The Commonwealth’s best roads cyclists have been gearing up for today’s Time Trial, where they’ll battle against the clock on a challenging route along the city streets and countryside of North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire.
Start and finishing at Glasgow Green, the men’s race (12.30–15.20) will follow a 40km loop and the main contenders include Team England Delhi 2010 Silver medallist Alex Dowsett, Australia’s Michael Hepburn and Scotland’s David Millar – the defending Commonwealth champion.
The women racers (10.00–11.30) will ride a 30km circuit. Look out for New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen who won Silver at Delhi 2010, who’ll face Northern Irleland’s Wendy Houvenaghel, the new British national champion Emma Poddy (Team England) and Scotland’s Katie Archibald.
With no ticket required, today’s Cycling Time Trial is a great way to experience live sport and cheer on your favourite athletes!
Back at the SSE Hydro the Artistic Gymnastics Finals will continue with medals for Men’s Floor, Pommel and Rings, and Women’s Uneven Bars and Vault on offer, and at Hampden Park Team Scotland’s Eilidh Child will be jumping for Gold in the 400m Hurdles Final. Another performance to look out for is that of England’s David Weir – the quadruple Gold medallist of London 2012 who’ll be racing in the Men’s 1500m TS4 Final.
More magic medal moments from today will include the Diving Finals for the Men’s 3m and Women’s 10m, Lawn Bowls Para-Sport Open Triples B6/B7/B8, and the Men’s 65kg & 86kg and Women’s 55kg & 63kg in Wrestling. Today’s Weightlifting +105kg Final will see Damon Kelly of Australia look to repeat his Gold medal and Commonwealth record in the Clean and Jerk from Delhi 2010.
The competition continues in the preliminary rounds of Singles and Doubles Badminton, and in Squash and Table Tennis you can see some of the Commonwealth’s most quick-witted athletes compete for coveted places in the Semi-Finals. Men’s Hockey highlights include England v Canada and Australia v Scotland, and in Netball the classification matches will continue to create a buzz in the SECC.
Do you want to be part of today’s action? Some great opportunities remain to buy tickets! All sales are now ‘for collection’, so you can buy from the Ticketing website or from the Ticket Hotline on 0800 458 2014*, then collect the tickets at our city centre George Square Ticket Office or a Venue Ticket Office.
If you’re at Glasgow Green today for the exciting Cycling Time Trial, why not check out the entertainment on offer from the Glasgow Jazz Festival? You can enjoy the best jazz from Scotland with workshops and performances throughout the day.
Back at Merchant City Festival, Parnie Street has been turned into a fun outdoor play area. Created by some of the UK’s most talented outdoor game designers, Scotch Hoppers is a must visit for little kids and big kids alike!
Find out what else is going on today with our Festival 2014 highlights.
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