Chris Froome won Great Britain’s first cycling medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, taking bronze in the time trial, as Fabian Cancellara stormed to victory.
The Swiss rider was in a league of his own, making up time at the start of the second circuit to set the pace at the third time check and extending his lead through to the finish line.
It meant a second Olympic gold medal for Spartacus, after his time trial win in 2008, with Dutchman Tom Dumoulin claiming silver just weeks after breaking his wrist at the Tour de France.
Froome finished third, meanwhile, as the last rider to cross the line. The Briton was just behind Cancellara’s time at the second time check, but after his exertions winning the Tour de France, Froome settled for second – which he snatched by just four seconds.