Anton Cooper wins Commonwealth Games mountain bike race

Anton Cooper (New Zealand) led from the front to win his nation's first gold in mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The 19-year-old attacked on the uphill finish of the course to win ahead of his teammate Samuel Gaze. Daniel McConnell (Australia) was forced to settle for bronze after he was unable to respond to the attacks from both Cooper and Gaze.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anton Cooper (New Zealand)1:38:26
2Samuel Gaze (New Zealand)0:00:03
3Daniel Mcconnell (Australia)0:00:10
4Max Plaxton (Canada)0:00:23
5Grant Ferguson (Scotland)0:03:09
6Liam Killeen (England)0:03:31
7Raphael Gagne (Canada)0:04:37
8Cameron Ivory (Australia)0:04:54
9Paul Oldham (England)0:05:03
10Kenta Gallagher (Scotland)0:05:19
11Gareth Montgomerie (Scotland)0:08:02
12Andy Blair (Australia)0:09:50
13Philip Buys (South Africa)0:10:08
14James Roe (Guernsey)0:12:20
15Yannick Lincoln (Mauritius)0:12:57
16Marios Athanasiadis (Cyprus)0:14:16
17Elliot Baxter (Isle of Man)0:14:40
18Heiko Redecker (Namibia)0:15:18
19Rhys Hidrio (Jersey)Row 18 - Cell 2
20Christos Loizou (Cyprus)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Phetetso Monese (Lesotho)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Richard Tanguy (Jersey)Row 21 - Cell 2
23James Patterson (Jersey)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Samson Gichuru (Kenya)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Michael Serafin (Guernsey)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Roger Aiken (Northern Ireland)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Sebastien Tyack (Mauritius)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Teboho Khantsi (Lesotho)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Anthony Muite (Kenya)Row 28 - Cell 2
30Robert Barnes (Jam)Row 29 - Cell 2
31William Kelly (Swaziland)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Benard Kabiro (Kenya)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Moshoeshoe Khumalo (Swaziland)Row 32 - Cell 2
DNSMataya Tsoyo (Malawi)Row 33 - Cell 2
DNSMissi ThomasKathumba (Malawi)Row 34 - Cell 2

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.

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