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Chris Froome wins bronze in men’s time trial


Great Britain’s Chris Froome took bronze in the men’s time trial on day five of Rio 2016, whilst Swiss Fabian Cancellara won gold.

Froome struggled early on, but the three time and current Tour de France champion managed to pull himself together to finish 1 minute 2.1 seconds behind winner Cancellara.

The Swiss rider, who completed the 54.6km course in one hour 12 minutes 15.42 seconds, finished ahead of Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in 2nd with a time of 47.41 seconds, giving him the silver.

Geraint Thomas finished ninth after only finding out he’d be competing in the time trial Monday evening.

Froome received a lifeline in the second half of the race. The Brit was already adrift of Rohan Dennis in third place, however a bike failure caused the Australian to change his bike, thus losing time.

Taking the advantage, the Tour champion finished strong in the last 10km, which allowed the Brit to take bronze.

The bronze won by Froome brings GBs tally up to 7 medals – 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.

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