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Commonwealth Games Day 4 wrap-up

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
March 20, 2006, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:28 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for March 20, 2006
Mark Cavendish (Isle of Man)

Mark Cavendish (Isle of Man)

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Three more gold medals were decided on the final night of racing in Melbourne, with three different...

Three more gold medals were decided on the final night of racing in Melbourne, with three different Commonwealth nations winning. Australia added another to its total when hometown favourite Katie Mactier beat compatriot Kate Bates in the women's individual pursuit, with England's comeback girl Emma Jones taking the bronze medal.

The men's team sprint saw a showdown between the strong teams from England and Scotland, with the Scots scoring their first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal in cycling in a close final. The team of Chris Hoy, Craig Maclean, and Ross Edgar accounted for England's trio of Matthew Crampton, Jason Queally, and Jamie Staff by just 0.027 seconds. Australia had to settle for bronze this time, with Perkins, Kelly and Bayley beating the New Zealand team.

The final event of the track meet was the men's 20km scratch race, where the Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish won his country's first cycling medal for 40 years when he beat Ashley Hutchinson (Australia) and James McCallum (Scotland). The trio, together with Timothy Gudsell (New Zealand) and Zack Bell (Canada) had lapped the field early on, and were the only ones in contention for a medal.

Click here to read the full Day 3 wrap up.

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