N a flat 160km course which did not particularly suit him, the Glasgow 2014 champion made it into the day’s final selection. But with no team-mates for company, Thomas had to chase down moves, sapping his energy reserves. Thomas tried a solo attack inside the final 2km, rather than leave it to a sprint, but was himself chased down by Team England, who had three riders in the group including Fred Wright.
Ap four of eight in the mountain biking and it’s still Sam Gaze and Ben Oliver out in front. They lead the British trio of Scotland’s Charlie Aldridge, Northern Ireland’s Cameron Orr and England’s Joseph Blackmore by about 46 seconds. They won’t challenge for a gold now but will battle it out for the bronze. That chasing pack will have to stay off Namibia’s Alexander Miller from joining their group. Devastating for the Scotsman who looked to have … Read More