Melissa Lowther will not ride in today’s individual time trial after an administrative error meant that she was not formally entered into the race.

 Team England Chef de Mission Sarah Winckless said:

 “I have spoken to Melissa to offer my sincere apologies to her, her coaches and to British Cycling.

 “Melissa has trained hard for and focussed on this race and it should never be the case that an error on our part prevents an athlete showing what she can do. 

 “We appealed to the Commonwealth Games Federation to allow Melissa into the race it was not possible at such short notice.

 “Team England will be conducting a review to understand how the situation has arisen and how it can be prevented from happening again.”

 Melissa will still compete in the women’s road race on 14 April.