Thursday, July 31, 2014

Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 – Part 9




Dowsett nearing the finish

Dennis flat out

My viewing of the Games was restricted to the Men’s Cycling Individual Time Trial event. The Englishman Alex Dowsett very cleverly tailored his performance to suit his style by setting off at top speed, then on the climb to the mid point he conserved energy for a very fast downhill finish. The Australian, Rohan Dennis at the mid point of the 38.4 kilometre course was a good six seconds ahead, and it looked as though he would win the gold. Welshman Geraint Thomas put in an excellent performance to come third for the bronze. There were only fourteen seconds between first and third, which made for a very exciting finish. Dowsett's average speed was 48.59 kilometres an hour, which was quite phenomenal over a terrain that included rough patches of road, many twists and turns and a far from flat course.


Cycling: Men’s Individual Time Trial

Glasgo 2014: Alex Dowsett claims gold for England in men’s time trial at Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014: Alex Dowsett wins men’s cycling time trial gold

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