Men’s Olympic Individual Time Trial Results

37 riders from 28 different countries took the start of the men’s 44km ITT.

Spain experienced a day of up and downs.  Nicolas was flying on course, catching the man in front of him, Canada’s .  But, Luis Leon Sanchez snapped his chain leaving the start ramp. He later had to change his rear wheel as well.

At the first time check, it was (Germany) who set the fastest time, five seconds quicker than () and six seconds faster than defending gold medalist Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland).

At the second time check, () set the fastest time. Martin beat this time, though Wiggins would better the German rider at this mark by 11 seconds. This trend continued through the final time check as well Cancellara continued to slow.

At the finish, Denmark’s set the early best time at 54.33.  Later, (Slovenia) knocked 24 seconds off this time.  Castroviejo was first man inside 54 minutes. (Australia) bettered this, though his time didn’t last long—Froome toppled it, inside of 52 minutes.  Martin bested the British rider, but the British Toru de France winner bettered the German, giving Wiggins the gold medal.

Final Standings:

1 ()0:50:39.54
2 (Germany)0:00:42.00
3Christopher Froome ()0:01:08.33
4Taylor Phinney (United States of America)0:01:58.53
5 (Italy)0:02:09.74
6 (Australia)0:02:11.85
7Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)0:02:14.17
8 (Germany)0:02:38.50
9 Nicolas (Spain)0:02:49.82
10 (Slovenia)0:03:30.18

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