MEN’S OLYMPIC ROAD RACE RESULTS AND PHOTO GALLERY

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz won Olympic gold in the men’s cycling road race on Saturday, timing to perfection a tactical, final descent after a tough 145 mile course worthy of a mountain stage of the Grand Tour. It was only Ecuador’s second-ever gold at the Olympics after that of Jefferson Perez in the 50km race walk in the 1996 Atlanta Games. Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar, bidding to become the first cyclist to win the road race in the same year as the Tour de France, had to be content with bronze in a photo finish with Belgium’s silver medallist Wout van Aert.

“It’s an incredible moment for me,” said the 28-year-old Carapaz.

“You always have to believe. I have worked so hard to be here and it’s a huge moment for me.

“I can only say thank you to them (the Ecuadoran people) for the support and, honestly, for giving us such a big push.”

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MEN’S ROAD RACE RESULTS

1  CARAPAZ Richard Ecuador 6:05:26
2  VAN AERT Wout Belgium 1:07
3  POGAČAR Tadej Slovenia 1:07
4  MOLLEMA Bauke Netherlands 1:07
5  WOODS Michael Canada 1:07
6  MCNULTY Brandon United States 1:07
7  GAUDU David France 1:07
8  URÁN Rigoberto Colombia 1:07
9  YATES Adam Great Britain 1:07
10  SCHACHMANN Maximilian Germany 1:21

 

RBA/AFP Photos: Bettini

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