Tokyo 2020 Olympics time trial LIVE: Follow live updates from the men's race

Live coverage of the women's and men's Olympic Games time trial at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan

Welcome to live coverage of the women's and men's time trials from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Follow useful links and the live action below:

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How do the Olympic time trials work?

Tokyo 2020 cycling medal table


Good morning and welcome to live coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games time trials - we've got action from both the men and the women today.

In the women's event we have a field of 25 riders that will take on a single lap of the 22.1km course (the men will ride two).

Here's the map and profile of the course - as you can see it's quite a hilly one and will be a real test for the riders:

Masomah Ali Zada, from Afghanistan but riding for the Olympic Refugee Team, makes sets off on the course as the first rider of the day

The riders will be taking off from the start in increments of 1-30. We've just had our third rider, Anna Shackley of Great Britain, down the start ramp

In case you missed it, here's the full list of starters and their times today:

There's some tricky corners for the riders formed by barriers in the early part of the course, but a lot of the riding will come on some quite wide, expansive roads of the the Fuji International Speedway circuit. The road back into the finish also feature some fairly tough short ascents you may have seen during the road races at the weekend.

The multiple Luxembourg champion Christine Majerus is out on the course

We've got intermediate splits at 9.7km and 15km today. So far Anna Shackley is the fastest through the first split with a time of 15:55.28

Karol Ann-Canuel (Can) has pushed Shackley off the top of the intermediate sprint leaderboard, going 23 seconds faster through the uphill split

The first intermediate split comes towards the top of the main climb of the day on what looks to be a particularly steep section. So far we've seen most riders take it on the drops rather than in the time trial position on the out-front skis

We're flying through the start list here though, there's only seven riders now left to take to the course

Amber Neben (USA) takes to the course. The US are of course defending champions, though the three-time winner Kristin Armstrong is now retired having won this event in every Games since 2008

Here goes Annemiek van Vleuten. She'll be hoping to go one better than her silver in the road race on Sunday

Van Vleuten looks like she's had some early gear issues here but is continuing on

Grace Brown (Aus) is off the start ramp.

Chloe Dygert is out on the course, just Van der Breggen to come

We're about to have our first finisher - Julie van der Velde (Belgium) sets a time of 34-23 as the early benchmark

Anna van der Breggen is out on course and that's all of the riders through the start gate

Anna Shackley has set a new time of 34.13, but that's almost immediately beaten by Karol-Ann Canuel by over a minute (33-07)

Longo Borghini doesn't look like she's off to a flyer here as she goes through the 9.7km split. She's ranked fifth through there so far but 19 seconds behind Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA)

The top of the leaderboard is changing rapidly here. Sarah Gigante (Aus) has just posted a new benchmark of 33-01

Annemiek van Vleuten is fastest through the first intermediate split - 28 seconds faster than the second place rider!

Grace Brown isn't far off Van Vleuten through the 9.7km mark though, just a shade over six seconds behind

We've had nine finishers so far and Gigante's lead still stands by over six seconds

Leah Kirchmann (Can) narrowly misses out on taking the lead, crossing the line 0.4 seconds behind Gigante's time

Lisa Klein (Ger) goes even closer, missing out by 0.37 seconds through the finish

It doesn't look like it's Chloe Dygert's day, she's gone through the first checkpoint 51 seconds down on Van Vleuten

We have a new leader in the hotseat - Juliette Labous of France sets a time of 32-42

Van der Breggen is 18 seconds down on Van Vleuten at the first time check. She can definitely come back from that but Van Vleuten does seem to be on a flyer today

Van Vleuten held her pace through the 15km time check and was 28 seconds ahead of Grace Brown. She's now heading towards the finish on the Speedway circuit

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio sets a new best time of 32-37

Elisa Longo Borghini come in 23 seconds down on the lead. That'll put her in bronze for now but there won't be a second medal for the Italian at these Games

Amber Neben (USA) smashes the best time by 1-12, but Van Vleuten is only just behind and takes another 1-12 out of Neben! Incredible ride by the Dutchwoman

Grace Brown has forced her way into the silver medal position, 1-08 down on Van Vleuten

Van der Breggen was 42 seconds down at the second time check, so it looks like she won't be able to take gold from her compatriot

Marlen Reusser (Sui) is now into second place ahead of Grace Brown. That's a strong ride and it doesn't look like Chlow Dygert will be beating it

Dygert is 2-16 down, with van der Breggen coming in just behind her, finishing at 1-03 down to take bronze.

