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was annoyed about that. And also Alex Dowsett of England who was also

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left out of the Tour de France. And Geraint Thomas of Wales did win the

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Tour de France. He wrote last year with a broken pelvis. The one they

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are all calling is from Australia. It promises to be a fascinating

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comeback. Geraint Thomas saying before this

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time trial today that he is absolutely exhausted from the Tour

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de France. Back to Jonathan later in the programme. On BBC Three, if you

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want to go to the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, there will be

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diving very soon. Meanwhile, on the red button, men's doubles squash is

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taking place right now. The Hydro is the place to be for world-class

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gymnastics this afternoon. You can follow all the action on our

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website. And there is also the brilliant BBC sport app to follow

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the action. All the sports for you live.

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The sport has been top-class here in Glasgow and this city has proved

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once and for all that it is the perfect host for the 20th

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Commonwealth Games. How has this city gone from tough working-class

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industrial city, to one of culture and sport? Let's hear from Kirsty

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Wark. The postwar decades were difficult for cars go. The city had

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built its name and wealth on the great ships on the River Clyde.

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shipyards had become fewer than 20. To the outside world, Glasgow was

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known for gangs, football violence and murder. The city was down on its

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luck, and in 1981, Alistair Gray published a novel about a cultural

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call to action. He described an unimagined city, culturally desolate

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like the shipyards. That was about to change, Glasgow would be

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reimagined. Glasgow launched a series of campaigns to make way for

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a rebirth with arts and culture at the heart. In empty shipyards, a

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transformation was taking place. The need old cranes of industry,

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entertainment venues were built and a wasteland became a festival site.

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-- beneath. The 1988 Garden Festival was a celebration of the city,

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bringing a boost to finances and a sense of pride. This event must

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represent yet another milestone in the renaissance of this great city.

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Glasgow was propelled forward on a cultural high and it was an exciting

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time as new theatres opened and in 1990, Glasgow was named European

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City of Culture. Glasgow had re-established itself on the

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cultural map. The city was fast becoming a global leader renowned

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city for contemporary art and its art school was thriving. From the

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classes came four future Turner Prize winners. The success continues

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today with three nominees for the prize this year having also trained

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in Glasgow. In the halls and buyers here, another artistic revival was

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taking place. Members of Travis and Franz Ferdinand began their music

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careers here and the city's music scene is still thriving. In 2008,

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Glasgow was designated as city of music by UNESCO, making it one of

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five international city celebrated for its musical prowess. Today,

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Glasgow presents a wealth of art, music and literature, glorious

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museums designed by award-winning architects and comedy that keeps

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millions laughing. As the city welcomes the world to the

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Commonwealth Games, Glasgow is back on an artistic high. Are poured on

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how Glasgow went from a tough industrial city to a culture --

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centre of culture. Let me speak to my guess. How does it feel when you

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watch that? On that closing shop there,

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watch that? On that closing shop when I go there, it does not feel

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like Glasgow. -- shot. A lot of the old tenements are not there. What

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was always there was the people and the culture. The culture of

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storytelling and music was always here. I think we have arrived at a

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point where one equates to the other. Have the Games given Glasgow

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a chance to show what it is all about? People tend to think of the

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football and the rivalry and the working class city and what you get

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here is a modern, confident city. He worked on the Garden Festival in

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1988. He used to come home with an acrylic jumper, having to keep it

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away from the heater! What started with that Festival and the City of

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away from the heater! What started with that Festival Culture, the

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success has been engaged in with people and nothing could be more

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fitting tribute. I have never seen so many cyclist and runners since I

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have come home. -- cyclists. We talked about the slums and what

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could have happened to the city, is that you threw the baby out with the

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bath water, but because of this amazing river, this river continued

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throughout that change and the people have been a constant. I have

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been close to tears because I am so proud of my hometown. You can take

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all these buildings away, and knowing Glasgow City Council they

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probably will, but the people will remain and that is what the incomers

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have felt the influence of. It is my first trip here, I usually am in

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Edinburgh, but the one thing that have -- that has struck me, it is a

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funny city, there is a light-hearted side. I thought the opening

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ceremony, which was criticised, but I thought the humour came across. I

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ceremony, which was criticised, but liked the traffic cone on the head

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of the Duke of Wellington. That is implying that you are welcome in our

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city, but if you get up yourself or arrogant, then we will cut you down.

