Cure hungry for more after silver and bronze

Gold medallist Annette Edmondson with Tasmania's silver medallist Amy Cure (left). Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Gold medallist Annette Edmondson with Tasmania's silver medallist Amy Cure (left). Picture: GETTY IMAGES

WEST Pine cyclist Amy Cure is determined to make it three medals in as many events after collecting her second at the Commonwealth Games.

The room Cure shares with Annette Edmondson in the Games village might have to employ extra security after the long-time teammates doubled up for the second night.

A day after finishing second and third in the individual pursuit, both riders took a step up the podium in the 10-kilometre scratch race, Edmondson winning with a trademark sprint finish and Cure leading for most of the final two laps before holding on for second.

``We'd better keep the door locked and the medals in a safe place,'' joked Cure, who said the three Aussies, including Melissa Hoskins, had executed a plan to perfection.

``I'm really stoked with that. To go in with a plan and execute it is pretty special. That doesn't always happen.

``We knew we had three really strong riders and Mel was really strong out there bringing back everything that tried to get away and towards the end we got a bit boxed in but found the move and it was amazing that it panned out that way.

``Nettie is one of the best track endurance sprinters out there and we knew we had a really good chance of winning so to do that and get silver as well is a real bonus.''

With no major breaks in the 40-lap race around the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Cure powered to the front with two laps left. 

The 21-year-old held the lead at the bell and through most of the final lap, 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.

``I can't thank her enough because her waiting until the last minute is the reason we kept that silver as well.

``I thought they were all coming, it wasn't until about a metre from the finish line that I realised no one's coming and I'd get silver.

``I really wasn't expecting that. I was going into the race just expecting to help Nettie out, so to get that silver medal is amazing.

``Being away from home for so long - I've spent just four weeks in Tasmania in the last year - Nettie and I have just become like sisters because 80 per cent of the year we're rooming together.

``We're very close friends and feel like family.''

The pair couldn't stop hugging each other following the race before receiving their medals and a kiss from Hoy in the velodrome named after him.

Cure is set to complete her hectic Glasgow schedule in the 25km points race, in which she is the reigning world champion.

``Hopefully I can get another medal,'' she said. 


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