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Glasgow 2014: Lizzie Armitstead & Emma Pooley win gold and silver

England’s Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley claimed gold and silver in the 98km women’s road race at the Commonwealth Games.

Armitstead, 25, overhauled Pooley with 7km to go to win her first gold after silver medals at Delhi in 2010 and the London Olympics two years ago.

Pooley, 31, who now retires from cycling, cried as she crossed the line for her second silver of the Games.

South Africa’s Ashleigh Pasio was third and Scotland’s Katie Archibald seventh.

Armistead becomes the first English woman to win a road race title at the Commonwealths.

She summed up the achievement as “special, surreal”, adding: “This is something I have always dreamed about; it means so much to me. I am always a runner-up.”

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Glasgow 2014 : Emma Pooley takes silver for England in the time trial

Danish-born Kiwi Linda Villumsen dug deep in the final stages to pip Emma Pooley to win time-trial gold in Glasgow

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It was not the gold she was hoping for but Emma Pooley said she was “thrilled” to have bowed out of her final competitive time trial with silver at the Commonwealth Games, paying tribute afterwards to those who have supported her through a career in which she was a consistent force both on and off the bike.

The 31-year-old, who retires after Sunday’s road race to focus on triathlons and other endurance events, was pipped, agonisingly, by New Zealand’s Danish-born rider Linda Villumsen on a damp Glasgow course. Australia’s Katrin Garfoot took the bronze.

Villumsen was nine seconds behind Pooley at the final time check but managed to finish six seconds ahead. The Englishwoman, though, said she had no regrets.

“You can’t be frustrated when you have done your best,” she shrugged. “Linda deserves the credit for a fantastic race. I’m not upset. I’m thrilled to have a medal.”