Neilson Powless finished off a great days work by the EF Education-Nippo team to win a wet Clásica San Sebastián on Saturday. A wonderful result for Powless, his team and US cycling. Spencer Martin has his 'Ten Takeaways' from the Basque one-day race.
At the end of a wet day in the Basque Country, Neilson Powless out-sprinted Matej Mohrič and Mikkel Frølich Honoré. EF set the win up for Powless with an attack from Simon Carr to spearhead the winning break of five riders. A late crash split the group and Powless won the sprint in San Sebastián.
Tour de France, Olympic Games... Next up - The Clásica San Sebastián this Saturday. The Spanish, okay the Basque Donostiako Klasikoa, race leads us nicely into next month's final Grand Tour, la Vualta a España. But it is no prologue and is a hard fought WorldTour Classic with a strong history. Ed Hood gives us his PEZ preview.
At the end of a nail-biting race, Primož Roglič took gold in the Olympic individual time trial. After 44.2 kilometres on a hilly course around the Fuji Speedway circuit, he was the fastest after a terrific battle. Tom Dumoulin grabbed the silver medal behind the Slovenian. Rohan Dennis secured the bronze.
Annemiek van Vleuten is the new Olympic time trial champion. The Dutch rider was by far the best against the clock around the Fuji Speedway. Silver went to Switzerland and Marlen Reusser, Anna van der Breggen took the bronze for the Netherlands.
Spencer Martin has been burning the midnight oil to keep an eye on the men's Olympic road race on Saturday night/morning. A stunning win by Richard Carapaz, executing a perfect finalé to make Ecuadorian history. Ten Olympic takeaways.
Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria took the Olympic gold medal after being away for the whole day. The Dutch team let the early break take too much time and Kiesenhofer soloed from the break to hold off the peloton. Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) took silver and Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy) the bronze.
At the end of a hot and humid day in Japan, Richard Carapaz gave Ecuador its first gold medal in the men’s Olympic road race on Saturday. Carapaz attacked with 25km to go after a move by Bradon McNulty (USA), he then went solo with 5.8km to go. Wout van Aert (Belgium) narrowly beat Tadej Pogačar (Slovenia) for the silver medal.