions than we are seeing for Elinor Barker.

:36:13.:36:21.

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

:36:22.:36:27.

horses, challenging Bouilhou and Villumsen. A massive opportunity for

:36:28.:36:32.

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

:36:33.:36:42.

for a course like this constantly changing gradients.

:36:43.:36:45.

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

:36:46.:36:49.

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

:36:50.:36:55.

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

:36:56.:36:56.

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

:36:57.:37:09.

had resurfaced. You can see the road surface is

:37:10.:37:22.

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

:37:23.:37:27.

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

:37:28.:37:35.

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

:37:36.:37:42.

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

:37:43.:37:47.

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

:37:48.:37:53.

far. It was Amy Roberts who was in first

:37:54.:38:01.

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

:38:02.:38:22.

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

:38:23.:38:32.

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

:38:33.:38:37.

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

:38:38.:38:41.

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

:38:42.:38:52.

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

:38:53.:38:56.

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

:38:57.:39:03.

cycling. Back with the last rider, Linda

:39:04.:39:12.

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

:39:13.:39:14.

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

:39:15.:39:59.

blowing quite hard. It is quite exposed up there.

:40:00.:40:04.

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

:40:05.:40:15.

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

:40:16.:40:51.

that was definitely at 6.4 kilometres. Bouilhou is the fastest

:40:52.:40:57.

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

:40:58.:41:07.

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

:41:08.:41:14.

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

:41:15.:41:25.

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

:41:26.:41:28.

riding. Villumsen is very quick. At the

:41:29.:41:46.

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

:41:47.:41:50.

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

:41:51.:41:56.

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

:41:57.:42:06.

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

:42:07.:42:12.

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

:42:13.:42:18.

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

:42:19.:42:25.

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

:42:26.:42:30.

position. A second time check.

:42:31.:42:46.

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

:42:47.:42:53.

isolated, the showers. The weather conditions are

:42:54.:43:00.

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

:43:01.:43:04.

was raining here come out on Glasgow green. But it

:43:05.:43:08.

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

:43:09.:43:18.

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

:43:19.:43:26.

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

:43:27.:43:33.

corners. Staying completely tucked and in position. The motorbike

:43:34.:43:37.

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

:43:38.:43:43.

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

:43:44.:43:48.

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

:43:49.:44:02.

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

:44:03.:44:09.

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

:44:10.:44:16.

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

:44:17.:44:21.

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

:44:22.:44:33.

less shallow rim than Villumsen. Bouilhou is a slightly lighter

:44:34.:44:40.

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

:44:41.:44:45.

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

:44:46.:44:49.

take you by surprise. Look at the difference in weather

:44:50.:44:54.

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

:44:55.:45:15.

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

:45:16.:45:21.

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

:45:22.:45:26.

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

:45:27.:45:31.

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

:45:32.:45:36.

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

:45:37.:45:39.

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

:45:40.:45:49.

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

:45:50.:45:56.

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

:45:57.:46:04.

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

:46:05.:46:09.

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

:46:10.:46:13.

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

:46:14.:46:18.

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

:46:19.:46:24.

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

:46:25.:46:30.

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

:46:31.:46:39.

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

:46:40.:46:47.

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

:46:48.:47:00.

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

:47:01.:47:02.

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

:47:03.:47:07.

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

:47:08.:47:13.

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

:47:14.:47:19.

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

:47:20.:47:23.

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

:47:24.:47:25.

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

:47:26.:47:33.

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

:47:34.:47:39.

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

:47:40.:47:46.

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

:47:47.:47:50.

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

:47:51.:47:54.

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

:47:55.:48:06.

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

:48:07.:48:18.

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

:48:19.:48:26.

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

:48:27.:48:32.

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

:48:33.:48:36.

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

:48:37.:48:41.

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

:48:42.:48:48.

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

:48:49.:48:58.

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

:48:59.:49:10.

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

:49:11.:49:17.

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

:49:18.:49:21.

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

:49:22.:49:27.

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

:49:28.:49:31.

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

:49:32.:49:35.

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

:49:36.:49:41.

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

:49:42.:49:49.

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

:49:50.:49:53.

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

:49:54.:50:00.

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

:50:01.:50:11.

It has been raining quite consistently a few kilometres away.

:50:12.:50:17.

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

:50:18.:50:22.

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

:50:23.:50:35.

Emma Pooley the quickest on the favourites come through.

:50:36.:50:46.

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

:50:47.:50:59.

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

:51:00.:51:05.

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

:51:06.:51:06.

apiece so far. Linda Villumsen and Julia Short the

:51:07.:51:18.

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

:51:19.:51:21.

Elinor Barker and get on the podium in this race.

:51:22.:51:30.

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

:51:31.:51:36.

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

:51:37.:51:38.

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

:51:39.:51:41.

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

:51:42.:51:49.

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

:51:50.:51:57.

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

:51:58.:52:05.

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

:52:06.:52:13.

Probably about 10% gradient. Staying in that position,

:52:14.:52:16.

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

:52:17.:52:21.

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

:52:22.:52:29.

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

:52:30.:52:32.

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

:52:33.:52:43.

seconds. She was 27 seconds outside the time

:52:44.:52:58.

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

:52:59.:53:05.

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

:53:06.:53:11.

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

:53:12.:53:17.

