New Zealand wins silver in Commonwealth Games women's road race

8:28 pm on 14 April 2018

New Zealand cyclist Georgia Williams has won silver in the women's road race at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, finishing in a time of 3 hours 2 minutes and 18 seconds, just a hair behind the winner Chloe Hosking of Australia.

Georgia Williams winning the women's road race in January.

Georgia Williams winning the women's road race in January. Photo: Photosport

Danielle Rowe of Wales took bronze in a photo finish ahead of New Zealand's Sharlotte Lucas in fourth.

It's the third road cycling medal for the New Zealand team following Linda Villumsen's silver in the women's time trial and Hamish Bond's bronze in the men's time trial.

New Zealand failed to win a medal in the men's road race, coming up just short in a sprint finish won by Australian Steele Von Hoff.

Wales' Jonathan Mould took silver with South Africa's Clint Hendricks claiming bronze.

The best placed New Zealander was Hayden McCormick in fifth, with Shane Archbold seventh.

New Zealand's Jack Bauer, silver medallist at the 2014 Glasgow Games, came 13th.

Sam Gaze, the Gold Coast Games mountain bike champion, finished 10th, while fellow New Zealanders James Oram and Jason Christie were 11th and 16th respectively.

It's a disappointing result for the New Zealand riders who were well in truly in the medal mix but failed to push through in the final sprint bunch.