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That is very Glaswegian. It can be limiting, it is all very well,

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Gerard Butler, but I know your dad! Sometimes it is healthy, sometimes

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it can be limiting, like criticising Billy Connolly for a leaving

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Scotland. He works elsewhere! It is part of the Glasgow character. The

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difference is the politics and socialism of this city, you cannot

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be on the River Clyde and not mention Jimmy Reid who kept

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shipyards open. He said to the workers and the unions, we are not

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working out, we are working in anti-threw down the conduct of the

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government and said we will continue working, if you want to close us

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down, close us down. That attitude, the world came to Glasgow. There is

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so much poetry and narrative in the Commonwealth Games being here, for

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decades, we built the ships, we were the lungs of the Empire and the

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world has come back here. They have been called, they think the weather

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is good! -- conned. I said last week, things you would never say, it

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was as hot out there as it was at the World Cup final! We are playing

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football as well as the Brazilians! I saw a woman in Glasgow use an

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umbrella for shade! What is going on! Not only is there a great

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welcome in Glasgow, the food scene is wonderful. Restaurants are doing

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good business, if you have never eaten here, you're missing out on

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the hottest dish in town. We love our curry. It is the best. You

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cannot beat a Glasgow curry. And Glasgow is a curry loving city. We

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come for a curry twice a week. There is no questioning that Glasgow is

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infused with the spies and flavour of curry, all thanks to the diverse

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community. At ago Spike it was the partition of India that sparked

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immigration. Confronted with political upheaval and rising

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unemployment, many Indians and Pakistanis looked for security

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elsewhere in the Commonwealth. By 1970, there were around 16,000

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Asians in Scotland and the majority were living in Glasgow. What was it

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like when you came here in the 1960s? In 1962, it was completely

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different, I came from a village. Here, there was a tall building. It

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was dark. It was very cold. In winter, there was a lot of snow. Me

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and my father opened a small restaurant. My mother and my father,

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they were in the kitchen, so it was more like home cooking. Who wear

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your clients? Bust of them came from the University, mostly Indian and

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Pakistani students -- most. They started bringing Scottish dude and

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is. They came and acquired the taste. -- students. Over the

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decades, Glasgow's Asian community have helped to change the pallet of

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the city. They were used to a milder curry and now people have slightly

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hotter tastes -- change the tastes of the city. Now the Glaswegians

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have great taste! Today be authentic flavours of India and Pakistan are

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second nature to Glaswegians -- be authentic flavours of India and

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Pakistan are second nature to Glaswegians -- the Atlantic favours.

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Kerry is synonymous with the city. -- curry. It is a taste of Glasgow,

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a taste of home. The culture goes to the heart of the city, fuses

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communities and cuisines and now Scotland is serving it back to the

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world. So many people here in Glasgow enjoying the curry and do

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you know something, before coming here, I had never heard the phrase

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curry shops. My taxi driver said it referred to -- it is unique to hear.

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They started very small. Four or five tables. What is lovely about

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Glasgow is that chicken tikka masala was invented here and could be

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nothing more Commonwealth than that. There is a little street near

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the University and I was there a one night and there was a drunk couple,

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because we like a drink here! The couple were there and had enough

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money for a pizza or a chicken tikka masala. The guy wanted to close the

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shop. He came back with a pizza with chicken tikka masala on it. If there

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is anything that speaks to the multiculturalism, that is it.

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Fifth-generation Indian Scottish people, we are very proud of that

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connection. You would assume that that would be discussing, and it

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really was! When you deep fry it, it becomes another thing. Like many

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other cities, it is easy to keep talking about food and the curry,

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but what is interesting about that film is that there is something

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about the physical make-up of the city. We are talking about curry and

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Indian food, but you are thinking about the generations who have been

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here and it is an opportunity for those people to change their lives.

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It is similar to Cardiff. Are great parallels between Glasgow and

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Cardiff. -- there are a great parallels. Glasgow has always been a

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city where dreams came here and left here. People would leave Glasgow to

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go to America or Australia, there was always that movement. That is

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why issues of immigration have been different here. It is like

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Liverpool, you would always find something off the back of a lorry,

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just like here. Crates would come in. We had a painter and decorator

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who had a pet monkey. His in. We had a painter and decorator

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who had a pet monkey. dad had worked on the boats and brought a monkey

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back. -- his dad had worked on the boats. If you look to see how the

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people of Glasgow have embraced the immigrants who have come here, the

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Italians, the Indians, Pakistanis they are the part -- they are part

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of life here. The architecture is stunning, this is a very vibrant

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city, plenty of architecture for this site the list to try out. --

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cyclist. I love Glasgow for the sort of

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character of it. I am looking at the place as a sort of giant playground.