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

:53:18.:53:23.

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

:53:24.:53:27.

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

:53:28.:53:32.

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

:53:33.:53:42.

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

:53:43.:53:58.

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

:53:59.:54:06.

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

:54:07.:54:09.

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

:54:10.:54:11.

is, not coming her. She is chasing the slipstream

:54:12.:54:14.

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

:54:15.:54:23.

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

:54:24.:54:30.

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

:54:31.:54:35.

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

:54:36.:54:39.

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

:54:40.:54:49.

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

:54:50.:54:57.

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

:54:58.:55:01.

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

:55:02.:55:10.

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

:55:11.:55:14.

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

:55:15.:55:23.

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

:55:24.:55:30.

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

:55:31.:55:35.

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

:55:36.:55:40.

probably going to kilometres an hour faster. That is incredible

:55:41.:55:48.

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

:55:49.:55:53.

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

:55:54.:55:58.

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

:55:59.:56:01.

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

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

:56:12.:56:19.

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

:56:20.:56:29.

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

:56:30.:56:36.

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

:56:37.:56:42.

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

:56:43.:56:48.

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

:56:49.:56:52.

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

:56:53.:56:57.

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

:56:58.:57:02.

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

:57:03.:57:09.

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

:57:10.:57:20.

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

:57:21.:57:26.

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

:57:27.:57:32.

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

:57:33.:57:39.

designers of the course said he wanted to give something of

:57:40.:57:42.

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

:57:43.:57:46.

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

:57:47.:57:51.

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

:57:52.:57:56.

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

:57:57.:58:03.

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

:58:04.:58:08.

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

:58:09.:58:10.

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

:58:11.:58:16.

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

:58:17.:58:24.

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

:58:25.:58:27.

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

:58:28.:58:31.

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

:58:32.:58:35.

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

:58:36.:58:38.

Bowditch from Guernsey. Here now, just out

:58:39.:58:54.

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

:58:55.:58:59.

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

:59:00.:59:09.

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

:59:10.:59:15.

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

:59:16.:59:20.

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

:59:21.:59:29.

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

:59:30.:59:34.

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

:59:35.:59:41.

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

:59:42.:59:43.

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

:59:44.:59:45.

moment. The wind is blowing It is in their face

:59:46.:59:47.

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

:59:48.:59:50.

disadvantage. The later starters are at a small

:59:51.:59:57.

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

:59:58.:00:01.

starts pouring with rain again. The paving slabs.

:00:02.:00:11.

Everybody has to go she did it well until now.

:00:12.:00:28.

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

:00:29.:00:37.

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

:00:38.:00:44.

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

:00:45.:00:54.

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

:00:55.:01:00.

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

:01:01.:01:06.

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

:01:07.:01:11.

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

:01:12.:01:23.

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

:01:24.:01:41.

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

:01:42.:01:58.

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

:01:59.:02:05.

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

:02:06.:02:07.

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

:02:08.:02:16.

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

:02:17.:02:21.

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

:02:22.:02:24.

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

:02:25.:02:30.

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

:02:31.:02:45.

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

:02:46.:02:49.

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

:02:50.:02:57.

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

:02:58.:03:02.

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

:03:03.:03:07.

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

:03:08.:03:10.

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

:03:11.:03:14.

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

:03:15.:03:19.

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

:03:20.:03:30.

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

:03:31.:03:38.

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

:03:39.:03:50.

from Joanna Rowsell. The final few metres of effort for her up towards

:03:51.:03:57.

the line. Good enough for sixth place so far. There was a little

:03:58.:04:02.

hint this morning that she was not feeling 100%. Emma Pooley has gone

:04:03.:04:13.

through that third and final check. She is ahead of Katie Archibald and

:04:14.:04:18.

we are just waiting for Linda Villumsen. It will be between these

:04:19.:04:25.

two. They cannot be far away from that final time check.

:04:26.:04:29.

two. They cannot be far away from that final Six seconds in it for the

:04:30.:04:39.

podium position. Emma Pooley has at last broken the deadlock. She is

:04:40.:04:48.

ahead of Linda Villumsen. There is the confirmation of the

:04:49.:04:51.

leaderboard. England are in the gold medal position. Linda Villumsen,

:04:52.:05:04.

silver medallist before. Can she powered her way on a mostly downhill

:05:05.:05:09.

section back into the centre of Glasgow. This makes me wonder if

:05:10.:05:16.

this is still in the balance. Linda Villumsen should have the edge in

:05:17.:05:21.

this closing section when they should be reaching speeds of over 70

:05:22.:05:30.

kilometres per hour. There is Linda Villumsen, she is powering away. You

:05:31.:05:36.

have to measure your Villumsen, she is powering away. You

:05:37.:05:40.

carefully over the course. It is short, but it is testing. It is

:05:41.:05:46.

tempting to back off the gas on the descent, but you need enough gears

:05:47.:05:56.

to use every inch of Road. A huge speed variation on this circuit --

:05:57.:06:14.

Road. -- road. The last major competition of her career, Emma

:06:15.:06:17.

