Pooley denied time trial gold medal

England’s Emma Pooley won Commonwealth Games silver in the women’s time trial.

The 31-year-old, who retires from cycling after the Games, was up on the clock with 6km of the 30km course left.

But she was denied by a strong finish from New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen, 29, who won by 6.03 seconds, as Australia’s Katrin Garfoot, 32, took bronze.

Scotland’s Katie Archibald, 20, and Lucy Coldwell, 30, came fifth and eighth respectively, while Wales’ Elinor Barker, 19, was seventh.

England’s Joanna Rowsell won a gold medal on the track in the

3,000m individual pursuit

event on Friday, but could not replicate that success as she finished 13th.

On Tuesday, Pooley announced that Glasgow 2014 would be the

last major cycling competition of her career

before she concentrated on triathlon and marathon running.

An

Olympic silver medallist in 2008,

she will be in action once more, in the team road race on Sunday.

“It was close, but I’m really happy to be on the podium,” said Pooley. “When you come through and have the quickest time and then the only other person left beats you then it is disappointing.”

Linda Villumsen

New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen was the last rider to finish and had the fastest time to win the gold medal

Joanna Rowsell

England’s Joanna Rowsell could not replicate her gold medal success from the track and came 13th

People's Palace and Winter Gardens

The race went past a number of Glasgow landmarks, including the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/commonwealth-games/28584326

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