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.
In a scene never before witnessed in the Tour de France, the race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) was forced to leave his broken Pinarello behind and run up the Mont Ventoux in a tumultuous finale to a shortened stage. Although Froome finished more than a minute behind his rivals for the overall in the Tour de France, the race officials later reversed the time gaps due to the crowd-induced chaos, keeping the Team Sky rider in the maillot jaune.
Congratulations to 2016 Vaulta winner Movistar’s Nairo Quintana taking overall victory in Madrid ahead of Chris Froome (Sky) and Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange). It was however Orica’s Magnus Cort Nielsen who would win the races final bunch sprint.