Beijing Olympics: Individual Time Trial

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
By Yokota Fritz

Kristen Armstrong wins women's ITT; Fabian Cancellara brings gold home for Switzerland.

Emma Johannsson Sweden Emma Johansson of Sweden launches from the starting gate at the women's individual time trial race in Beijing. Johannson, who won the silver medal during the women's road race Sunday, took 21st place during the time trial, pulling in 3 minutes 27 seconds behind gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of the United States.
Team USA Kristin Armstrong bounced back from a disappointing road race for the USA women's cycling team and took the gold during the women's individual time trial this morning, beating Emma Pooley (UK) by 24 seconds. Karen Thurig of Switzerland came in a minute behind Armstrong to take the bronze medal.

Christine Thorburn (USA) of Palo Alto pulled in three seconds behind Thurig to get fifth place.

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland took his second medal from Beijing with his time trial gold win. Cancellara brought it home 1 hour 2 minute time in his race against the clock. Gustav Erik Larsson (Ssweden) took the silver medal while American Levi Leipheimer rounded out the podium with his bronze medal. The other member of the USA time trial team, David Zabriskie, placed 12th.

Next up: Men's and Women's BMX seeding; men's BMX quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 20.

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Oh man, I shouldn't have looked before watching the race tonight. Oh well, great news anyway. I hope it gets good coverage in primetime.
You know you can always count on me for spoilers. Sorry about that!
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