Kenyans crash out of grueling cycling road race

By evelyn watta
Aug 03, 2021

GLASGOW, Kenyan riders all stained with mud crashed out of a grueling road race on the final day of the Commonwealth games as torrential rains pounded the Scottish city.

Only 12 of the 140 starters in the men’s race managed to cross the finish line after going through the gloom and puddles around the race route around Glasgow’s West End and city center, won by Geraint Thomas of Wales.

Suleiman Kangangi managed to survive the conditions the longest dropping out around the halfway point at the 84km mark of the 168km race distance.

Ngarire Agorir and John Muya quit the race at the 70km mark while David Njau was out at the 49km.

Antony Muite was the first out early on at the 14km. Lizzie Armitstead claimed gold and Emma Pooley took silver as England completed a superbly executed one-two in the women’s road race.

South Africa Ashleigh Moolman Pasio took the bronze as Kenyans never went past the 30km mark of the 98km race track.

Joyce Nyaruri was out at the 42km, Jane Mwangi went until the 28km and Doreen Musoliza at the 14.