Aussies cycle to road race gold in Delhi
Last Updated: Sunday, October 10, 2010 | 8:56 AM ET
The Associated Press
Australian Allan Davis waited until the last lap before powering past the leading pack to win the 168-kilometre men's road race at the Commonwealth Games Sunday, as favourite Mark Cavendish finished a poor seventh.
Davis finished in 3 hours, 49 minutes and 48 seconds, coming to a stop near the Parliament House, one of the many landmarks in central New Delhi that were part of the 13.7-kilometre circuit.
New Zealander Hayden Roulston took silver and the bronze went to David Millar of Scotland.
Davis sprinted to the front over the last 500 metres, helped by teammate Christopher Sutton, who finished fourth.
The gold medal added to Australia's near sweep in cycling events. The women's 112-kilometre race was won by Davis' compatriot Rochelle Gilmore earlier Sunday, and Australia also won 12 of the 14 track cycling events.
The men's race began with David McCann of Northern Ireland and Gordon McCauley taking the lead after the first lap, which they maintained for about 130 kilometres. At that point, they were joined by Zach Bell and Dominique Rollin of Canada, Roulston and his countryman Jack Bauer.