With the bike racing now done, here are the results that stood out to us.
If you’re reading this from somewhere outside the British Commonwealth, you probably don’t understand all the fuss about the Commonwealth Games. Sure, they aren’t the Olympics, and sure, the cycling events are missing the top European riders, but for the athletes that compete, the Commonwealth Games are still a big deal. Just ask Chloe Hosking .
As of Sunday evening, the cycling events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now complete. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look back at the biggest results from the past couple weeks and which nations performed best in cycling overall. Road racing
Women’s time trial
Australia’s Grace Brown (FDJ Suez Futuroscope) started as the favourite for this 29 km effort around Wolverhampton and duly delivered. The 30-year-old Victorian powered to the gold medal ahead of fellow WorldTour riders Anna Henderson (England/Jumbo-Visma) and Georgia Williams (New Zealand/BikeExchange-Jayco).
The win was Brown’s first at a Commonwealth Games. Men’s time trial
It was another gold for Australia in the men’s time trial, with former world champion Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) taking the win. The increasingly impressive Fred Wright (England/Bahrain Victorious) claimed silver ahead of Geraint Thomas (Wales/Ineos Grenadiers).Dennis’s gold adds to the silver medal he took in the time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow. Women’s road race After 112 flat kilometres around Warwick on Sunday morning, the women’s road race came down to a bunch sprint. Pre-race favourites Australia […]