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Rio 2016 Olympic Games time trials: photo gallery

Veterans Kristin Armstrong and Fabian Cancellara wind back the clocks to claim gold medals

Eight years ago, both Kristin Armstrong and Fabian Cancellara celebrated gold medal success in the individual time trials at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Fast forward eight years, and the setting may have been different – this time Rio 2016 – but the two cycling legends were on the top steps of their respective podiums once again.

Rio 2016 Olympic time trial, Fabian Cancellara (Pic: Sirotti)
Fabian Cancellara reflects on his second Olympic gold medalĀ (Pic: Sirotti)

Armstrong, one day short of her 43rd birthday, won her third consecutive time trial gold earlier in the day, while Cancellara paced his ride perfectly in the men’s race to storm to his second gold medal.

On a day when Chris Froome won Britain’s first cycling gold medal of Rio 2016, both the men’s and women’s time trial provided hugely popular winners.

Relive the action through the lens of photographer Stefano Sirotti in the full-screen gallery below.

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