Austria’s Anna Kisenhofer shocks in the women’s road race as she storms to gold after a dominant display in Tokyo… but Team GB’s Lizzie Deignan has to settle for 11th place
Austria’s Anna Kisenhofer was given a big shock when she stormed out on Sunday to claim the gold medal in the women’s road race in Tokyo, after being more than a minute ahead of her rivals.
Dutch Annemiek van Vleuten followed her in second for silver, while Elisa Longo Borghini rounded out the podium places and took bronze.
But it was a disappointment for Team GB’s Lizzie Deignan as she struggled with an 11th place finish.
Van Vleuten thought she had won the gold medal and was left flushed as she feasted wildly at the finish – not realizing Kisenhofer had raced ahead of her.
“I didn’t know,” said Van Vleuten after the race. ‘I was wrong. I did not know.’
More to follow.
Austria’s Anna Kieserhofer delivered a huge shock to win gold in the women’s road race
Kieserhofer wasn’t fanatical on the day but led the pack for much of the race
Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten claimed the silver medal but turned red when she celebrated at the finish because she thought she had won
Lizzie Deignan (C) led Team GB’s hopes at Musashiononomori Park but settled for 11th place
It was a tantalizing watch from start to finish as the rider pushed himself into the heat