Annemiek van Vleuten (Ned) win the the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games time trial gold medal

Here's the top-10 in the women's time trial:

Here's the full report from the women's race:

Stay tuned as we've got the men's time trial coming up shortly

The first rider in the men's will be off at 14:00:00 (Japan) / 06:00:00 (UK)

Good morning folks!

Here's a look at the men's course, as riders take on a 44.2km run over two laps of the Fuji Speedway course. 

We're just a few minutes away from the start of the men's Olympic time trial. 

And we're away! Ahmad Wais is off the start ramp.

The next two riders are out on the course now, Saeid Safarzadeh from Iran and Azzedine Lagab from Algeria. 

Amanual Ghebreigzabhier from Eritrea and Nikias Arndt from Germany both out on the course now. 

Ireland's Nico Roche hitting the course. 

The rider selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics TT has proved pretty controversial.

We're now seeing the first of the tough ramps early in the course, as the early riders are hitting the first hill of the course. 

The first riders are hitting the intermediate timing check, 9.7km into the course. 

Lawson Craddock from the USA is out on the course. 

Ooh that looked like a cheeky bit of drafting behind a team car there from Ahmad Wais across the finish line after the first lap. 

The first few riders are crossing the finish line for the first time after their opening lap.

Organisers have opted to send riders off in waves of 13. 

We have a good wave of riders on the wave as well, with Geoghegan Hart, Australia's Richie Porte and Remco Evenepoel (Belgium). Evenepoel particularly should give us a really strong early benchmark. 

The main favourites for today's race are world champion Filippo Ganna (Italy), Wout van Aert (Belgium) and former world champion Rohan Dennis (Australia).

There are a few outsiders worth mentioning here as well.

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Richie Porte both out on the course now! 

Remco Evenepoel hits the start ramp. He's looking seriously motivated. 

Evenepoel is pushing hard! Sketchy little moment on a corner then as he swapped from the TT bars to the base bar.  He clearly wants this one. 

Nikias Arndt is the first ride to finish the full course. 

Hugo Houle takes the lead! 

Tao Geoghegan Hart is a long way back at the first timing check, 9.7km into the course.

Richie Porte also considerably slower than Houle at the first time point, 41 seconds down on the Canadian.

Alberto Bettiol (Italy) is the new fastest rider at the first time check, with a time of 13-15, five seconds faster than Houle. 

George Bennett (NZl) has finished his race and is currently sitting fifth, coming in just over an hour after his start. 

Bettiol has slowed at the second timing check and his now fourth fastest on the course. 

Tao Geoghegan Hart has just finished his first lap with the ninth fastest time. It's not looking like a great result for the Brit. 

Wow Evenepoel is on a storming ride. The Belgian has caught Australia's Richie Porte just after the first lap. 

OUCH looks like nasty cramp for Ion Izagirre of Spain, just 18 minutes into his ride. 

Evenepoel has now gone up on Houle at last after 27km! He's 13 seconds ahead now according to the on screen graphics.

Slightly terrifying shots of Remco Evenepoel on the descent there. He's was in the most extreme aero tuck and the bike was wobbling all over the place.

The first riders from the final wave are hitting the course, as Tobias Foss (Norway) rolls down the start ramp. 

Brandon McNulty from the USA hitting the course now.

We have a new leader! Remco Evenepoel has absolutely smashed his ride, beating Hugo Houle by more than 30 seconds. 

