Glasgow & West Scotland

Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead win Glasgow road race

Mark Cavendish won the men's rave in Glasgow
Image caption 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.

Image caption 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.

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