'The 22 kilometres passed by like one second,' says Van Vleuten as she upgrades silver for gold in Tokyo

The Dutchwoman put the road race behind her as she soared to Olympic glory

Annemiek van Vleuten
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While her Tokyo Olympics road race was defined by the uncertainty over whether she was racing for silver or gold, there was no mistake in the time trial, as Annemiek Van Vleuten dominated to take the title.

No one even came close as the 38-year-old finished 56 seconds clear of Switzerland's Marlen Reusser, while Dutch team-mate Anna van der Breggen took bronze, a further six seconds in arrears.

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