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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