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This is a very individual thing, it is also something that is very good

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to do with friends as a group. I am always looking for some sort of

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perfection in riding. It is important to me to feel that I have

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done my very best and I make it look as easy as possible. I am not

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competitive with other people but I feel competitive with myself. I

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think I have got a pretty good grasp in my head off what it is possible

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to do on a bike. For some reason, I'll way seem to know what my 100%

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is. -- I always seem to know. I am in control of my own body. It does

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not matter if it is 15 feet or 200 feet.

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You want to live in a city that allows you to be creative. When I

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feel I have landed a trick perfectly, it is a feeling of

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relief. It is something I have been thinking about for so long

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beforehand. I wish I had brought my BMX now! I

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fancy doing that. We managed to get a Ford Mondeo up there. We had to

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take the wing mirrors. Where you not up there recently? I was filming a

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show. We filmed the opening shot up there. It is a bit of a problem to

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get up there. I do not know how many health and safety forms were filled

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in for that. We had none. I got to the top, it may be took 45 minutes

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up various ladders. The first thing I saw was an empty bottle of

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Buckfast. I tweeted a picture of it. It was as in well done, Glasgow.

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There Word 2000 read tweets. I think people loved the fact that someone

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had the wherewithal to climb up that and enjoy some fortified tonic

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water. In a macro that in a sense, that story, that reality sums up

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Glasgow in a way. The majesty with the comedy. You will never get too

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big for your boots in this city. You will always get undercut but usually

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in a funny way. There are whole host of up-and-coming comedians, people

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who will take the Mickey out of themselves, get their retaliation in

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first before you have a chance. In a way, we are very self-deprecating.

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It shows the vulnerability. I think people have seen the vulnerability

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of Glasgow folk. Say you love Glasgow. Where do you live? I live

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in Edinburgh! I was away for 20 years. There are too many ghosts,

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too many memories. It is a bit like living in the photocopy of the city

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I left. But I am breaking my fall in Edinburgh, the most beautiful city

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in the world. Will you stop crying now? I will never stop crying! We do

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need to appeal to the folk of Glasgow. We need to get the water

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levels up again. If you do not cry, we will see the discarded shopping

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trolleys and a Ford Mondeo at the bottom of the Clyde. Thank you for

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coming in. We are now going to go back to the sport. We are focusing

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on the men's time trial. We can go to Jonathan Edwards.

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Thanks, Jason. First, we will look back at the dramatic win in's time

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trial. There was Linda Villumsen of New Zealand and Emma Pooley of

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England. At the end, Linda Villumsen cycled a perfectly judged race.

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England. At the end, Linda Villumsen is what it was about. There was an

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awful lot of experience today. The course could be split into three

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sections, the climbing section, the technical undulating section and

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then the run into the park here. We knew if Emma Pooley would have any

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problems at all, it would be in the last section because it is about

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power going downhill. She built herself an eight second buffer but

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it was not enough. Coming back into the park, it was touch and go. And

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upgraded from a silver four years ago? Naoya Tsukahara Emma said even

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if she finished in last place that was all she had -- Emma said that.

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Was there anything she could have done differently? I do anything so.

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She was perhaps a bit cautious around the corners. She had a decent

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buffer and I do not think anything would have changed the results?

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Afterwards, she spoke to Jill Douglas. Your last major

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competition, silver medal, you pushed hard all the way round there

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and it was so close. Yes, it was so close but I am really happy to be on

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the podium. When you have the quickest time and the one person

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behind you goes quicker, it is a bit disappointing but I do not think I

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could have done any better. It was a great course. In the wet it was

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challenging on the corners. I slipped a couple of times. You lose

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a few seconds here and there and it adds up but that is the way it is.

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We have seen you win some big time trials. You took the silver medal in

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the Olympics. What are the emotions now knowing you have put in your

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last major competitive time trial? I am really happy. I'm grateful to

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have had the opportunity. I am grateful to my best friend back home

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who built my bike for me and the British cycling mechanics have been

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fantastic. I am mostly grateful to the people who supported me because

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I guess I have been racing properly for seven or eight years. There have

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been a lot of people over that time who have helped me, not necessarily

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paid staff, but volunteers. It is the kind of opportunity not everyone

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gets. Looking back, I am really grateful. To get a medal today is a

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nice way to top that. Yes, well done to Emma Pooley. She will ride the

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road race on Sunday but backing Lizzie Armer Stead, we think. The

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men's time trial is coming up but the most compelling one is David

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Millar. He is Scottish and he has been speaking to Jill Douglas.

