February 28, 2024

Australia's Georgia Baker edged out Scotland's Nea Evans in a sprint finish
Australia’s Georgia Baker edged out Scotland’s Nea Evans in a sprint finish
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Scotland’s Nea Evans won a Commonwealth Games silver medal in a sprint finish in the women’s road race as Australia’s Georgia Baker won gold.

Evans, who won silver in the track cycling points race last Sunday, finished strongly but was no match for Baker who took her third gold medal of the games.

Australia’s Sarah Roy won the bronze as her team controlled the race throughout.

Baker’s win adds to her team pursuit and points race wins.

Over a seven-lap circuit on the roads of Warwick Wales, Eluned King finished eighth with England’s Alice Barnes in 10th.

Australia added to its success in road cycling after Grace Brown won gold in the women’s time trial.

Brown was part of a six-man Australian team that was rarely off the front, chasing breakaways and securing a sprint finish after 112km.

The men’s road race takes place over a 160km course from 12.30pm BST on Sunday with legendary Isle of Man sprinter Mark Cavendish the favorite to take on defending champion Geraint Thomas of Wales.

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