Saturday, July 28, 2012

Vino takes it all

Alexander Vinokourov impressed a whole cycling world by winning Olympic gold in London 12 years after he was forced to let team mate at that time, Jan Ullrich, take the gold medal in Sydney.

Here are a few pictures of the most important moments in the race:

Rigoberto Uran punctured after a few kilometers.
240 km later he was about to take Olympic gold...
Team GB had control of the race from the very beginning.
But on the last time on Box Hill they let too many attack...
Tony Martin was the only rider helping out GB in the chase.
He withdrew halfway through thinking of the time trial...
Fabian Cancellara was in a perfect position but crashed.
Vino, right behind him, managed to stay up and later won...
Uran made a mistake on the last 150 meters and Vino wasn't
late to take advantage and make sure he couldn't get caught.
12 years after having to "give" Ullrich the win in Sydney
Vino now finally got his Olympic gold medal...
A devastated Cancellara knew he could have won. Instead of
the podium he went to the hospital to get his shoulder checked.
Vino 1st, Uran 2nd, Kristoff 3rd. If you had that combination
right before the start, I salute you! 
It's real! Alexander Vinokourov wins Olympic gold in his last
season as professional! That calls for respect...

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