Ellen Van Dijk of the Netherlands celebrates her gold medal in the women's time trial. Picture: Ross Brownlee/SNS

Ellen van Dijk and Victor Campenarts win cycling time trials

If road cyclist Hayley Simmonds has learned one thing from her time in Glasgow, it’s to never trust the weather forecast. The 30-year-old woke up for her early morning European Championship time trial expecting bright sunshine on Wednesday but faced anything but – a shower putting an early dampener on proceedings on the road.

Jack Carlin celebrates winning bronze in the men's keirin. Picture: Getty

Jack Carlin signs off with bronze medal in keirin

Fittingly the curtain came down on cycling’s European Championships with a Scottish medal for the Glasgow crowd to cheer in an event in which the legend whose name adorns the velodrome produced some of his most thrilling moments.

Scotland's Jack Carlin in action at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture; Matt King/Getty

Jack Carlin ready to realise his Glasgow 2018 cycling dream

When Jack Carlin enters the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome 
arena in Glasgow to start his European Championships campaign today his eyes will be drawn to the stands. Not just to locate the army of friends and family there to support him but also, perhaps, to reflect on the fact that was where he was four years ago.

Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey. Pic: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Richard Moore: Geraint Thomas’ stealthy rise to the top

A scene in Time Trial, the recently released film, shows David Millar riding alongside Geraint Thomas during an early season stage race in Italy in 2014. Millar, in his final year, is offloading to Thomas, complaining about the way younger riders race, the lack of respect, the distance, the cold, the sheer pointlessness of, as he put it in another scene, “200 idiots racing each other to a line in the road”.

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