Pooley, it would be great to get the gold medal. She was nervous this

:06:18.:06:22.

morning, but she has brushed those aside and her form is coming

:06:23.:06:26.

through. You mentioned in the Olympic Games, where it was an up

:06:27.:06:32.

and down course, Emma Pooley will know she will fare well on the

:06:33.:06:38.

climb, she gained time on nearly everyone on the downhill part of the

:06:39.:06:43.

course, however. When she is up for it, there is no type of Touraine

:06:44.:06:45.

that can stop her. She just it, there is no type of Touraine

:06:46.:07:02.

Alexandra Park -- Touraine. That terrain. -- terrain. There is Katie

:07:03.:07:15.

Archibald. It will all come down to the final run back to the line. Emma

:07:16.:07:21.

Pooley making her way back into the city. She is heading back into the

:07:22.:07:25.

East End. Is this going to be a ride city. She is heading back into the

:07:26.:07:38.

she be pipped at the post by Linda Villumsen? How much does she have

:07:39.:07:47.

left? You can see the next rider on the road. Cannot quite make out who

:07:48.:08:05.

it is. It could be Katie Archibald. A slight wobble from Katie

:08:06.:08:09.

Archibald, but she is pushing it to the limit, she knows she has a

:08:10.:08:16.

Commonwealth medal in her grasp. A couple of minutes to go. She will

:08:17.:08:21.

need to get every last ounce of energy. She will need to be careful

:08:22.:08:29.

on that right hander. That is where it experience will come into play.

:08:30.:08:35.

We are picking her up on our camera. 45 seconds of riding to go.

:08:36.:08:39.

We are picking her up on our She will need to go pretty quickly

:08:40.:08:45.

now, because the time from Katrin Garfoot is the one she has to beat.

:08:46.:08:53.

The road surface is a bit dry in places and very wet in parts. There

:08:54.:09:00.

is the tight right-hander. She used every inch of Road. Did well to

:09:01.:09:13.

avoid those crash barriers -- road. This is so important, those final

:09:14.:09:19.

few corners, absolutely critical. She has done well so far. It is to

:09:20.:09:27.

key and slippery. I think this is where she has got 45 seconds to do

:09:28.:09:36.

-- tricky. Here comes Katie Archibald. Yet another very strong

:09:37.:09:44.

ride to add to the collection. Will it be enough for her to edge into

:09:45.:09:50.

the lead and put herself in contention for a medal. Here comes

:09:51.:09:59.

in as a Smith to the finish. -- Elinor Barker. No medal today, but

:10:00.:10:10.

she is the third quickest on the leaderboard. She could find yourself

:10:11.:10:20.

in the top five. She has lost time here in the closing section of this

:10:21.:10:26.

time trial and Katie Archibald comes up the finishing straight, slower

:10:27.:10:31.

than Katrin Garfoot. Last few metres of efforts, she is over the line.

:10:32.:10:46.

For so long, she was ahead of Katrin Garfoot. I think it was that middle

:10:47.:10:54.

section, she went so hard. Now, we are back with Emma Pooley and this

:10:55.:11:00.

is the match for the gold medal. The raise is really on as Emma Pooley

:11:01.:11:09.

heads back into the city. -- race. Joanna Rowsell coming into Glasgow

:11:10.:11:20.

Green. Emma Pooley is flying here. 40 minutes on the clock, she is

:11:21.:11:31.

driving away here. She cannot make a single mistake. I think she has done

:11:32.:11:39.

well. There is Linda Villumsen. A slight wobble there. It has been

:11:40.:11:44.

several minutes since we have had a time check on both of them. She is

:11:45.:11:52.

setting up early for this corner. There are some grades in the wrong

:11:53.:11:58.

places. It is close between them, I'd think -- grid is. -- grids. Can

:11:59.:12:16.

they both stay up here in Glasgow Green? Emma Pooley has led all the

:12:17.:12:18.

way. The sunshine tries to Green? Emma Pooley has led all the

:12:19.:12:28.

over the centre of Glasgow. She is Green? Emma Pooley has led all the

:12:29.:12:32.

keeping a low gear, that is so important to accelerate. That

:12:33.:12:39.

acceleration is important and will give her confidence to keep the

:12:40.:12:44.

speed up. She still looks as fresh as when she started.

:12:45.:12:52.

speed up. She still looks as fresh down into the park. This has been a

:12:53.:12:56.

brilliant ride down into the park. This has been a

:12:57.:12:58.

Right from the down into the park. This has been a

:12:59.:13:00.

all the way through. She should be about 42, 43. We see the curved

:13:01.:13:19.

sections that can cause all the trouble. Emma Pooley racing to the

:13:20.:13:26.

finish. This is the last time we will see her racing in a time trial

:13:27.:13:31.

in a World Championship. The current British national champion, is she

:13:32.:13:37.

about to become the Commonwealth champion? Superb riding from Emma

:13:38.:13:45.

Pooley. Only Linda Villumsen can challenge her time. Here she is, she

:13:46.:13:52.

has to be technically perfect in this last section. It was about 45

:13:53.:14:01.

seconds from here. She is two or three seconds behind Emma Pooley.

:14:02.:14:07.

What a finish this will be and she is going around the final corner.

:14:08.:14:14.

250 metres to go and what a finish. So close for Linda Villumsen. Second

:14:15.:14:20.

in the World Championship three times. A silver medallist in Delhi,

:14:21.:14:25.

will she be pipped at the post again? Here she comes, up towards

:14:26.:14:30.

the line and I think Linda again? Here she comes, up towards

:14:31.:14:36.

will do it! She dug deep in the final sections of the race and she

:14:37.:14:42.

claims the gold medal. Emma Pooley is denied at the end of the race

:14:43.:14:48.

will stop only six seconds between the top two. We said that downhill

:14:49.:14:54.

section would favour Linda Villumsen. We were hoping that Emma

:14:55.:15:00.

