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Men’s Olympic time trial: photo gallery

Bradley Wiggins claimed the seventh Olympic medal of his career in emphatic style to become Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian. 

The Londoner rose to the occassion on home soil to win ahead of world time trial champion Tony Martin (Germany) and Great Britain and Team Sky teammate, Chris Froome.

Thousands of people lined the 44km circuit which started and finished at Hampton Court Palace, sportingly cheering on all competitors but reserving their biggest cheers for Wiggins and Froome.

Here’s a gallery of pictures capturing the finest moments of the day from official UCI WorldTour photographer, Stefano Sirotti.

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Spanish time trial champion, Luis Leon Sanchez, suffered repeated mechanical issues, including snapping his chain with his first pedal stroke

Alexander Vinokourov (Kazakhstan) took gold in the road race last Saturday, but had to be content with 23rd in the time trial

Chris Froome enjoyed tremendous support during a superb ride that netted him the bronze medal

Tony Martin produced something close to his best form to produce an impressive ride and win the silver medal

Wiggins responded to the overwhelming support of the crowd with a gold-medal winning ride

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