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Annemiek van Vleuten: No race radios led to confusion at Tokyo Olympics

Annemiek van Vleuten has stated her mixed feelings over securing the silver medal in the women’s road race at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Dutch rider was unaware that gold-medal winner Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) was ahead of the field when she attacked in the final, and crossed the line thinking she had won the Olympic title only to learn later that she had in fact taken the silver medal.
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Anna Kiesenhofer: Mathematician, amateur cyclist, Olympic champion

As an amateur rider, Anna Kiesenhofer’s Olympics victory might have been a surprise, but she was not a rider to be underestimated. In an extraordinary comeback story, the winner of the road race at the Tokyo Olympics left the sport at the end of 2017 when she found herself out of contract. She came into Tokyo without a pro team and left as Olympic Champion.
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Deignan frustrated with 'weird agendas' in Olympic road race

Lizzie Deignan (Great Britain) was forced to settle for 11th place in the women’s road race at the Tokyo Olympics, with the British rider often finding herself isolated and marked in a race that saw Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) pull off a shock win. Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) celebrated what she...
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Olympics: Van Vleuten celebrates but mistakes silver for gold

Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line at the Olympic road race in Tokyo with her arms in the air, however, she had not won the race on the Fuji Speedway. After allowing the breakaway to reach a gap over eleven minutes, the peloton were looking to the pre-race favourites of the four-woman Dutch team who refused to chase for most of the race. After an earlier crash involving Emma Norsgaard, van Vleuten sustained a solo chase between the peloton and the breakaway but the move didn’t last.
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Olympics: Shock gold for Anna Kiesenhofer in women's road race

Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) pulled off one of the biggest ever shocks in women's elite road racing to win the Olympic title in Tokyo on Sunday. The Austrian attacked from the gun as part of a five-rider break that managed to build a lead of 11 minutes before she dropped her companions on the Kagosaka Pass with 41km to go and held off the entire bunch to take gold.
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Tokyo Olympics: Women's Road Race - Live coverage

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the women's road race at the Tokyo Olympics. Pleased to have you with us to follow the second cycling event of the Tokyo Olympics, the 137 kilometre women's road race from Musashinonomori Park to the Fuji International Speedway. With an hour and...
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Woods: 'I did all I could' in hunt for a medal at Olympics

Michael Woods came up short in his hunt for a medal in the elite men’s road race at the Tokyo Olympics Games. The Canadian was part of a select chase-group that sprinted for the silver and bronze medals, behind solo winner and gold medallist Richard Carapaz (Ecuador), but he finished fifth at the Fuji International Speedway.
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Peter Stetina wins The Rift Gravel Race

Peter Stetina carried on his incredible form to take the Rift Gravel Race in Iceland on Saturday. The 200km event, widely respected as one of the most spectacular and hardest gravel races in the world, saw Stetina hold off a determined challenge from Ingvar Omarsson by just under thirty seconds with Birkir Ingvason completing the podium.
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Holly Mathews wins The Rift Gravel

Holly Mathews won the 200km elite women race at The Rift Gravel in Hvolsvöllur, Iceland. Mathews finished the event in 8:04 to beat Sarah Sturm by 57 seconds and US road race champion Lauren Stephens by 11:40. BRiefResults. Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult. 1Holly Mathews 8:04:15. 2Sarah Sturm 0:00:57. 3Lauren Stephens...
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Quinn Simmons wins Tour de Wallonie

Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) secured his second stage win of the week on the final day of the Tour de Wallonie, which finished in a sprint in Quaregnon. The Dutchman sprinted to victory ahead of Matteo Fabbro (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Milan Menten (Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB). Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) finished in the...
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Olympics: Wout van Aert sees the silver lining

You could forgive Wout van Aert for growing sick of the sight of silver but the Belgian rider displayed little disappointment after finishing runner-up in the road race at the Tokyo Olympics. Having placed second in both the road race and time trial at last year's World Championships, and again...