SA cyclist Hendricks sprints to bronze

Clint Hendricks (Getty Images)
Clint Hendricks (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Cyclist Clint Hendricks has sprinted his way to a podium finish in the men's road race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

READ: Team SA flies to silver in 100m relay

The 26-year-old from Paarl took bronze in a photo finish behind Australia's Steele von Hoff and Welshman Jonathan Mould.

The first nine cyclists were credited with the same time, 3:57:01, and Hendricks got his wheel in front of Northern Irishman Mark Downey to clinch a third-place finish.

Hendricks' other compatriots Brendon Davids finished in 18th position, some 57 seconds off the front, with Bradley Potgieter 27th (+2:07).

Further back in 38th was Nicholas Dlamini (+2:38), while Nolan Hoffmann did not finish.

Team South Africa currently sit fifth on the overall medal standings thus far - winning 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze.

The Commonwealth Games ends on Sunday, April 15.

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