Cyclists competing in today's Commonwealth Games road race through Glasgow had some extremely heavy downpours to contend with.

Geraint Thomas took gold for Wales in the 12-lap, 168-kilometres undulating course in a race which became about survival and brute strength.

The 28-year-old from Cardiff, who finished the Tour de France last Sunday, twice suffered front-wheel punctures, including in the last six kilometres as his rivals neared.

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The swirling winds and heavy rain added to the drama with the Isle of Man's Pete Kennaugh, who eventually finished eight, having to avoid an umbrella blowing across the route.

David Millar was the highest placed Scot finishing 11th.