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You look at your back story and the time you have had out and you have

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come back, there is something away that Scotland approached you and

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welcome you back into the sport after having that time out. They say

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in adversity you find your two friends. Scotland really supported

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me in everything. During my ban I spent a lot of time in Scotland, in

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Edinburgh, with friends. I really felt I was coming home. It was the

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one place I felt at home. People were so kind to me. It is my

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homeland and I feel very proud to be part of this team. David Meyler is

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the Commonwealth Games time trial champion and gold-medal winner! --

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David Meyler. That victory in Delhi, what did it

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mean to you. I had not expected it to be so important. I got to the

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Commonwealth Games in Delhi and it felt a lot different, a lot more

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

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I had raced in a Scotland jersey. I had not expected the effect that

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would have on me. And then to win, it was all very, there is something

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very and expected. The time trial is very different to the daily time

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trial. What do you make of the course and the challenge coming from

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the Australians and English? Delhi was the hardest one I had done.

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Here, I do not think we have got a straight line. It is quite varying.

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You cannot just put your head down and look at the numbers on your

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machine and follow your heart race and power output because it will be

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so explosive and diverse. I think it will make for a good race. You are

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retiring at the end of this year, that brings different emotions to

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the game as well, doesn't it? I do not know how much difference it

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makes. I am very performance driven. I'm trying to disengage from

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everything else that is going on, especially what happened at the Tour

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de France. When I found out I was not doing the Tour de France, that

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has made me more focused, that I am doing this for the right reasons, to

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do my best. What will it be like riding round the roads of Glasgow? I

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saw it last at the championships. I never had such support on the roads.

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

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front of a Glaswegian crowd. It is quite a poetic full circle.

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David Millar probably the most thoughtful man in the palette in and

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it is a potent mix of emotions for him today. -- Palatine.

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He has been at a training camp for this. There are questions about what

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his form is compare to everyone else. The motivation is certainly

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there. It is very technical road man's course. I think Roland Denis

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will be up against him. Yes, Roland Denis but also Alex Dowsett of

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England. -- Rohan Dennis. He will be in the hunt for medals, almost

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certainly. And Geraint Thomas of Wales has been to the Tour de

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France, unlike Alex Dowsett and David Millar. He could come out of

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that race in the form of his life. We do not know. For him,

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that race in the form of his life. great course, he likes a technical

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course, we know he can climb fantastically. He has had all the

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training he could possibly have. Hopefully, he will be up there as

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well. It is drying out but windy. We have dressed for all contingencies.

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We have had everything but I expect we will get it all again. You are

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going to the commentary box with Simon Brotherton but we will head to

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Jill Douglas who has Craig Byrne. We are just beside the hot seat, the

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plays the cyclists will wait. They sit on

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plays the cyclists will wait. They inspired seats. David has special

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shoes. I just wonder what he brings to this Scottish team. He is a very

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article engendered on. A massively experienced bike rider. He knows his

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body very well -- he is a very articulate gentleman. He helps build

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confidence behind the scenes as well. He has some very tough

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opposition as well. Looking at cycling overall at the Commonwealth

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Games, how happy are you with the performance? We are delighted. It is

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a stepping stone. It is part of a bigger plan. The legacy for us is

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the Sir Chris or a velodrome. If you look at what has happened in

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Manchester, we know the foundations are there. We have our youth system

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and ultimately having Scots competing and being successful at

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world level. You mentioned the velodrome and also the mountain bike

:30:28.:30:31.

trails as well. It is right on the edge of the city. I think it is the

:30:32.:30:37.

only mountain bike course in Europe and that is a huge legacy for the

:30:38.:30:42.

people of Scotland. We have secured the British Championships next year.

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Cycling is booming and our strategy is about being successful at an

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elite level, to inspire and grow participation below that. That has

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been very successful. We are delighted. We will see the road race

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on Sunday. This time trial course, Scottish cycling and Alex MacLennan

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in particular, has had a big input into what the course will look like.

