Fabian Cancellara rolled again the years to win a second Olympic time trial gold on Wednesday as Chris Froome needed to accept bronze in Rio.
Froome was bidding to emulate Sir Bradley Wiggins by profitable the Tour and Olympic gold in the identical 12 months, after taking time trial bronze behind his compatriot 4 years in the past.
Wiggins received London 2012 gold 10 days after turning into the primary British winner of the Tour, whereas Froome was in motion 17 days after using into Paris within the yellow jersey for a 3rd time.
However Cancellara, in his last season and winner of Olympic gold in Beijing eight years in the past, had different concepts.
The 35-year-old Swiss, who received the final of his 4 world titles in 2010, accomplished the 54.5-kilometres course in a single hour 12 minutes 15.42 seconds.
Froome completed in 1hr 13minutes 17.54secs to position third, behind Tom Dumoulin of Holland, who took silver in 1:13:02.83