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Up to 8 million tune in as Commonwealth Games closes

The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering, star-filled closing ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

England has topped the medal table of the Commonwealth Games with a total of 174 medals.

Up to 8 million viewers tuned in to see Kylie and a host of other stars close Glasgow 2014, which has been dubbed the "best ever" Commonwealth Games.

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England's Alex Dowsett takes gold in cycling time trial

England's Alex Dowsett has won Commonwealth gold in the men's time trial road cycling race.

The 25-year-old stormed though the final section and made up a five second deficit to Australia's Rohan Dennis, who led most of the race.

The Englishman came in almost 10 seconds ahead of the Australian when the finishline arrived six and half kilometres later.

England's Alex Dowsett with his Gold Medal from the time trial in Glasgow City Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: PA

England's Commonwealth champion told BBC Sport: "Nobody wanted that more than I did, after the disappointment of not being picked for the Tour de France and the silver in Delhi in 2010.

"I've been angry all this month, ever since I was a kid I have pulled something out of the bag when I have been really angry. It's pretty special that."

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