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Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games

Manchester, England, July 27 - August 3, 2002

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July 29 - Men's Cross - Country, Rivington

Green gets golden birthday present.

By Gerry McManus, Cyclingnews correspondent in Rivington

Celebrating his 28th birthday, current world XC champion Roland Green led in a Canadian one-two in the Commonwealth games cross-country cycling event at Rivington. After a slow start by Green's standards, he pulled away with eventual silver medallist Seamus McGrath as they time-trialled their way around the difficult circuit.

They slowly built a lead together until 5km to go and with McGrath now safe from the challenging Liam Killeen (England), Green took off to win in 1:52.48. McGrath trailed in 46 seconds later and warmly congratulated Green.

"It is satisfying to win here today," commented Green. "When it all comes together and it's your birthday, you have to believe that good things happen for a reason. I couldn't have had a better day if I dreamt it up."

20-year-old Killeen showed experience beyond his years and his future looks bright in cycle sport. He has also shown a turn of speed in road events finishing fourth in the GB under-23 road-race championship event earlier this year.

Results - 39 km

1 Roland Green (Canada)                       1.52.48 (20.743 km/h)
2 Seamus Mcgrath (Canada)                        0.46
3 Liam Killeen (England)                         2.46
4 Kashi Leuchs (New Zealand)                     5.54
5 Craig Gordon (Australia)                       5.57
6 Barrie Clarke (England)                        8.43
7 Josh Fleming (Australia)                       8.48
8 Oli Beckingsale (England)                     10.54
9 Paul Rowney (Australia)                       12.20
10 Geoff David Kabush (Canada)                  14.04
11 Jamie Norfolk (Wales)                        15.02
12 Mannie Heymans (Namibia)                     17.38
13 Tim Davies (Wales)
14 Ian Jeremiah (Wales)
15 Marc Bassingthwaighte (Namibia)
16 Jessy Omaro James (Antigua & Barbuda)
DNF Elliot Baxter (Isle of Man)
DNF Glenn Kinning (Northern Ireland)
DNF David Kinja (Kenya)
DNF Rory Gonsalves (Antigua & Barbuda)