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Title: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on January 24, 2018, 20:11
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Time Trail - 10th April

(https://www.gc2018.com/sites/default/files/Time-Trial-Course.jpg)

Road Race - 14th April

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6 laps for the women and 9 for the men.
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on January 24, 2018, 20:14
The Welsh team was announced today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/42788772

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Olympic gold medallist Dani King, who switched allegiance from England to Wales, will represent her adopted country for the first time after being named in the cycling squad alongside Olympic champion Elinor Barker.

Cyclist Luke Rowe is selected despite breaking his leg at his brother's stag do in August and previously ruling himself out of contention.

His Team Sky colleague Geraint Thomas will not defend the Commonwealth Games road race title he won in Glasgow four years ago.

Cycling: James Ball (para), Elinor Barker, Rhys Britton, Eleanor Coster, Scott Davies, Sam Harrison, Joe Holt, Ciara Horne, Rachel James, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson, Pete Kibble, Manon Lloyd, Zachery May, Jon Mould, Lewis Oliva, Daniel Pearson, Dani Rowe, Luke Rowe, Ethan Vernon, Stephen Williams
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on January 24, 2018, 20:17
*im

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/42542276

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Cycling (track): Matthew Bostock, Matthew Draper.

Cycling (road): Sam Brand, Mark Cavendish, Anna Christian, Nathan Draper, Lizzie Holden, Jake Kelly, Leon Mazzone, Tom Mazzone.

Cycling (mountain biking): Nick Corlett

Kennaugh could still compete. The decision rests with Bora.
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on January 24, 2018, 20:19
*northernireland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/42553177

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Cycling: Lydia Boylan, Eileen Burns, Marcus Christie, Mark Downey, Marc Potts, Robyn Stewart, Xeno Young
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 24, 2018, 20:41
The Welsh team was announced today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/42788772

Becky's elder sister is on that list. She's been helping out in the sprint dept.
A strong looking pursuit team.
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Servais Knavendish on January 24, 2018, 20:57
Massive U turn by Rowe - but then again perhaps its now part of his rehab and good opportunity for a trip down under with Mrs Rowe - with no disrespect to the 'commies'

Clearly in reality the whole event is way below WT level in terms of race stature and prestige but it is a shame for Wales that injury, distance to travel, and unfortunate scheduling robs them of a glorious road team, they'll hopefully nearly all still be around for Brum in 2022.

Will be interesting to see which if any of the English WT riders can and do make the trip, would be good for Scott Thwaites again hopefully, and wonder if Dowsett will defend his TT?
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on January 25, 2018, 07:28
Clearly in reality the whole event is way below WT level in terms of race stature and prestige

The field will be the equivalent of a 1.1 race, albeit a very exotic one, with a handful of WT/PCT "teams" and a lot of CT ones, but the prestige is harder to evaluate and will depend very much on who you ask.

Using Luke Rowe as an example, there's no doubt he'd rank a PR or TdF stage win way higher on his wish list than a Commonwealth Games Gold medal, but if we asked him which he would prefer between a win at CEGORR or a stage at the TdS or the gold in April, I think he might plump for the latter.
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Servais Knavendish on January 25, 2018, 07:59
yes agree - you can see in the way that the English riders I mentioned celebrated their achievements via their social media channel images, for quite some time after Glasgow that on a personal level the wins do mean a lot.  It's only when you step back and put the whole event in context, especially this year, when the timing and distance are so severe that some of the lustre is diminished. 

Reminds me of how the BBC used to glorify the achievemenst of one or other track and field stars, lauding their achievement as the only person to have won European, Commonwealth and Olympic titles, clearly no mean feat in itself, but as it is only a British athlete that could possibly do that it has a fairly limited field of entrants!

Anyway back to the commies always good to see the lily-white shirts pulling clear of various red, navy, green and particularly gold jersey-ed followers!
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on February 20, 2018, 19:52
*au

http://commonwealthgames.com.au/australian-cycling-team-for-gold-coast-2018-commonwealth-games/

ROAD

Tiffany Cromwell
Gracie Elvin
Katrin Garfoot
Chloe Hosking
Shannon Malseed
Sarah Roy
Mitchell Docker
Alexander Edmondson
Mathew Hayman
Cameron Meyer
Callum Scotson
Steele Von Hoff

MTB   

Daniel McConnell
Rebecca McConnell

TRACK ENDURANCE
         
Ashlee Ankudinoff
Georgia Baker
Amy Cure
Annette Edmondson
Alexandra Manly
Rebecca Wiasak
Leigh Howard
Jordan Kerby
Cameron Meyer
Kelland O’Brien
Alexander Porter
Samuel Welsford
Nicholas Yallouris

TRACK SPRINT
         
Kaarle McCulloch
Stephanie Morton
Patrick Constable
Matthew Glaetzer
Nathan Hart
Jacob Schmid

PARA TRACK (TANDEMS)

Jessica Gallagher / Madison Janssen
Bradley Henderson / Thomas Clarke
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: mudplugger on March 01, 2018, 15:48
Massive U turn by Rowe - but then again perhaps its now part of his rehab and good opportunity for a trip down under with Mrs Rowe - with no disrespect to the 'commies'

Clearly in reality the whole event is way below WT level in terms of race stature and prestige but it is a shame for Wales that injury, distance to travel, and unfortunate scheduling robs them of a glorious road team, they'll hopefully nearly all still be around for Brum in 2022.