Pooley would emulate her performance in Beijing when she descended so

:15:01.:15:05.

well. You cannot deny your physiology, but when it is fast, out

:15:06.:15:09.

and out power will win the day. There we are, confirmation of the

:15:10.:15:21.

result. Katie Archibald has raced in five

:15:22.:15:50.

different events here and she has finished in the top five in all of

:15:51.:15:51.

them. There is the winner, Linda

:15:52.:16:11.

Villumsen. She kept in touch on the upward sections of the course, with

:16:12.:16:16.

the technical middle section, and then was able to power to victory in

:16:17.:16:19.

the closing kilometres. She saved the best of her effort

:16:20.:16:47.

until the very last moment and finally able to taste victory in a

:16:48.:16:52.

major Championship, having been so close, so many times. One or two

:16:53.:16:57.

riders finding it tough out there on the course. I think that is Leah

:16:58.:17:04.

Kirchmann of Canada. Yes, it is. She clearly had a major problem in the

:17:05.:17:15.

closing stages. Linda Villumsen, born in Denmark. She actually

:17:16.:17:20.

competed for Denmark in the Olympics in Beijing in 2008, before changing

:17:21.:17:27.

citizenship to New Zealand. She can now prepare for the medal ceremony,

:17:28.:17:34.

during which she will, for a change, be able to stand on the top spot.

:17:35.:17:49.

A chance for a quick rubdown, Emma Pooley out in front for so long,

:17:50.:18:02.

just could not quite hang on as they raced down into Glasgow.

:18:03.:18:24.

Emma Pooley, just pipped by Linda Villumsen at the end. We can now

:18:25.:18:29.

join Jonathan over near the finishing line. I thought it was the

:18:30.:18:37.

medal ceremony starting but it was a bit soon for that. We have got a

:18:38.:18:44.

bagpiper here. As you can expect, there is a great atmosphere here at

:18:45.:18:48.

the finishing line. It reminds you of the atmosphere that you had in

:18:49.:18:52.

Z?rich where people were banging the boards. Slight disappointment for

:18:53.:18:58.

Emma Pooley. It looked like Katie Archibald for Scotland might get a

:18:59.:19:02.

medal but she slipped out in the closing stages. She spoke to Jill

:19:03.:19:07.

Douglas. You really attacked the middle section but pushed out at the

:19:08.:19:13.

end by the Australian. I really liked the country lanes part. I

:19:14.:19:17.

think I left it too much until the end. I think it is a mental game, I

:19:18.:19:24.

cannot seem to kill myself in the flats. I knew I was going to

:19:25.:19:30.

struggle with the second half. A members support all at the way

:19:31.:19:36.

around from the crowd in Glasgow. You could do a map of the busy

:19:37.:19:42.

spots. It is something to work on, I suppose. Thank you very much. The

:19:43.:19:50.

sun is out now but it was wet at the start and we thought that might not

:19:51.:19:59.

suit Jo Rowsell of England. She finished down in 30th place and she

:20:00.:20:04.

caught up with Jill as well. A medallist on the track, but out here

:20:05.:20:08.

on the time trial, this was not an event you were training for but can

:20:09.:20:13.

you give us an idea of how it was out there? There was a tail wind

:20:14.:20:19.

uphill and a headwind back. It is slightly less windy today, which is

:20:20.:20:24.

good. But the rain, it poured down at the start. It stopped raining and

:20:25.:20:29.

then started raining out again on the course. The conditions were

:20:30.:20:32.

changeable but I gave it my best, so there you go. It does make it

:20:33.:20:38.

difficult when you are riding on different surfaces in different

:20:39.:20:41.

conditions. It was difficult to practice on the court yesterday.

:20:42.:20:47.

They closed the road for two hours. It was not quite what we imagined.

:20:48.:20:51.

But we got to do a bit of practice. This is not the course I won the

:20:52.:20:56.

nationals on last year but like I said, I came here to get a gold

:20:57.:20:58.

medal, said, I came here to get a gold

:20:59.:21:04.

prefer to win one gold but Tony-macro instead of two bronzes.

:21:05.:21:06.

prefer to win one gold but It is always good to get the

:21:07.:21:09.

opportunity to do an international time trial. The crowd have been good

:21:10.:21:16.

and it has been supporting -- it has been good supporting Emma. Just

:21:17.:21:24.

behind me you have got where the athletes sit, the three thrones,

:21:25.:21:28.

almost. They wait their depending on what the position is when they

:21:29.:21:32.

finish. There is a Linda Villumsen finally on the podium after

:21:33.:21:34.

finish. There is a Linda Villumsen finally on getting a silver medal in

:21:35.:21:39.

Delhi two years ago. Emma Pooley is next to her. We will hear from her

:21:40.:21:48.

in a few minutes. For now, I will hand you back to Simon in the

:21:49.:21:55.

commentary box. The celebratory phone calls start

:21:56.:21:58.

already for Linda Villumsen as she prepares for the medal ceremony. As

:21:59.:22:01.

we have been saying throughout the broadcast, she has been there or

:22:02.:22:07.

thereabouts for so long. Clearly a very experienced rider. She is 29

:22:08.:22:13.

years of age now. She bases her self in Auckland. The silver medallist in

:22:14.:22:17.