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Is there an element of being able to put together a course which might

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favour the likes of David Millar? We have the world's best athletes out

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there. David knows the course. The bills who competed this morning know

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the course. It was about showing Glasgow off, taking it out into the

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country, some great roads, some great scenery and back into the

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heart of the city. Yes, there are not many major climbs in it, it has

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been designed to bring a good course for a great event in Glasgow. This

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scene is set. This is the final run in for the riders. Alex Dowsett has

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just gone past me. Good afternoon. Kangangi is the

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first rider out. Kangangi who is from the border of Ken yet and

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Uganda. -- Kenya. Kenya is where Chris Froome was raised. Kangangi is

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the first rider out. A member of the Kenya and Riders team. -- Kenya in.

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-- Kenyans. Bellido is next. Conditions are rather more

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favourable for now than they were at the start of the women's race.

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Clouds are swirling around stop the cause is very different. It is

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technical. -- Clara Reeds are swirling around. -- clouds. A course

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of three chunks. We have got the climate in the first section and a

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fast run back to town -- climb. Good crowds this afternoon. Simons is

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next from Ghana. He took part in the triathlon. He finished 31st in the

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triathlon. Ghana had their first cyclist on the track last week. He

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is the third rider off. 38.4 colour metres for the men. Pretty much the

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same course -- kilometres. One thing that the male competitors will

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same course -- kilometres. One thing to deal with is a stiff breeze. It

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is across tailwind. -- a cross tailwind. The first rider from

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Antigua prepares to go, it is Marvin Spencer. A lot of these riders going

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out on the road earlier finished between 40th and 50th on the time

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trial previously. Spencer is on his way.

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The sun is shining at the moment. The first corner was quite

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treacherous this morning. The sun is shining at the moment.

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The first corner was quite Here it is Pradell. It looks like his

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handlebars have slipped. He has chosen not to take the wheels,

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perhaps that was based on the wind. The next rider is Njau. A shining

:36:54.:37:34.

light in Kenyans cycling. -- Kenyan. He helped people to get into the

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community, working as bike mechanics and tour guides and use cycling in a

:37:41.:37:44.

positive way in the communities around Nairobi. Here is Kangangi. He

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is turning away here. Here is Borland. One of 12 athletes to

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represent Belize here. This time trial sees riders going off in

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ascending order. The battle for the medals will come later this

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afternoon. I would imagine that some of these riders will take around one

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hour or just under it. The top riders, you would expect to be

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around the 48 minute mark. The course is the same as the one used

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by the women but it has an additional loop at the Easter and

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most point. additional loop at the Easter and

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Armagh. -- Guyana -- Eastern. He has been taking it seriously this year

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and already a problem for Kangangi who was the first rider out on the

:39:44.:39:49.

track. It looks as though something has come loose. His pedal might have

:39:50.:39:57.

come off. Some running repairs that he could do without. He is lucky he

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noticed that. Here is Hadi from Rwanda. This is turning into a

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lengthy problem for Kangangi. I hope he remembers to tighten the

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left-hand panel. -- pedal. His hopes of posting a decent time appeared to

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be out of the window even before it the first time check. Technical

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issues affecting the squad from Kenya. Chris Froome competed for

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tenure in the Commonwealth Games a few years ago. -- Kenya. This is Lee

:41:17.:41:47.

called a run from Gibraltar. -- Calderon. Pedal problems appear to

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be lasting. This could spell the end of his race now. They are really

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struggling. They did not have a mechanic with them to help. We will

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be going back to the time trial shortly.

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We are going to head to the campus where the table tennis star is for

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England are dominating. -- starters. -- stars.

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Bats are made of wood covered by rubber. Each rally begins with a

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serve which must be hit from behind the end line and from above the

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table. The ball has to bounce on the side of the server. In singles, the

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serve can be directed anywhere, but in doubles, it must go from one

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right-hand corner to the other. The players must strike the ball in

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return. This sequence continues and those who hit out of turn and lose

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the point. After every two points, service is changed. Matches are the

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best of five sets with the first player to 11 points taking the set.

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There are singles and doubles, four men, women and next. All four of

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England's pairs are in action. Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho won their

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match earlier. Her brother is called Paying. -- Ping. She got Tin-Tin Ho

:44:09.:44:50.

with the first serve. Yes! It was not the worst return in the world,

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but this was a bullet. He has been firing rubber bullets all morning.

