Monday, August 22, 2016

Rio Olympic Cycling Results

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland took the gold medal in the time trial
The Rio Olympics are now history, and I hope that you got a chance to see some of the cycling action. The men's road race was held on the first day of competition and the men's mountain bike race was held on the last day. Great Britain solidified its position as the dominant nation in cycling. They took home 12 medals, including six gold. The Netherlands won six, the United States five, and no other nation had more than three. British cyclists have also won four of the last five Tour de France races (one for Bradley Wiggins and three for Chris Froome). Bradley Wiggins was part of the British gold medal winning team pursuit. Froome failed to medal in the road race, but took home the bronze medal in the individual time trial. Mark Cavendish, who stands second all-time in Tour de France stage wins, took silver in the men's omnium.

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland was participating in his last Olympics. In fact, this is his last season as a professional cyclist. He's finishing his career on a high note, winning a gold medal in the individual time trial.

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