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Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's road time trial

The men's individual time trial was one of 18 cycling events of the 2016 Olympic Games. The event started and finished on 10 August at Pontal, a small peninsula and beach area in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes neighborhood, located in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The race start and finish were part of the Barra venues cluster and one of seven temporary venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Men's road time trial
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Grumari Circuit - Pontal
VenuePontal, Rio de Janeiro
54.5 km (33.9 mi)
Date10 August 2016
Competitors40 from 30 nations
Winning time1:12:15.42
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Fabian Cancellara  Switzerland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tom Dumoulin  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Froome  Great Britain
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Contents

QualificationEdit

Pre-race favouritesEdit

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin was seen as the favorite for the gold medal.[3][4] Other athletes considered to be contenders for the gold were Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara, Australia's Rohan Dennis, Great Britain's Chris Froome, Spain's Ion Izagirre, reigning world time trial champion Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus, Germany's Tony Martin and Portugal's Nelson Oliveira.[5][6][7][8]

CourseEdit

The men's course was two laps of the 29.8 km (18.5 mi) Grumari circuit for a race distance of 54.5 km (33.9 mi). The race start and finish of the course was at the Tim Maia Square (Estrada do Pontal), then entering the Grumari circuit (clockwise) to reach the first climb (Grumari climb) after 9.7 km (6.0 mi) and the second climb (Grota Funda climb) at 19.2 km (11.9 mi).[9]

Start list and resultsEdit

 
At the finish during the event

Richie Porte of Australia, Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Wout Poels of the Netherlands were due to participate, but had to withdraw due to injuries as a result of their crashes in the men's road race. Algeria, Colombia, New Zealand and Venezuela also forfeited places for which they had qualified. Dan Craven of Namibia, and Geraint Thomas of Great Britain were invited to fill two of the vacancies in the field.[10][11]

No.[12] Rider Country Pos. Time[13]
5 Fabian Cancellara   Switzerland   1:12:15.42
2 Tom Dumoulin   Netherlands   1:13:02.83
1 Chris Froome   Great Britain   1:13:17.54
13 Jonathan Castroviejo   Spain 4 1:13:21.50
8 Rohan Dennis   Australia 5 1:13:25.66
11 Maciej Bodnar   Poland 6 1:14:05.89
9 Nelson Oliveira   Portugal 7 1:14:15.27
7 Ion Izagirre   Spain 8 1:14:21.59
16 Geraint Thomas   Great Britain[10] 9 1:14:52.85
14 Primož Roglič   Slovenia 10 1:14:55.16
21 Leopold König   Czech Republic 11 1:15:23.64
4 Tony Martin   Germany 12 1:15:33.75
25 Simon Geschke   Germany 13 1:15:49.88
20 Michał Kwiatkowski   Poland 14 1:15:55.49
10 Jan Bárta   Czech Republic 15 1:15:56.91
28 Georg Preidler   Austria 16 1:16:02.36
3 Vasil Kiryienka   Belarus 17 1:16:05.70
26 Andriy Grivko   Ukraine 18 1:16:33.24
29 Christopher Juul-Jensen   Denmark 19 1:16:49.62
19 Tim Wellens   Belgium 20 1:16:49.71
17 Hugo Houle   Canada 21 1:17:02.04
6 Taylor Phinney   United States 22 1:17:25.31
24 Brent Bookwalter   United States 23 1:17:57.61
23 Andrey Zeits   Kazakhstan 24 1:18:47.63
12 Kanstantsin Sivtsov   Belarus 25 1:18:58.75
30 Eduardo Sepúlveda   Argentina 26 1:19:07.84
22 Damiano Caruso   Italy 27 1:19:46.53
31 Pavel Kochetkov   Russia 28 1:20:07.59
27 Alexis Vuillermoz   France 29 1:20:43.87
18 Edvald Boasson Hagen   Norway 30 1:21:12.35
34 Ghader Mizbani   Iran 31 1:21:39.45
15 Julian Alaphilippe   France 32 1:24:39.99
33 Mouhssine Lahsaini   Morocco 33 1:25:11.72
35 Ahmet Örken   Turkey 34 1:27:37.41
37 Dan Craven   Namibia[14] 35 1:27:47.93
32 Jonathan Monsalve   Venezuela DNS
36 Youcef Reguigui   Algeria DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio Olympic Games Facilities: Barra Region". brasil2016.gov.br. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. ^ NOCs qualified for Road Cycling men’s events (PDF), UCI, 25 March 2015, p. 2
  3. ^ Finch-Penninger, Jamie. "PREVIEW: Rio Olympics men's time trial". SBS.
  4. ^ "Olympics - Rio - Men's time trials". CyclismActu (in French).
  5. ^ Weislo, Laura. "Rubber meets the road to Rio for 2016 Olympic Games". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  6. ^ Finch-Penninger, Jamie. "PREVIEW: Rio Olympics men's time trial". SBS.
  7. ^ "Olympics - Rio - Men's time trials". CyclismActu (in French).
  8. ^ Westby, Matt (9 August 2016). "Olympic Cycling: Men's and women's time trials preview". Sky Sports. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Rio 2016 Road Cycling - Men's Time Trial" (PDF). UCI.ch. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  10. ^ a b Abraham, Richard (9 August 2016). "Geraint Thomas confirmed for Olympic Games time trial". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Thomas, Craven confirmed for Olympic Games time trial". Cycling News. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Rio Olympics time trial start lists". Velonews. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Men's Individual Time Trial - Standings". Rio2016. 11 August 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  14. ^ Wynn, Nigel (9 August 2016). "Dan Craven decides to ride Rio Olympics time trial after Twitter vote". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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