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That is a good riposte. Two all. Serving into no man's land. Easily

:45:27.:45:32.

put away with that backhand flick from Liam Pitchford. Just caught the

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top of the net and went long. Just as slight edge here for a Liam

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Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho. -- a slight edge. -- for Liam Pitchford.

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Both the New Zealanders are pretty highly ranked. Tin-Tin Ho has had

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that serve a couple of times. She has a brother called Ping. Really

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good teamwork from the English pair. And at a critical point in this

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game. So work is so important. -- footwork.

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A hint of a recovery here from the kiwis.

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That was the shot. There was space to play it but she put it right.

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Just ageing in front in this second game. There was a big gap to land

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that backhand. What a time to get an edge like

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that. It was brilliant They have got that second game. It

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is a 2-0 lead for Liam Pitchford and Linton home. A place in the

:50:18.:50:19.

quarterfinal beckons. -- Tin-Tin Ho. The cross

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proudly here with this English pair. Tin-Tin Ho says her ambition is to

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win a medal at these Commonwealth Games and she still has a chance of

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doing that. Still in the women's doubles as well, playing with Karina

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Le Fevre this afternoon in that. She was knocked out of the singles

:51:28.:51:32.

yesterday. But no disgrace in that, her opponent was ranked 10th in the

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world and Tin-Tin got a game off her. The third game, Pitchford to

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serve. What a great start for the English

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power. New Zealand have taken a time-out. There is no real

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understanding between the two New Zealanders, is there?

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hit the ball back from whence it came because the other player has

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got to get across. England with a 4-1 lead here. He hasn't missed too

:53:40.:53:45.

many this morning. They mentioned his backhand but his

:53:46.:54:07.

forehand is pretty good as well. This is now a chance for Liu

:54:08.:54:13.

Tengteng to get across. That was well dangled by Liu Tengteng. He saw

:54:14.:54:21.

the dummy that Pitchford set. He gambled and made it. They have to

:54:22.:54:23.

gamble now. I think some observers expected the

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New Zealand pair to give the England pair are real work out here and

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possibly beat them. It has not turned out that way so far.

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You cannot play it short to Pitchford's backhand and expect to

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get away with it. these services. -- serves. So, five

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match points for Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho, after barely 20 minutes

:56:12.:56:13.

play here in Glasgow. Four match points left. The next two

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on the Pitchford serve. Sometimes getting over the line is

:56:32.:56:54.

the hardest part. So, three saved by the Kiwis. I think Alan Cooke may

:56:55.:57:02.

well take a time-out here. He has indeed. He did not like that one of

:57:03.:57:07.

three successive points won by New Zealand. He decides to have a little

:57:08.:57:09.

chat with Liam and Tin-Tin. It was a good return from Liu

:57:10.:57:35.

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

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was interesting, don't expect them to give you the point, he said. They

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have to earn it. Still two match points, but this time, the service

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back with New Zealand. Liu Tengteng to Tin-Tin Ho.

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That was a great performance! In straight games, Liam Pitchford and

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Tin-Tin Ho are through to the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles.

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They have beaten Liu Tengteng and Karen Li pretty comprehensively.

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Just a bit of a stumble in that last game but they have got home safely

:58:22.:58:28.

enough. A smile from the 15-year-old tells you the story.

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Well, Liam Pitchford has been in great form. Well done to them. Let's

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bring you the latest from the men's time trial. Let's go to Jill

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Douglas. The sun has come out here at Glasgow Green. For the women's

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event it was wet and difficult conditions. Hopefully, for the

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men's event we will have better conditions. The early riders are out

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on course. Then we will see the real favourites towards the tail end,

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Geraint Thomas from Wales, Jesse Sergent and David Millar, the

:59:09.:59:10.

defending champion, he goes off at 2:30pm.

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Just do run you through the big names as Jill says, the David Millar

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of Scotland, the defending champion. He is desperate to retain

:59:24.:59:28.

his title on home soil. Other stars to look out for our England's Alex

:59:29.:59:34.

Dowsett, he starts at 2:27pm. He missed out on the Tour de France

:59:35.:59:40.

this year. Geraint Thomas starts at 2:18pm. He comes into this event

:59:41.:59:44.

just days after finishing 22nd in the Tour de France. He says he is

:59:45.:59:51.

exhausted. That is it from us here on BBC One. If you switch over to

:59:52.:59:56.

BBC Two right now, we will bring you live coverage of the women's singles

:59:57.:59:59.

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