Delhi four years ago. She rode the road racing Delhi as well. She has

:22:18.:22:24.

been so close with silver medals and bronze medals in the world

:22:25.:22:28.

Championships and just missed out on Olympic medals as well. She was

:22:29.:22:33.

fourth in London in 2012, in the road time trial and fifth in the

:22:34.:22:42.

road race as well. The course, ultimately playing into her hands,

:22:43.:22:47.

in the sense that the uphill bit or most of the uphill bit was in the

:22:48.:22:49.

first section, it was technical in most of the uphill bit was in the

:22:50.:22:53.

the centre, and then more downhill in the closing stages, which I think

:22:54.:22:58.

possibly favoured her, having stayed almost level with Emma Pooley all

:22:59.:22:59.

the way through. almost level with Emma Pooley all

:23:00.:23:07.

ride from a pulley down the left-hand side of your picture. --

:23:08.:23:14.

what an excellent ride from Emma Pooley. A few days away from

:23:15.:23:25.

retiring from international cycling. I think we will be hearing more from

:23:26.:23:29.

her as a triathlete, maybe a marathon runner as well. I think are

:23:30.:23:35.

sporting endeavours are far from over. There is the race on Sunday,

:23:36.:23:45.

the course is entirely in the city centre. They are still making their

:23:46.:23:53.

final preparations for the podium and I now believe Chris has found

:23:54.:24:01.

his way to join Jonathan. Yes, thanks, Simon. Chris, a great race.

:24:02.:24:07.

Between the two that you stayed at the start. The wrong result. The

:24:08.:24:12.

wrong result from an English point of view. Jelena there were three

:24:13.:24:16.

sections of the course, the climbing, technical section and a

:24:17.:24:21.

fast downhill. We knew if Emma pulley had an Achilles heel, it

:24:22.:24:24.

would be the final run into town where she body mass works against

:24:25.:24:28.

her. It is all about power there. She had built up a buffer of eight

:24:29.:24:30.

seconds and we thought it She had built up a buffer of eight

:24:31.:24:34.

enough but Linda Villumsen is such a great competitor. Both of them

:24:35.:24:43.

technically well matched. It just went Linda Villumsen's way. She is a

:24:44.:24:55.

worthy winner. The strips on the final bend, I thought might catch

:24:56.:25:00.

more people out but they did not. Very experienced riders here.

:25:01.:25:04.

Everybody got round well. It came down to who could measure the

:25:05.:25:10.

effort. Experience is a big factor. One of the things you see on the big

:25:11.:25:17.

ground tour races is race radio. Do the cyclists have that? Do they know

:25:18.:25:24.

what the timings are? Some choose to take it that some prefer to be left

:25:25.:25:28.

alone. For me, I preferred information, I wanted to know where

:25:29.:25:33.

I stood. If it was going to be really close, I think that could

:25:34.:25:37.

make the difference. Was there something else Emma could have done,

:25:38.:25:42.

built up a bigger buffer early on to mitigate what happened in the

:25:43.:25:48.

closing stages? No, she did everything she could. She was in

:25:49.:25:52.

great shape, three wins in the tour of Italy. There was nothing she

:25:53.:25:56.

could do. It would be lovely to see her get a gold medal at her last

:25:57.:26:01.

meet in her career. Katie Archbold did not get a medal in the end but

:26:02.:26:05.

she was fighting all the way through. It was dramatic. Emma

:26:06.:26:12.

Pooley is now with Jill. Your last major competition in a

:26:13.:26:15.

time trial. You pushed hard all the way round there and it was so close.

:26:16.:26:21.

It was close but I am really happy to be on the podium. When you come

:26:22.:26:23.

through and you have got the quickest time and the one person

:26:24.:26:27.

behind you goes quicker, it is a little disappointing but I do not

:26:28.:26:33.

think I could do better. It is a great course, it is tough and in the

:26:34.:26:36.

wet as well it is challenging on the corners. You lose a few seconds here

:26:37.:26:44.

and there and it adds up. That is the way it is. We have seen you win

:26:45.:26:48.

some big time trials, the silver medal you took in the Olympics as

:26:49.:26:52.

well, but what are the emotions now, knowing you have just put in your

:26:53.:26:59.

last major competitive time trial? I am really happy. I am really

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grateful to have had the opportunity. I am especially

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grateful to my best friend back home who built my bike for me and the

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British cycling mechanics have been fantastic. I mostly grateful to all

:27:11.:27:14.

the people who have supported me. I guess I have been racing properly

:27:15.:27:17.

for seven or eight years and there have been a lot of people over that

:27:18.:27:22.

time who have helped me, not necessarily paid staff, volunteers,

:27:23.:27:26.

but it is the kind of opportunity not everyone gets. Looking back, I

:27:27.:27:30.

am grateful so to get a medal today, it is nice to top that. You have

:27:31.:27:35.

done us proud over the years and you got a wonderful reception from the

:27:36.:27:42.

crowd. Yes, they are cheering and especially when they are not waving

:27:43.:27:45.

