Cancellara in, Evans out of Olympic Games time trial

Taylor Phinney, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 21

Fabian Cancellara will defend his Olympic time trial crown on Wednesday despite an awkward crash in the London 2012 men's road race on the weekend.

Young American Taylor Phinney could stand to benefit from what is becoming a weakened and diminished field with Australia's Cadel Evans withdrawing due to fatigue.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.