Cure adds silver to her Games medal tally

Tasmanian cycling star Amy Cure has added a silver medal to her bronze after finishing second behind compatriot Annette Edmondson in the women's 10km scratch race early this morning.

For Edmondson it was just rewards after finishing second in the women's 3000 metre individual pursuit two nights earlier.

Edmondson, 22, was one of three Australians in the 10km scratch event alongside Cure and Melissa Hoskins and like a mini road race they worked together to set up the former sprinter to make her telling dash to the line.

Edmondson's gold was set up in the final two laps as teammate Cure took the lead with two laps to go.

Edmondson sat behind Scotland's Katie Archibald, holding back her run calmly before pouncing at the final turn.

"It was nice to have support out there from the team. Amy Cure and Melissa Hoskins worked really hard and whoever won was just a bonus," she said.

On Cure's contribution, Edmondson added: "She was going to head out hard if the option was there and she was forced to go quite early because we got stuck on the corner. 

"There were two laps to go so I didn't have to panic,  Just had to sit in the wheel, relax, and make sure no one came round the corner and try and hold the rest of them off so we could get the silver as well."

Cure paid tribute to her Games roommate Edmondson for leaving her sprint to the last corner, helping her hold off rivals to claim silver.

"We knew we had Nettie's such an amazing sprinter, so we knew we had a team to go in there and have a really good chance of winning," Cure said. "So to bring that gold home and also silver is a bonus."

The 21-year-old Tasmanian held the lead at the bell and through most of the final lap, with Edmondson waiting until the last possible moment to burst past and claim gold.

"Nettie is such a smart sprinter, she waited until the very last minute to make a move and that made it really hard for all the others," Cure said.

Cure has a chance to add a gold to her Games medal haul when she lines up for  the women's 25km points race on Monday morning (Tastime), in which she is the reigning world champion.

Meanwhile, Hobart hockey player Eddie Ockenden made an emphatic start to their Commonwealth Games campaign with a solid 7-1 defeat of Wales at the National Hockey Centre.

The Hockeyroos' next game is on Monday at 6pm (Tastime).


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