England flags and their cheering, that is nice. I hope we gave them

:27:46.:27:50.

something good to watch. There is still the road race to come. You are

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riding in support of Luciano 's dead. We do not know what the tactic

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is -- Lizzie Armistead. We do not know what will happen. I will let

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you go and collect your medal. Thanks, Jill, thanks, everyone. That

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reflects what we were saying that she could not do any more. I thought

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it might be too much of a hilly course. She tried to force it to

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happen. She really worked hard but there was nothing else she could do.

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She knows it as well. I don't know if it makes it an easier or a more

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difficult pill to swallow that that is all she had today. The plan is

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for her to ride the road race on Sunday but to ride for Lizzie

:28:46.:28:50.

Armistead. She has essentially raced her last competitive race for gold

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as a cyclist. We do not know what sport she will do next. She seems to

:28:57.:29:01.

be successful in all of them. But on Sunday, if she is riding for

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Lizzie, she will be there or thereabouts. As we saw on Sunday,

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you can have a crush and then team orders change. She is thereof

:29:11.:29:14.

thereabouts. She could still walk away with a medal. It was silver for

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Emma Pooley, gold for Linda Villumsen.

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She is with Jill now. There was so little in that race. Where you are

:29:26.:29:28.

conscious of how close that race was? I preferred to ride without

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time or speed or anything, just as fast as I can. This has not been the

:29:37.:29:42.

ideal year for you but to come and finish on the top step of that

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podium, what does it mean? I cannot describe it. Every year I think

:29:48.:29:52.

maybe I can pull off the world Championships or I can do the

:29:53.:29:58.

Olympics or Commonwealth Games, but I am nearly there but always missing

:29:59.:30:04.

something. But it has now been amazing. Congratulations. Thank you.

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OK, that wraps up the women's race. We will see the medal ceremony later

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on. We have an hour or so before the men start. A big moment for David

:30:19.:30:24.

Miller. He is the defending champion in his last year as a professional

:30:25.:30:29.

cyclist. He has had a quiet year results wise. He did not get

:30:30.:30:38.

selected for the Tour de France. Bitterly disappointed but we do not

:30:39.:30:42.

know where he is at. What we do know is he is highly motivated, it is a

:30:43.:30:45.

good course. He likes technical. That might carry him through. He is

:30:46.:31:02.

the person to beat. I think Alex it is more of up your time trial. We do

:31:03.:31:07.

not know where he is at -- a pure is more of up your time trial. We do

:31:08.:31:12.

not know where he is time trial. The big unknowns are the likes of

:31:13.:31:23.

Thomas. We do not know how he is out of the Tour de France it was

:31:24.:31:32.

difficult to. It is a funny race. of the Tour de France it was

:31:33.:31:43.

Your body can adapt. Your recovery gets better and sometimes on the

:31:44.:31:46.

last day, you think you could do it tomorrow. There are lots of unknowns

:31:47.:31:56.

about who will perform well. A lot of that will come down to sheer

:31:57.:32:02.

motivation. Conditions are improving, the one ride that

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everyone is talking about is Dennis. All of the strain and is could come

:32:12.:32:17.

out on top -- Australians. All of the strain and is could come

:32:18.:32:23.

out on top Dennis is the man on form. All of them are technically

:32:24.:32:25.

great bike riders. form. All of them are technically

:32:26.:32:30.

great bike We will see the men's race. For the moment, it is back to

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full -- is back to the studio. We showed you some of the bowls at

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Kelvingrove earlier. Scotland put We showed you some of the bowls at

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themselves in a very strong position. England pulled themselves

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back Medium length Jack. -- jack. Good

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start. 20 six. -- Bob Love. A great opening bowl. This is looking not

:34:06.:34:40.

too far away. Very good. Good game. Really good. -- again. That is a

:34:41.:35:09.

good way to bowl, could be a second shot. The target here for Scotland

:35:10.:35:19.

is to try and ensure they do not lose any more than one shot. If it

:35:20.:35:25.

is two shots it will be a tight end and we will play an extra end to

:35:26.:35:31.

decide the winner. Ideally, they will be looking to try and get the

:35:32.:35:33.

shot. That is under. That is a bowl that

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can be punched in. APPLAUSE. He got the wrong side of

:36:19.:36:34.

it! He was pumping it on. He had the gap. Here he is a game, just getting

:36:35.:36:41.

on to that. It would gap. Here he is a game, just getting

:36:42.:36:51.

for the right white. Just a little dip at the end. A really good

:36:52.:36:56.

effort. Two to England at the moment. That is a tight end.

:36:57.:37:37.

Brown, does he put another bowl in? That is why he is having a little

:37:38.:37:42.

discussion. If they put another bowl in, it creates a target. Whether

:37:43.:37:52.

they want to block their head, leave it to the last one... -- the head

:37:53.:38:02.

stop --. It has to be down to forehand

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surely, the backhand is full of danger. At least in the forehand,

:38:24.:38:36.

you are coming into your own bowl. A decent line with this. He has got a

:38:37.:38:44.

good line. If he had edged off that, he would have been lying

:38:45.:38:50.

three. Kevin Wallace will be on the backhand. He can afford to take one

:38:51.:39:01.

of the England bowls out. Two shots sitting very nicely at the moment.

:39:02.:39:05.

