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Cycling at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Individual Time Trial

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London
Date Started: August 1, 2012
Date Finished: August 1, 2012

Gold: GBR Bradley Wiggins
Silver: GER Tony Martin
Bronze: GBR Chris Froome

Summary

Had Helen Glover and Heather Stanning not won the coxless pairs event earlier in the day, Bradley Wiggins would have certainly been Britain's best hope for bringing home its first gold medal of the Games. With a decorated past as a track cyclist that included six gold medals at the World Championships and four at the Olympics, his more recent successes as a road cyclist included second place in the time trial at the 2011 World Championships and an overall win of the Tour de France less than two weeks prior. This made him the favorite to capture the gold in the 2012 Olympic Time Trial, but he had to contend with Tony Martin, the reigning World Champion and perhaps the only rider who could truly challenge Wiggins for the top spot; Martin's injury-plagued season, however, left his ability to challenge for the gold in doubt. The defending Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara was a potential challenger as well, but the crash he suffered during the road race several days earlier hampered his speed during the time trial and he was never a factor for the podium.

There were no surprises in the race: Wiggins dominated the course throughout and Martin came in with a comfortable second-place finish. Wiggins' teammate Christopher Froome, who had come in second overall at the most recent Tour de France, took home the bronze. Wiggins' victory gave him the highest lifetime total of medals for a British Olympian with seven, although the man he surpassed, rower Steven Redgrave, still held the title of most successful Olympian with five gold medals compared to Wiggins' four.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1 Bradley Wiggins 32 Great Britain GBR Gold 50:39.54 8:27.53 2 23:14.73 1 34:43.99 1
2 Tony Martin 27 Germany GER Silver 51:21.54 8:22.60 1 23:25.96 2 35:06.09 2
3 Chris Froome 27 Great Britain GBR Bronze 51:47.87 8:32.81 5 23:38.31 3 35:25.37 3
4 Taylor Phinney 22 United States USA 52:38.07 8:31.76 4 23:59.98 5 36:13.93 7
5 Marco Pinotti 36 Italy ITA 52:49.28 8:40.22 8 24:04.38 7 36:13.47 6
6 Michael Rogers 32 Australia AUS 52:51.39 8:43.16 9 24:02.42 6 36:08.10 5
7 Fabian Cancellara 31 Switzerland SUI 52:53.71 8:28.16 3 23:45.56 4 36:03.45 4
8 Bert Grabsch 37 Germany GER 53:18.04 8:45.95 13 24:17.05 8 36:29.82 8
9 Jonathan Castroviejo 25 Spain ESP 53:29.36 8:43.70 10 24:21.18 9 36:31.03 9
10 Janez Brajkovič 28 Slovenia SLO 54:09.72 8:51.09 16 24:41.84 12 37:10.86 10
11 Lieuwe Westra 29 Netherlands NED 54:19.62 8:51.79 19 24:45.20 15 37:15.25 11
12 Vasily Kiriyenko 31 Belarus BLR 54:30.29 8:57.04 26 24:46.80 16 37:22.19 15
13 Edvald Boasson Hagen 25 Norway NOR 54:30.87 8:44.95 12 24:38.30 10 37:16.59 12
14 Lars Bak 32 Denmark DEN 54:33.21 8:53.68 22 24:51.76 19 37:30.23 17
15 Jakob Fuglsang 27 Denmark DEN 54:34.49 8:49.30 14 24:41.33 11 37:17.64 13
16 Gustav Larsson 31 Sweden SWE 54:35.26 8:38.95 7 24:50.27 17 37:28.13 16
17 Philippe Gilbert 30 Belgium BEL 54:39.98 8:49.35 15 24:41.85 13 37:18.83 14
18 Nélson Oliveira 23 Portugal POR 54:41.57 8:51.27 17 24:51.67 18 37:30.33 18
19 Jack Bauer 27 New Zealand NZL 54:54.16 8:38.34 6 24:44.40 14 37:35.87 19
20 Denis Menshov 34 Russia RUS 54:59.26 8:52.58 20 24:56.80 21 37:41.07 20
21 Ramūnas Navardauskas 24 Lithuania LTU 55:12.32 9:00.03 27 24:56.90 22 37:46.96 22
22 Lars Boom 26 Netherlands NED 55:29.74 8:51.69 18 25:15.71 24 37:47.07 23
23 Aleksandr Vinokurov 38 Kazakhstan KAZ 55:37.05 9:00.38 28 25:26.70 26 38:13.34 24
24 Fumiyuki Beppu 29 Japan JPN 55:40.64 9:00.94 29 25:32.59 28 38:28.39 27
25 Maciej Bodnar 27 Poland POL 55:49.67 8:53.68 22 24:55.89 20 37:44.29 21
26 Magno Nazaret 26 Brazil BRA 55:50.77 8:52.81 21 25:08.21 23 38:13.98 25
27 David McCann 39 Ireland IRL 56:03.77 9:13.45 32 25:43.27 30 38:37.93 28
28 Ryder Hesjedal 31 Canada CAN 56:06.18 8:57.03 25 25:21.11 25 38:21.51 26
29 Sylvain Chavanel 33 France FRA 56:07.67 8:44.66 11 25:32.07 27 38:43.08 29
30 Michael Albasini 31 Switzerland SUI 56:38.38 8:54.79 24 25:33.53 29 38:44.17 30
31 Asan Bazayev 31 Kazakhstan KAZ 56:40.77 9:16.98 35 25:57.13 32 39:11.08 33
32 Luís León Sánchez 28 Spain ESP 56:59.16 9:01.76 30 26:08.90 35 38:55.37 31
33 Tomas Gil 35 Venezuela VEN 57:05.12 9:14.05 33 25:56.99 31 39:09.17 32
34 Mouhcine Lahsaini 26 Morocco MAR 57:25.24 9:32.59 36 26:24.80 36 39:32.31 36
35 Fabio Duarte 26 Colombia COL 57:34.20 9:14.39 34 26:05.63 33 39:24.57 34
36 Ali Reza Haghi 33 Iran IRI 57:41.44 9:09.53 31 26:07.65 34 39:30.59 35
37 Ahmet Akdilek 24 Turkey TUR 59:11.19 9:39.07 37 26:57.40 37 40:35.97 37