Commonwealth Games 2014: men’s and women’s road races – in pictures

Photos from a dramatic day of racing in Glasgow

The men’s road race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will go down as one of the most dramatic of the season.

A punchy, technical circuit and biblical weather conditions turned the race into a war of attrition, with only 12 riders of the 140 who started making it to the finish after 168km of racing.

However, one man thrives in such conditions – Geraint Thomas. The Welshman, who secured top ten finishes in both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix earlier in the season, attacked from a three-man move which also contained Jack Bauer of New Zealand and England’s Scott Thwaites to secure gold.

Bauer went on to outsprint Thwaites for silver but there will not be a more popular winner than Thomas, who so frequently sacrifices his own chances for the success of others while riding for Team Sky. Read our full race report here.

Here’s how both the men’s and women’s road races (with the latter won by England’s Lizzie Armitstead) unfolded in Glasgow through the lens of Alex Whitehead of

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