Twitter reacts to Fabian Cancellara and Kristin Armstrong’s Olympic time trial wins

Here's how people reacted to the men's and women's Olympic time trials at Rio 2016

Hayley Simmonds, who arguably should have been racing in Rio, was very pleased about Fabian Cancellara’s victory

Former teammate Jens Voigt congratulated the Swiss on finishing his career with such a big result

Orica-BikeExchange‘s communications director joined the chorus of congratulations

Bauke Mollema firstly acknowledged his compatriot’s ride for silver but then gave deserved praise to the gold medallist

Cafe Roubaix summed up Spartacus’s incredible palmarès

Kristin Armstrong (USA) took her third consecutive gold in the women’s event earlier in the day and praise flowed in for her, too.

Silver medallist Olga Zabelinskaya (Russia) finished an 18-month doping ban in September 2015 which was in plenty of time for her to appear at Rio 2016.

That recent infringement had not been forgotten by those commenting on the final result

Taylor Phinney did not perform as well as he would have wanted – finishing 22nd at 5-10, but he was still pleased for his fellow American

Dan Craven (Namibia), who only decided to ride the men’s event after his Twitter fans overwhelmingly voted for him to do so, kept up his theme of loving rusk biscuits

USA Cycling highlighted a small problem Armstrong will be pleased to have

Armstrong shared the victory with her young son