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Tokyo Olympics: Anna Kisenhofer pulls off a shock to win gold in women’s road race

Austria’s Anna Kisenhofer pulls off a HUGE shock at the women’s road race as she storms to gold after dominant display in Tokyo… but Team GB’s Lizzie Deignan has to settle for 11th place

Austria’s Anna Kisenhofer pulled off a major shock as she stormed to claim the gold medal in the women’s road race in Tokyo on Sunday.

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten followed her behind in second place for silver, with Elisa Longo Borghini rounding off the podium places to snatch bronze.

But it was disappointment for Team GB’s Lizzie Deignan as she had to contend with an 11th place finish.

More to follow. 

Austria’s Anna Kieserhofer pulled off a massive shock to win gold in the women’s road race

Kieserhofer was unfancied on the day but lead the pack for much of the race

Kieserhofer was unfancied on the day but lead the pack for much of the race 

Lizzie Deignan (C) led Team GB's hopes at Musashiononomori Park but settled for 11th place

Lizzie Deignan (C) led Team GB’s hopes at Musashiononomori Park but settled for 11th place

It was a tantalising watch from start to finish as the rider pushed themselves in the heat

It was a tantalising watch from start to finish as the rider pushed themselves in the heat 

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