The red bowl in front and the red bowl to the side. This is the one

:39:06.:39:13.

you want to do it with. Trying to take a bowl out with this one so you

:39:14.:39:18.

do not have to play your last. He has got one. It stopped on his own

:39:19.:39:27.

bowl. That was unlucky. I think the Scottish team thought that bowl was

:39:28.:39:32.

being pushed out. They are playing well. He came through on his own, he

:39:33.:39:39.

has the second shot. Pumped it through, ran through, second shot,

:39:40.:39:45.

now it has left Paul Brown in a situation of trying to reach this.

:39:46.:39:52.

He is on a decent line and has a chance. What a bowl! Brilliant! No

:39:53.:39:59.

hesitation. Got down, played the shot. He could not have played it

:40:00.:40:10.

any better. That is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. No discussion,

:40:11.:40:19.

get down, do the job. Now, we are in a tied match at the moment. I do not

:40:20.:40:24.

think there is anything other than a tied match at the moment. I do not

:40:25.:40:30.

Kevin to play into this. He has to be careful. One bowl in behind. If

:40:31.:40:36.

he turns it a little, moves the jacks back, it could be three. He is

:40:37.:40:44.

discussing what wait to play. He will see what happens with the pace.

:40:45.:40:57.

-- weight. That is what he is looking at, even to chop off his own

:40:58.:41:04.

is good, try and squeeze the bowl under the jack. Looks like he has

:41:05.:41:27.

good position in behind it. There is danger. There is one below the blue

:41:28.:41:39.

bowl. This is a danger if he plays with a little bit of weight he could

:41:40.:41:44.

move the jack and lose the medal on this end. It is tense, no doubt

:41:45.:41:53.

about that. That is not particularly easy, because once you put weight

:41:54.:41:58.

on, you have a tendency to hold off and he does not want to give another

:41:59.:42:04.

shot away. It has been a good game, a really good game, good quality. It

:42:05.:42:20.

is on its way. It is outside. Well, that is not

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is on its way. It is outside. Well, difference. Two shots, tight end. We

:42:26.:42:32.

will be into a deciding end for the bronze medal. It does not get closer

:42:33.:42:48.

than this. That was interesting. England had won the toss and decided

:42:49.:42:54.

to give it away to Scotland. It was probably a wise move. Scotland going

:42:55.:43:01.

for the long jack length again. They are relying very well on this

:43:02.:43:08.

direction. Paul Brown played a weighted ball and picked up the

:43:09.:43:09.

jack. Looking good, it needs to keep

:43:10.:43:28.

going. That is falling short as well. At

:43:29.:44:05.

this length, short bowl start to become a problem. Trying to get

:44:06.:44:12.

around them. -- short bowls. An adjustment has to be made.

:44:13.:44:22.

Trying to put a little bit more weight on it. Missing it would have

:44:23.:44:26.

been better. Still a long way down! If they can find the way around the

:44:27.:44:59.

front ones. That is a great shot. Bob Love. It will be hard to

:45:00.:45:19.

front ones. That is a great shot. this. Just sitting down in front of

:45:20.:45:25.

the jack. This sort of ball can win you a medal.

:45:26.:45:31.

Really good sportsmanship going on out there. But to be fair, missing

:45:32.:46:16.

that bowl, the jack, was in the ditch. He was running after it. At

:46:17.:46:21.

least, the game is still alive for England.

:46:22.:46:38.

It is a good effort. Yes, anything back there is useful. We all know

:46:39.:47:09.

Paul Brown is a very good way to play. Kevin Wallace might think it

:47:10.:47:14.

is time to protect this. It will be a little short but not in

:47:15.:47:53.

the line. It will not affect the next shot. The weight would not have

:47:54.:48:00.

been an issue for him. He really wanted to be on the line. That is

:48:01.:48:08.

very much an open jack for Paul Brown.

:48:09.:48:26.

More than competent at this shot. We have seen it before.

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They are looking at it. He is close. He has got the back bowl of. There

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is another bowl lurking around back there. We will have to find out.

:48:52.:48:57.

Here it is again. Played it perfectly. More importantly for him,

:48:58.:49:08.

he pushed the ball through. You see where the jack goes. Without pushing

:49:09.:49:12.

that bowl through, it could have been against him.

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It just dropped in. It is England who will take the bronze medal. What

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a fantastic game. STUDIO: Adriatic end to that lawn

:49:49.:49:59.

bowls event at Kelvingrove. Rishi has been catching up with the

:50:00.:50:03.

winners of the bronze medal. I am joined by the guys who have got the

:50:04.:50:08.

bronze. First of all, Paul, congratulations. What a fabulous

:50:09.:50:17.

finish. Guess, it was a bit of a hectic couple of last ends. But we

:50:18.:50:21.

pulled three good ends out of that to get to the tie-break and at the

:50:22.:50:28.

end as well. I'm still coming down from it. It was fantastic.

:50:29.:50:34.

