Congratulations to Fabian Cancellara closing his illustrious Olympic Games career with an emotional victory in the men’s time trial. Cancellara put in a storming ride in Rio to beat pre-race favourites Tom Dumoulin (Netherland) and Chris Froome (Great Britain) with his time of 1:12:15.
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan prevailed in a four-man sprint to claim victory in Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem cobbled classic in Belgium, but the race was overshadowed by a serious crash involving Belgian rider Antoine Demoitie.
Sagan, who was second at Friday’s E3 Harelbeke, held off Fabian Cancellara, Vyacheslav Kuznetsov and Sep Vanmarcke to record his second Gent-Wevelgem triumph after winning the 2013 edition. “I’m very happy that I’ve won finally in this (rainbow) jersey,” said Sagan, after earning his first win as world champion.
Results: 1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team 2. Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 3. Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha 4. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek-Segafredo 5. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