England’s Last Wins Mountain Bike Gold – tough circuit but Annie first at finish linešŸ„‡

England's Last Wins Mountain Bike Gold

England’s Last Wins Mountain Bike Gold – a tough circuit but Annie Last made it look easyšŸ‘

England won their first ever Commonwealth Games medals in women’s mountain biking as favourite Annie Last took gold ahead of team-mate Evie Richards on the Gold Coast.

Last, 27, overtook Richards before the 9km mark in the 27km race, going on to win in one hour 18 minutes two seconds.

Silver medallist Richards, 21, was 48 seconds behind, with Scotland’s Isla Short finishing in fifth.

New Zealand’s Sam Gaze beat team-mate Anton Cooper in a thrilling men’s race.

Gaze, 22, and 23-year-old Cooper, along with South Africa’s Alan Hatherly, jostled for the lead throughout before Cooper sped clear after a technical problem for Gaze at the start of the final lap.

However, Gaze fought back from a significant deficit to overtake his rival close to the end before winning a sprint finish to the line.

video BBC Sport

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