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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.

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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.

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Duncan Scott celebrates taking gold in the 200m freestyle final: Picture AFP/Getty

Duncan Scott defies the odds to clinch stunning gold

When a weary-looking Duncan Scott gingerly left the press interview area at Tollcross on Monday evening having just scraped into the men’s 200m freestyle final as slowest qualifier, it would have taken a brave gambler to wager anything more than a few quid each way on the Scottish star.

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