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Result: Team England's Charlie Tanfield hangs on for individual pursuit gold

Charlie Tanfield of England beats Scotland's John Archibald to Commonwealth Games gold in the men's 4000m individual pursuit.

Team England cyclist Charlie Tanfield has won his first Commonwealth Games gold medal courtesy of victory over Scotland's John Archibald in the men's 4000m individual pursuit.

Tanfield powered into an early lead over the opening kilometre, crossing the 1000m mark with a 1.790 lead over his Scottish rival.

However, Archibald began to eat away at that lead over the remaining time and was faster in each of the following three kilometres, threatening to storm back and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Tanfield lost almost a second in the final kilometre alone, but by that stage he had built up a big enough advantage to ensure that he claimed gold in 4:15.952 - 0.704s ahead of Archibald.

Archibald had been hoping to make it a golden double for the family after watching sister Katie top the podium earlier in the evening, but he was forced to settle for silver on the Gold Coast.

There was disappointment for the host nation Australia in the bronze-medal race, meanwhile, as Jordan Kerby was beaten to the final podium place by New Zealand's Dylan Kennett.

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