Commonwealth Games: Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean win second gold medal in Glasgow
Last Updated: 27/07/14 7:19am
Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean raised the roof of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for the second time in as many days, winning their second Commonwealth Games gold medal with a thrilling final ride in the men's sprint B tandem.
Visually impaired para-cyclist Fachie and his experienced pilot MacLean came from 1-0 behind in their best-of-three final against Australia's Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett to win 2-1.
It follows their storming success in the 1,000m time-trial, with both victories roared on by a capacity crowd.
Earlier, Elinor Barker picked up Wales' second cycling bronze with an impressive late surge in the 10km scratch race, edging England's Dani King and Scotland's Katie Archibald out of the medals.
Nineteen-year-old Barker, a two-time team pursuit world champion with Great Britain, held on to third place in the bunch race as a group of riders sprinted for the line in the last of 40 laps.
King finished fourth after staying towards the head of the pack in the closing stages, while Archibald had to settle for fifth after initiating the final sprint only to be hauled in.
The Isle of Man's Peter Kennaugh had to settle for silver in the men’s 40km points race as he was beaten to the title by Tom Scully of New Zealand.
Kennaugh’s placing was the best by any competitor representing the Isle of Man since fellow cyclist Mark Cavendish won gold in the scratch race in Melbourne eight years ago.