Cure pipped at the post in race for bronze

Tasmania's world champion cyclist Amy Cure has narrowly missed a third Commonwealth Games medal after finishing fourth overnight in the 25km points race.

Cure had already picked up a bronze medal in the 3000m individual pursuit and a silver in the women's 10km scratch race.

The 21-year-old from Penguin came in to last night's 25km points race as the reigning world champion.

Cure was one of eight riders who took a lap and 20 bonus points. She then made a breakaway to try and get a second lap towards the end of the race but only could make it halfway before she was caught.

With a first, two seconds and a fourth from the 100-lap contest, Cure was sitting in third place overall on 32 points up util with final sprint, which was won by Scotland's Katie Archibald, who leapfrogged the Tasmanian into third to claim the bronze medal.

The event was won by Elinor Barker, of Wales, with England's Laura Trott in second. Both riders finished on 37 points, with Trott claiming the gold medal after she finished the race in a higher position.

"I think I used up a bit too much energy towards the middle," Cure said.

"I knew Trott's a really good sprinter so if I wanted to come home with the gold medal I had to try and get a lap up on her and unfortunately I couldn't pull it off and probably used up a bit too much energy trying to get it.

"I knew I had to give it all or nothing. Unfortunately it didn't pay off but I'm happy with my ride."

After a bronze in the individual pursuit and silver in the scratch race, Cure was delighted with her week's work as she returns to Belgium with her father Graeme on Tuesday.

"I'm definitely happy with that and just to be able to put on those Australian colours at a Commonwealth Games but it's an even more amazing experience to come home with a couple of medals.

"It would have been nice to get the set but I gave it all today and just didn't quite have enough in the end.

"It's my first Commonwealth Games and it's been an amazing experience and to come home with a couple of medals I'm just stoked."

In the boxing ring, Latrobe fighter Nick Cooney was valiant in defeat despite being beaten on points in the second round of the 60kg lightweight division.

Cooney was drawn to fight 21-year-old Scottish boxer Charlie Flynn. 

After three tight rounds, all three judges awarded the fight to Flynn 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27.

"It was a tough fight," Cooney said. 

"I was trying to do a lot of work but it just felt like I wasn't hitting him with anything. My range was all out and he just outworked me.

"No excuses, it was my fight to lose and I did.

"He's aggressive and likes to come in. I should have been in and out but it just wasn't working for me.

"I kept feeling I was missing and that made it difficult.

"I'm disappointed with my performance, that was a fight I should have won but I didn't do enough."

Three Tasmanians are in action on later today.

Eddie Ockenden and his Kookaburra teammates continue their title defence against South Africa. That match is due to start at 6pm (Tastime).

Huw Peacock and Jackson Woods will open their campaigns tonight.

Peacock faces qualification for the hammer throw at Hampden Park from 9.55pm (Tastime) while Cooney's Latrobe teammate Woods will fight reigning champion Sean McGoldrick, of Wales, in the 56kg bantamweight division soon after.

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