Bronzini springs last-gasp surprise on Cooke and Arndt

Girogia Bronzini wins, World Championships 2010, women's road race

While waiting for the perfect moment to open her sprint against Germany's Judith Arndt, the gold medal and rainbow jersey she had one hand on slipped away from Nicole Cooke.

With 200 metres to go, Cooke was perfectly poised to win the World Championship road race in Geelong, near Melbourne. Arndt had blown her flame out trying to go for a long sprint. Tucked on the wheel, Cooke looked to have judged the two-up finish precisely. But she had not reckoned on being caught from behind.

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