Aug 03, 2014 – Welsh rider Geraint Thomas won gold in the grueling men’s 168km men’s road race while Armistead won the women’s 98km race as cycling came to a close at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

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Thomas, who won bronze in the time trial, survived suffering a puncture with just 6km to go to finish in a time of four hours 13 minutes and five seconds.

A sprint finish saw New Zealand’s Jack Bauer claim silver while Scott Thwaites took bronze for England.

Armistead Claims Women’s Road Race

England’s Lizzie Armitstead went one better than New Dehli four years ago as she claimed gold in the women’s road race at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Armitstead made her move with around 6km remaining to finish the 98km course in a time of two hours 38 minutes and 43 seconds. Fellow English rider Emma Pooley finished 25 seconds behind to finish
second to add to the silver she won in the time trial.

A photo finish saw South Africa’s Ashleigh Pasio claim bronze just ahead of Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell.