Kristin Armstrong wins Rio Olympics women's time trial; GB's Emma Pooley 14th

American Kristin Armstrong takes her third Olympic TT gold ahead of Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia; Emma Pooley finishes in 14th place

Kristin Armstrong wins the women's time trial, Rio 2016 Olympic Games

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

American Kristin Armstrong (USA) took her third Olympic time trial title on Wednesday, putting in a perfectly-paced performance over the hilly route to claim gold in Rio.

As defending champion and pre-race favourite, Armstrong was last rider off and cruised through the first time check at 10 kilometre as quickest rider – despite evidently suffering from a nose bleed.

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