Commonwealth Games: Harry Tanfield wins silver for England

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England’s Harry Tanfield takes silver in the men’s individual time trial
2018 Commonwealth Games
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April
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England’s Harry Tanfield joined his brother Charlie as a Commonwealth Games medallist with silver in the men’s individual time trial.

Charlie Tanfield, 21, won gold in the individual pursuit and silver in the team pursuit in the velodrome last week.

Brother Harry, 23, made it a fine week for the family on the Gold Coast, finishing 30 seconds behind winner Cameron Meyer of Australia.

Hamish Bond of New Zealand took bronze.

Bond, 32, is a double Olympic gold medallist in rowing but switched to cycling after the Rio Games in 2016.

He described his first 12 months in the saddle as “stumbling around in the dark” but led the event for most of the day until Tanfield and Meyer came home.

Gold for Meyer, 30, made amends for missing out on a medal in the track points race, in which he is a five-time world champion.

Hamish Bond (right) won gold medals in rowing at the Rio and London Olympics before switching sports

Jersey’s Dan Halksworth finished 26th as he became the first athlete to compete in three different sports at three different Games.

The 32-year-old featured in swimming in 2006 and triathlon in Glasgow four years ago.

Scotland’s John Archibald – who won silver in the individual pursuit on the track behind Charlie Tanfield – came 11th after a painful-looking crash.

Hayley Simmonds later took England’s second time-trial medal of the day with bronze in the women’s event.



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