Within the closing phases on the Lee Valley VeloPark, London, the Aberdeenshire star – second in the identical occasion at Gold Coast 2018 – hit the entrance in a bid for glory, however needed to accept fourth place in a pulsating end which noticed English biking icon Laura Kenny come by because the winner.
New Zealand’s Michaela Drummond was second and Canadian Maggie Coles-Lyster was third.
Cuminestown bike owner Neah Evans mirrored on a ‘painful’ ending within the girls’s 10km scratch race closing on the Commonwealth Video games.
Talking simply after the dramatic finale, 32-year-old Evans – who had already claimed 25km factors race silver and three,000m particular person pursuit bronze in Birmingham – mentioned: “It was so shut, but to this point. It began hitting up with 10 (laps) to go and I knew that was going to be it and we set off once more.
“You simply need to be so on it and there was a transfer off the entrance, and I believed: ‘that is it, go along with it’.
“It was a bit far out simply to actually go, as a result of I knew the others can be dashing on to my wheel. I hesitated and shouldn’t have. It was painfully shut.
“I went into it eager to win and I mentioned I might gamble coming away with nothing, which is sadly what occurred.
“I might have been comfortable to dash (nearer to the top), however the way in which it occurred, I simply felt it was too good a chance to overlook.
“It’s so straightforward to say: ‘I ought to have waited or finished this or that’. On the warmth of the second, that’s what I made a decision to do and in the present day it didn’t work out. Such is racing.”
Regardless of the frustration over the scratch race, Evans – an Olympic silver medallist within the workforce pursuit ultimately yr’s delayed Tokyo Video games alongside Kenny – is fairly glad with Commonwealths haul, having now gained 4 observe medals within the blue and white of Scotland, including: “To say earlier than I got here right here I’d get two medals, I’d have taken that success.
“Within the warmth of the second, it was so shut right here. In every race, I feel: ‘had I finished that otherwise…’, however that’s the way in which it goes.
“It’s the character of observe racing – it’s bitter-sweet. However I’m in an excellent place. We now have the Europeans arising after which the Worlds solely six weeks after that, so it’s sufficient frustration I’ll hold my foot on the fuel and get some good outcomes at Euros and Worlds.”
North-east racer Evans could but add to her Birmingham medal tally away from the observe, as she is scheduled to compete in each the person time trial and highway race later within the week.
Victorious Kenny, 30, Nice Britain’s most profitable feminine Olympian with 5 golds, was contemplating quitting the game after struggling a miscarriage, adopted by an ectopic being pregnant, in current months.
Talking a decade on from successful two Olympic golds on the similar residence venue, she revealed she instructed her husband Jason this was to be her closing race.