Follow the road races at Commonwealth Games 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 08:45
For more than a week, Birmingham has been captivated by the Commonwealth Games, the main multi-sport event for the member states of the Commonwealth of Nations. Today in Warwick, not far from Birmingham, road races are on the agenda. Follow it here Cycling!
The Commonwealth Games are multi-sport events, comparable to the Olympic Games, for example, held every four years, in which member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as overseas territories belonging to one of them, can participate. Last Thursday, as far as the cycling component was concerned, individual time trials were already on the agenda. Rohan Dennis and Grace Brown won.
Medals are awarded in road races today. In the women’s race, a strong Australian field awaits with Brown, Ruby Rossman-Cannon, Sarah Roy, Alexandra Manley, Brodie Chapman and Georgia Baker. England bring in Jocelyn Lowden, Anna Henderson and Aliqa Barnes to start, while New Zealand rely on Niamh Fisher-Black, Ally Wollaston and Georgia Williams. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
On the men’s side, Australia can back a strong line-up with Luke Turbridge, Luke Plop, Miles Scotson and Sam Fox. However, England (Fred Wright, Connor Swift, Ben Turner and Ethan Vernon, among others), Isle of Man (Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift and Mark Christian), New Zealand (Patrick Bevin, Dion Smith, Jack Bauer and Shane Archbold), Wales ( Geraint Thomas, Owain Towle, Stephen Williams and Luke Rowe) and South Africa (Daryl Impey).
The course follows flat roads in and around Warwick, the route doesn’t have many obstacles to its advantage. Men have to complete ten laps of the local circuit (130 vertical meters each lap) of 16 kilometers and seven laps for women. However, due to the limited field of participants and small teams, it can become an unpredictable and fascinating race. Women will start at 9:00 am and finish at 11:45 pm and men will start at 1:30 pm and finish at 5:15 pm.
Women may sometimes take turns following the competition BBC1 And BBC2The men’s game can be followed live from 2.15 pm onwards BBC 1.
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