Time trial silver and bronze for Team England

Time trial silver and bronze for Team England

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Harry Tanfield and Hayley Simmonds won time trial silver and bronze medals respectively at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

It is the Team England pair’s first-ever medals on the world stage.

Terrific Tanfield

Tanfield joined brother Charlie as a Commonwealth medallist with a terrific performance on Currumbin beachfront.

Younger brother Charlie claimed individual pursuit gold and team pursuit silver in the velodrome last week as Harry showed his class on the road.

He crossed the line in 48:43.30 to take the lead with only a few riders remaining to virtually guarantee him a place on the podium.

Harry Tanfield wins Commonwealth silver for Team England in the time trial

Home rider Cameron Meyer spoiled Tanfield’s chances of gold with a sensational performance, stopping the clock on 48.13.04 - but the times were enough for the Englishman to secure a well-deserved silver medal.

Guernsey’s James McLaughlin produced a terrific ride to take sixth place, 1:41 behind Meyer with Northern Ireland’s Marcus Christie one place and almost 2:30 behind him.

Charlie Tanfield finished in eighth place with his English teammate Ian Bibby ninth, a second behind.

Scotland’s John Archibald recovered well from a crash to finish 11th, with Guernsey’s Sebastian Tremlett 12th.

Peter Kibble finished 15th for Wales, one place above points race champion Mark Stewart of Scotland - in turn one place higher than Guernsey’s Jack English.

Isle of Man duo Jake Kelly and Samuel Brand, Jack Rebours (Jersey), Xeno Young (Northern Ireland), Daniel Halksworth (Jersey) and Kyle Gordon (Scotland) also took top 30 places.

Brilliant bronze

Hayley Simmonds picked up Team England’s second cycling medal of the day with a terrific effort in the women’s time trial.

Hayley Simmonds wins bronze in the time trial for Team England at the Commonwealth Games

Simmonds was in tears as she crossed the line in 36:22.09 - a time that guaranteed her a medal with just two riders remaining.

Hayley Simmonds breaks into tears after winning bronze in the time trial for Team England at the Commonwealth Games

Her time was overhauled first by New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen, who went 20 seconds faster, and finally by Australia’s Katrin Garfoot - who secured the gold in a time of 35:08.09.

Bronze for Simmonds meant Scotland’s Katie Archibald missed out on her third medal of the Games.

The individual pursuit champion took fourth place, 45 second behind her English rival.

Fellow Scot Neah Evans finished eighth, with Isle of Man duo Anna Christian and Elizabeth Holden completing the top ten.

Northern Ireland’s Eileen Burns finished 11th, with Jersey’s Kimberley Ashton 15th, Guernsey’s Karina Jackson 17th and Helen Ralston (Jersey) one place behind.