Commonwealth bronze for Geraint Thomas in the time trial

Commonwealth bronze for Geraint Thomas in the time trial


Geraint Thomas secured bronze for Wales in the Men's Time Trial in Glasgow, just four days after completing the Tour de France with Team Sky.

Thomas was unsure of his form following his three weeks at the Tour de France, but proved to be strong securing Team Wales' 28th medal of the Commonwealth Games setting a time of 47:55.82.

After the medal-winning ride, Thomas said: It was a bit of an unkown how I was going to go, but it was good and I felt strong, not frsh and zippy but I felt like I could smash it. I feel like I want to do it again!

It's great to come here and wear the Welsh jersey, the atmosphere is great and I could see the Welsh flags out on the course, the support was just amazing."

Earlier in the event, Luke Rowe and Scott Davies both suffered mechanicals out on the course that hampered their chances of a spot on the podium. Davies posted 52:33.90 to finsih 16th and Luke Rowe was just behind with 52:47.97 in 17th.

In the morning, Elinor Barker and Amy Roberts were Wales' representatives in the women's time trial as Ciara Horne withdrew due to an injury.

Barker has been focussing her training on the track, where she won two Commonwealth medals, but put in a good performance at the time trial posting 43:56.44 to finish 7th. Whilst AMy Roberts, who also compete don the track in first few days of the Games posted 44:30.63 to finish 12th.

Welsh Cycling has now surpassed it's medla target, securing 4 medals in Glasgow. The Games will conclude on Sunday with the men's and women's road races.