England tandem team fined following Commonwealth Games podium protest

Sophie Unwin and pilot Georgia Holt receive apology from organisers but a fine from the UCI. And still no medal.

Spohie Unwin and Georgia Holt protest
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The England paracycling duo of Sophie Unwin and Georgia Holt have received an apology from Commonwealth Games organisers but, at the same time, a fine from cycling's governing body following their protest after discovering that they would not be receiving a bronze medal from yesterday's women's tandem B sprint.

Despite finishing third the pair were denied a place on the podium due to a rule that states a bronze medal will not be awarded in races with just four entries. The scoreboard at the Lee Valley Velopark Velodrome in London flashed up that pair were medal winners, but Unwin was left in tears after officials informed her of the ruling.

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