Men's Individual Road Race

Cycling Beijing Olympics

Gold medal favorite: Paolo Bettini - Italy

Samuel Sanchez wins men’s road race

Samuel Sanchez from Spain won the 245.4 km road race just now - the longest course in Olympic history.
He completed the race in 6:23.49. Davide Rebellin from Italy finished second to take the silver and Fabian Cancellara from Switzerland came third.
It was also the first time for race to start and finish [...]

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I can’t believe we are finally away. I am sure it was hard for the athletes competing this morning as the opening ceremony went pretty late. I think it would have been hard for them to sleep with all of the excitement.
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Runner-up in the Tour de France, Cadel Evans from Australia, has had to withdraw from the time-trial at the Beijing Olympics after slipping on a wet floor and injuring his knee.
He is still however, hoping to compete in the road race at the Olympics.