Fabian Cancellara wins Rio Olympics men's time trial as Chris Froome claims bronze

Swiss time trial master Fabian Cancellara puts in a blistering ride to claim Rio Olympic gold as Chris Froome places third behind Tom Dumoulin

Fabian Cancellara, men's time trial in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) obliterated his rivals in the men's individual time trial at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to claim a second career gold in the discipline.

Cancellara defied the pre-race predictions that he would not be able to match the pace of Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) and Chris Froome (Great Britain) by beating both by a significant margin over the hilly 54.56km course.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.