Burke and Wiggins miss out on Commonwealth gold

England's Sir Bradley Wiggins after losing the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Gold Medal Race to Australia at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

England's Sir Bradley Wiggins after losing the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Gold Medal Race to Australia at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

First published in Sport

STEVEN Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins had to settle for silver in the Commonwealth Games after they were beaten by Australia in the final.

Colne’s Burke and Chorley’s Wiggins were joined by Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant for the gold medal ride but were outclassed by the current world champions.

The Aussies set a Commonwealth Games record of 3.54.851 to take gold with England a little over five seconds behind.

Both teams finished with three men but Australia, having set off strongly, maintained their advantage all the way to the line.

New Zealand took the bronze ahead of Canada in fourth.

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