Tokyo Olympics: Australian cycling champion Rohan Dennis wins bronze in road time trial

Australian cycling champion Rohan Dennis wins bronze in Olympic road race – after disaster in Rio he finished fifth

Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis has won bronze in his signature event, the road time trial at the Tokyo Olympics.

Slovenian Primoz Roglic dominated the 44.2km event on Thursday, clocking 55 minutes and 4.19 seconds.

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin supported compatriot Annemiek van Vleuten’s gold medal earlier in the day when he won silver in 56:05.58.

Dennis, the 2018 and 2019 World Time Trial Champion, skipped last Saturday’s road race to focus on this event.

Rohan Dennis has won Australia's ninth bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics

Rohan Dennis has won Australia’s ninth bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics

He clocked 56:08.09 for the bronze medal.

It’s a redemption after the Rio Olympics, when he was on his way to a likely silver medal when an aerobar extension snapped and he finished fifth.

Dennis also won silver on track at the 2012 Olympics in the team pursuit.

Countryman Richie Porte had a bad day and finished 28th with 1:00:53.67.

Earlier on Wednesday, Australian Grace Brown finished fourth behind van Vleuten and compatriot Sarah Gigante in 11th place.

Rohan Dennis was on the medal podium for the men's time trial with Primoz Roglic from Slovenia (center) and Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands (left)

Rohan Dennis was on the medal podium for the men's time trial with Primoz Roglic from Slovenia (center) and Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands (left)

Rohan Dennis was on the medal podium for the men’s time trial with Primoz Roglic from Slovenia (center) and Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands (left)

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