Absolutely unbelievable. Fantastic indeed. And Bob, when I mentioned on

:50:35.:50:38.

air you are man who bowls with his feet, it got quite a reaction from

:50:39.:50:42.

some people saying, they just want to see this and see how amazing it

:50:43.:50:47.

was. Despite all that, you have got a medal here, despite the notoriety

:50:48.:50:52.

of that. It is not about the disability, it is about the bowling,

:50:53.:50:57.

that is what counts here. I am over the moon. What a way to finish it

:50:58.:51:11.

off, brilliant. It was a fabulous finish. David, you have had

:51:12.:51:13.

experience of these games before. You know how important it is to keep

:51:14.:51:15.

your nerve and keep battling away until the end. When they got that

:51:16.:51:20.

nasty little wick to get the holding shot, I thought, oh no. I was

:51:21.:51:26.

unlucky in Manchester to miss out on a medal but this makes up for it. I

:51:27.:51:32.

am very pleased. This is your first Commonwealth Games and your first

:51:33.:51:36.

games of this magnitude and to produce a performance like that must

:51:37.:51:40.

be extremely satisfying. That must be an understatement? This is the

:51:41.:51:44.

complete highlight of my career so far. To stand on the green in the

:51:45.:51:48.

Commonwealth Games and bowl like that, I will not forget that for a

:51:49.:52:06.

long time. I think it will be with me for a long time in the future.

:52:07.:52:09.

Bob and David, have you got any plans for celebrations tonight? We

:52:10.:52:11.

might have one or two drinks! Guys, it has been a pleasure watching you.

:52:12.:52:16.

Enjoy the celebrations. Thank you. Let's take you back to Glasgow Green

:52:17.:52:20.

for a moment because the medal ceremony for the women's time trial

:52:21.:52:26.

has just been taking place so it is over to Simon Brotherton.

:52:27.:52:37.

There is a sizeable crowd here at Glasgow Green. The men's time trial

:52:38.:52:48.

is coming up this afternoon. Katrin Garfoot claiming the bronze medal

:52:49.:52:49.

for Australia. She is crowning what has been an

:52:50.:53:02.

excellent year for her. She has a contract for the rest of the

:53:03.:53:06.

season. Everything has happened for her much quicker than she expected.

:53:07.:53:11.

It has ended on the podium in Glasgow.

:53:12.:53:24.

So close to victory. She led for so long. Silver in her final

:53:25.:53:35.

competitive time trial and so close to the golden goodbye. Emma Pooley,

:53:36.:53:37.

the former world champion. She will savour this. Nearly, but

:53:38.:54:14.

not quite, for so long, but now a She will savour this. Nearly, but

:54:15.:54:25.

worthy winner. At last it is gold for Linda Villumsen of New Zealand.

:54:26.:54:30.

Just outside the medals in the Olympic Games, twice silver

:54:31.:54:34.

medallist in the world Championship, three times a bronze medallist as

:54:35.:54:42.

well. And at last, the colour she really wanted.

:54:43.:54:48.

CHEERING Well, Linda Villumsen is a worthy

:54:49.:56:02.

winner but Emma Pooley has been a shining light for British cycling in

:56:03.:56:05.

recent years. We will miss her presence at events like this now she

:56:06.:56:11.

is retiring. Well, a great watch for all those

:56:12.:56:15.

events at Glasgow Green. They went right out of the city and back to

:56:16.:56:20.

finish there. We have more road cycling on Sunday. It has been a

:56:21.:56:26.

very varied and busy morning of sport. Here is what happened.

:56:27.:56:34.

Linda Villumsen mastered tricky conditions on the roads of Glasgow

:56:35.:56:43.

to take gold. England's Emma Pooley retires from cycling after these

:56:44.:56:48.

games looked well set to victory but faded towards the end but had to

:56:49.:56:56.

settle for silver. England's Bob Love, David Fisher and Paul Brown

:56:57.:57:03.

won the lawn bowls para sport event with a win over Scotland.

:57:04.:57:13.

And in the table tennis, the English pair are through to the

:57:14.:57:18.

quarterfinals of the mixed doubles. And that is where I am going to

:57:19.:57:22.

leave you on BBC One. But I am not going before I leave you in the safe

:57:23.:57:28.

hands of Jason Mohammad. I feel there is more cycling. We have more

:57:29.:57:33.

cycling, squash and badminton as well. Hello, a very good afternoon

:57:34.:57:38.

to you. More gold-medal is to be won in Glasgow. As I just said to

:57:39.:57:44.

Mishal, some great sport for you this afternoon. This is what is

:57:45.:57:46.

coming up. In the men's time trial, will it be

:57:47.:58:03.

a happy ending to the Millar's tail? We will pop to the ping-pong later.

:58:04.:58:10.

Meanwhile, over at the Emirates arena, if you want to see

:58:11.:58:15.

shuttlecocks hitting speeds of 200 mph, that is the place to be.

:58:16.:58:24.

Yes, here I am at the time trial finish. A bit of a drag coming up.

:58:25.:58:33.

We have just seen Emma Pooley win a silver medal, Linda Villumsen win a

:58:34.:58:37.

gold medal. In half an hour's time, the men will be on track. A lot of

:58:38.:58:48.

fascinating storylines, not least, David Millar of Scotland. He was

:58:49.:58:50.

left out of the Tour de France. He was annoyed about that. And also

:58:51.:59:00.

Alex Dowsett of England who was also left out of the Tour de France. And

:59:01.:59:04.

Geraint Thomas of Wales did win the Tour de France. He wrote last year

:59:05.:59:10.

with a broken pelvis. The one they are all calling is from Australia.

:59:11.:59:16.

It promises to be a fascinating

:59:17.:59:17.

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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