Alberto Bettiol goes second quickest, 17s slower than Evenepoel and in provisional silver medal position. Great ride from the Italian. 

Wow Rigoberto Urán! He has been flying in his second lap and is faster than Evenepoel at the final timing check. Can he hold on to take the provisional lead?! 

Some serious hitters out on the course now, as Tom Dumoulin and Primož Roglič have both hit the course.

Urán is slowing! He has just four seconds over Evenepoel now into the final few kilometres and looks like he's fading. 

Geraint Thomas hits the course. He's had countless crashes in the last few weeks, so it's hard to say how he's actually going. But Thomas can often pull out a huge TT performance. 

Urán digging deep in the final straight! He's put everything into this ride, 20 seconds with 300m to race. He's done it!!

Here's the current top-three after Urán's amazing ride.  

Have to give a shout out to the course designer of this TT. The undulations really make this an unpredictable day and its turning into a thrilling race against the clock.

Tom Dumoulin fastest at the first timing check, just 9.7km into this 44km race.

Roglič is even faster than Dumoulin at the first timing check! 

Rohan Dennis slightly slower than Roglič at the first time check, about seven seconds down on the Slovenian. 

This last wave are absolutely smashing the previous fastest times. 

Rohan Dennis is third fastest after one lap, about nine seconds slower than Roglič's benchmark. But it's still very very close with 22km to race for these guys. 

Küng fourth fastest after the first lap,  16 second slower than Roglič. This is remarkable close still. 

Van Aert fourth fastest after first lap, 10 seconds slower than Roglič. 

Filippo Ganna is NOT the fastest after the first lap.

It would take a braver person than me to try and guess the result of this after one lap. 

Worth pointing out three of the five fastest riders are all from the Jumbo-Visma team during the regular season.

Rohan Dennis has caught Geraint Thomas out on the road! We've not seen much of Thomas at all from the TV images, but he was 11th fastest after the first lap, almost a minute slower than Roglič. 

Bit of a battle between Roglič and Kasper Asgreen. 

Yet again this is a brilliant course, it really balances the climbs with rapid downhill sections and a few technical moments to really test the bike skill.

Roglič has caught Asgreen and gone past yet again. But Asgreen overtakes yet again! 

Tom Dumoulin finishes his ride as the provisional fastest! 

Dumoulin is our provisional leader with a time of 56-05, but we still have the rest of the favourites to come.  

Looks like Wout van Aert has struggled in the second lap, he's around 30 seconds slower than Dumoulin out on the road but he still has a few km left of his ride. 

Brandon McNulty well outside the top-10 as he finishes his ride, three minutes slower than the current leader.  

Primož Roglič is absolutely ripping this course up. He's well up on Dumoulin's time as he hits the final straight. 

Still 5km left for Van Aert but he's a long way outside the time of Roglič. It may not be a second medal for the Belgian in this year's games.  

Rohan Dennis crosses the line to finish is run, he's a minute slower than Roglič!

It's been a brilliant ride by Stefan Küng (Switzerland), but he finishes just outside the medals by a fraction.

Ah Wout van Aert crosses the line well outside the medals.

Filippo Ganna crosses the line and it's finished, Primož Roglič wins Olympic gold in the men's time trial! 

Here is the final result: 

Here is the official top 10: 

Now this is staggering.

Medals ceremony is underway and Roglič does his classic ski-jumpers celebration. It's been a while since we've seen that, but Roglič looks overwhelmed by this victory. 

It's also a phenomenal result for Tom Dumoulin, who took an indefinite break from cycling earlier this year and was unsure if he wanted to continue to be a professional. 

Catch up on the full report here: 

Reaction from both time trials has been pouring in.

Here is Tom Dumoulin's reaction to his silver medal in the men's TT: 

Read the full reaction from Primož Roglič after his gold medal ride: 

It's been a rough few weeks for Geraint Thomas.