Will be interesting to see which if any of the English WT riders can and do make the trip, would be good for Scott Thwaites again hopefully, and wonder if Dowsett will defend his TT?


Rumour suggests very few of the obvious candidates have declared an interest, certainly Thwaites has not. The issues appear to be as expected, insufficient time to acclimatise after Roubaix, clash with Ardennes races and course profile a limitation for some guys. Probably a good event to select development riders for the experience, so I would not be surprised to see an U23 squad drawn from Academy/Team Wiggins.
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Servais Knavendish on March 06, 2018, 12:06
Yes that's how it looks:

Bibby, Blythe, Latham, Stewart, Wood as Road squad
With Bibby and the Tanfields vying for the ITT spot(s)

So yes not even World Tour lite!
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: mudplugger on March 06, 2018, 16:06
Yes that's how it looks:

Bibby, Blythe, Latham, Stewart, Wood as Road squad
With Bibby and the Tanfields vying for the ITT spot(s)

So yes not even World Tour lite!

Bigham is probably the strongest TT rider, so should get a ride with one of the Tanfields leaving the other 6 for the road. While in a way it is disappointing that none of the 14 WT riders are available and the selectors have had to drop to the 3rd Division for all but Blythe, at least they have been able to reward those guys who have held their own in the few .1 and HC  level races they get the opportunity to ride.
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on March 07, 2018, 20:52
*en

https://www.velouk.net/2018/03/06/news-team-england-for-2018-commonwealth-games/

Lauren Bate, Track Sprint
Ian Bibby, Road / Time Trial
Daniel Bigham, Track Endurance / Time Trial
Adam Blythe, Road
Frazer Clacherty, Mountain Bike
Eleanor Dickinson, Track Endurance / Road
Kian Emadi, Track Endurance
Ethan Hayter, Track Endurance
Philip Hindes, Track Sprint
Emily Kay, Track Endurance / Road
Annie Last, Mountain Bike
Chris Latham, Track Endurance / Road
Melissa Lowther, Road / Time Trial
Katy Marchant, Track Sprint
Emily Nelson, Track Endurance /Road
Ryan Owens, Track Sprint
Rebecca Raybould, Track Endurance
Evie Richards, Mountain Bike
Helen Scott (pilot), Para-cycling (track)
Hayley Simmonds, Road / Time Trial
Thomas Stewart, Road
Charlie Tanfield, Track Endurance / Time Trial
Harry Tanfield, Road / Time Trial
Sophie Thornhill, Para-cycling (track)
Joseph Truman, Track Sprint
Abigail Van Twisk, Road
Oliver Wood, Track Endurance / Road
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Servais Knavendish on March 07, 2018, 23:21
Looking at other squads The never short of confidence Blythe must see himself as firmly in the mix, but there is a 39 year old on home turf who likes to surprise folk and was winning commie gold 12 years ago, and of course mr Edmondson, so far from an England shoe in. Plus of course we have yet to know whether Luke Rowe's attendance will be with fitness and form
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Servais Knavendish on March 08, 2018, 10:29
oops - sorry forgot Cav and  the I of Man challenge!
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: search on March 26, 2018, 10:14
in case anyone was worried...

https://twitter.com/joshgnosis/status/978131799430766592

:D
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on March 26, 2018, 11:11
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/43520573

Cavendish (unsurprisingly) won't be there now.

https://results.gc2018.com/en/all-sports/athletes.htm

If you click through there you can see the provisional list of riders (male and female) for the road events.

*ca Using the same cyclists for the track and road pretty much.

*ke Kipkemboi and Kangangi will ride

*nz Pretty strong team

*rw Areruya

No riders from India!?
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Servais Knavendish on March 26, 2018, 12:30
Wow - Kenya pick K & K over Froome!    :shh


(perhaps best to be on the safe side I guess!!)

Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Yellow Peril on March 30, 2018, 18:00
I went round to see Sam Brand the other night, he's really keen about competing especially after finishing Milan Sanremo. Unfortunately without Cav we have no hitters so I guess it's in the break or nothing for the IOM
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: search on April 08, 2018, 05:17
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/commonwealth-games/102886916/commonwealth-games-cyclist-jack-bauer-faces-mad-dash-just-to-reach-gold-coast
Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on April 10, 2018, 06:02
https://twitter.com/CobbaStevens/status/983535396918214657

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Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: Leadbelly on April 14, 2018, 11:32
https://twitter.com/reecehomfray/status/985042831600304128

Title: Re: Commonwealth Games
Post by: AG on April 14, 2018, 14:21
it was amazing watching him win.  so happy for him. 

awesome result.