Cycling at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Cycling at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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Athletes from across the home nations will compete in Australia this April at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

The Gold Coast plays host to the third-biggest multi-sport event in the world over the coming days - with cycling playing a huge part in the festival of sport.

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The Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane plays host to the opening cycling events of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Purpose built for these championships and named after the legendary Australian track cyclist, the venue has a capacity of up to 2000 spectators - and is set for a thrilling four days of competition.

Team Wales have the largest track cycling contingent from the home nations with 18 athletes set to compete for medals.

Current Olympic champion Elinor Barker heads the team, joined by 2012 Olympic gold medallist Dani Rowe, making her return to international track action.

Lewis Oliva will represent Team Wales in the Anna Meares Velodrome

Also returning to the boards is Ciara Horne, joined by her fiancé Lewis Oliva who won two medals in the keirin at the 2017/18 UCI Track Cycling World Cup - while the Great Britain Cycling Team is well represented by riders including Manon Lloyd and James Ball, who will be piloted by Pete Mitchell.

Team England have a 17-strong track squad with six current world champions among their ranks.

Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter, Emily Nelson, Charlie Tanfield and the tandem duo of Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott are part of a strong lineup for Brisbane.

Team England's Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott will hope to reach the top of the Commonwealth podium again in Australia

World champions Katie Archibald and tandem pair Neil Fachie and Matt Rotherham will represent Team Scotland - also boosted by the presence of sprint duo Callum Skinner and Jack Carlin.

Great Britain Cycling Team’s Matt Bostock represents the Isle of Man while Northern Ireland have familiar faces such as Lydia Boylan and Robyn Stewart in their squad.

Schedule

Thursday 5 April

Qualification session: 5.30am - 7.45am
Medal session: 10am - 12.10pm

Women’s B&VI sprint
Men’s B&VI 1km time trial

Women’s 4km team pursuit
Men’s 4km team pursuit
Women’s team sprint
Men’s team sprint

Friday 6 April

Qualification session: 4am - 8.05am
Medal session: 10am - 12.25pm

Women’s 3km individual pursuit

Men’s 4km individual pursuit
Women’s sprint
Men’s keirin

Saturday 7 April

Qualification session: 4.30am - 7.45am
Medal session: 9.30am - 1.05pm

Men’s B&VI sprint gold
Women’s B&VI 1km time trial
Women’s 25km points race
Women’s 500m time trial
Men’s sprint
Men’s 15km scratch race

Sunday 8 April

Medal session: 8.30am - 1.10pm

Men’s 1km time trial
Women’s 10km scratch race
Women’s keirin
Men’s 40km points race

Road cycling

Six medals are available on the roads with the Gold Coast providing a beautiful backdrop for both the time trials and road races in Queensland.

Team England have the largest field of the home nations in Australia with a number of Great Britain Cycling Team riders set for action.

Ellie Dickinson, Emily Kay, Chris Latham and Ollie Wood are among 13 English riders selected.

Team Wales' Luke Rowe

Wales also have a large squad, with Luke Rowe continuing his comeback from injury at the Commonwealth Games - joined by young Great Britain Cycling Team riders Megan Barker and Jessica Roberts, among others.

Neah Evans will line up for Scotland on both the road and the track in Australia

Neah Evans and Mark Stewart are among the Scottish riders selected while there will also be teams from Guernsey, Jersey, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man - for whom Mark Cavendish misses out through injury.

Schedule

Tuesday 10 April

Men’s time trial: 1am - 4am

Women’s time trial: 5.45am - 6.55am

Friday 13 April

Women’s road race: 10.45pm - 2am

Saturday 14 April

Men’s road race: 3.30am - 7.30am

Mountain bike

Two medals are available in Nerang National Park at the cross-country mountain biking.

Great Britain Cycling Team's Cameron Orr will represent Northern Ireland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Cameron Orr represents Northern Ireland - the young Great Britain Cycling Team rider one of many to perform double duty at the Games as he is also set to take on road events.

Grant Ferguson and Isla Short - both dominant on the domestic scene - will represent Scotland, while England have a strong trio competing, with Great Britain Cycling Team’s Frazer Clacherty, Annie Last and Evie Richards selected.

Team England's Annie Last

Wales, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man also have riders set to take on the Queensland course.

Schedule

Thursday 12 April

Women’s cross-country mountain bike: 1.30am - 3.15am
Men’s cross-country mountain bike: 4.30am - 6.15am

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