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Highland cyclist Finn Crockett competes against likes of Tour De France medallist Geraint Thomas in Commonwealth Games men's time trial in Birmingham


By Andrew Henderson

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Finn Crockett got on his bike for the first time at the Commonwealth Games in the road time trial this afternoon.

The 23-year-old from Strathpeffer began cycling at 17 with the aim of making it to Birmingham, and called his selection the proudest moment of his career.

Finn Crockett made his Commonwealth Games debut for Team Scotland earlier today.
Finn Crockett made his Commonwealth Games debut for Team Scotland earlier today.

While particularly targetting the road race, he also entered the time trial where he was part of the first batch of cyclists to take to the road earlier today.

He completed the course in a time of 52:42.37, which was enough to see him in the top 10 from the first wave of competitors.

However, once more athletes began to cross the line he slipped down the pecking order, eventually landing 22nd behind the likes of Geraint Thomas, Fred Wright and Rohan Dennis – who ended up claiming the podium spots.

Crockett will now have a couple of days to recover before aiming for a medal in the road race on Sunday, with the men's race due to start at 12.30pm.


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