Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead win Glasgow road race

Mark Cavendish won the men's rave in Glasgow Mark Cavendish won the men's race in Glasgow

Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to claim his first National Road Race Championship in Glasgow.

The Manx rider overtook David Millar on the home straight and held off the challenge of Ian Stannard, who recovered from a puncture in the penultimate lap to claim silver.

Lizzie Armitstead earlier took the women's prize, finishing 63 seconds ahead of Laura Trott.

It was the first time the championships had been held on a city centre circuit.

The 14.2km route started and finished at Glasgow Green and continued out to the west end via Kelvingrove Park.

Lizzie Armitstead celebrates winning the 2013 National Women's Road Race Championships Lizzie Armitstead celebrates winning the 2013 National Women's Road Race Championships

In the men's race, David Millar had attacked in the final stages after a four-man leading group emerged in the ninth of 14 laps.

But the Scot could not get far enough ahead of Cavendish to negate the rider's famed sprinting ability.

Thousands lined the route for the races which began at 09:30 and lasted throughout the day.

Many roads in the city centre were closed and there was widespread disruption to traffic.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

16 °C 11 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain


  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'


  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?


  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SailingGame on

    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets

Programmes

  • European Union's anti-terrorism chief Gilles de KerchoveHARDtalk Watch

    Anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on the threat from returning Islamic State fighters

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.