Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) won a gruelling Olympic men’s road race after a day of innumerable attacks and counter attacks, and an unfortunate number of crashes.
With full race coverage on the BBC, most people sat down for some or all of the very long parcours. Probably before they’d caught their breath from such an exciting race, plenty of people took to Twitter to let us know what they though.
David Millar kicks things off, saying what many of us were definitely thinking
Orica-BikeExchange‘s comms man takes a slightly more restrained view
That’s one way of putting it, Tosh
Fair enough really
Everyone’s favourite fictional Belgian gives an insight into GVA’s life away from the bike
Several people raised a very interesting question: Was this course really too hard for Peter Sagan?
He and Van Averamet are similar riders and both very strong in brutal one day races. Let’s hope Sagan performs in the mountain biking