Nicholas Dlamini chose to focus on the road race later in the Games. Photo: Dan Peled/EPA

BRISBANE – Brendon Davids, South Africa’s sole representative in the men's individual cycling time trial, finished 10th of 53 finishers in 51min 44.00sec over the 38.5km along the Currumbin beachfront at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast on Tuesday.

That put him 3:30.96 behind Cameron Meyer of Australia. Davids was in the mix in the early stages but then dropped his chain just after the big hill of the course. 

Davids’s fellow South African Nicholas Dlamini didn’t start, with his focus on the road race later in the Games and is also nursing a tired knee. 

"It’s a bittersweet result for me," said Davids. "It was probably my best time trial ever in terms of performance but unfortunately I had an issue out on the course and lost a big chunk of time having to slow down and stop and try and get going again and it was on a pretty fast piece of the course. 

"But at the end of the day it’s part and parcel of what we do in cycling and I’ll take the positives and roll with it." 

African News Agency (ANA)

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