Primoz Roglic triumphs at the men’s time trial in Tokyo as stunning ride sees the Slovenian finish more than a MINUTE ahead of his nearest rival… but Team GB’s Geraint Thomas can only manage 12th place
- Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic sealed victory at the time trial as he claimed bronze
- He was followed in behind by Holland’s Tom Dumoulin and Australia’s Dennis
- Roglic put on a superb display as he finished more than a minute ahead of them
- But it was disappointment for Team GB’s Geraint Thomas as he finished 12th
Primoz Rogic bounced back from his Tour de France woes to claim gold in the men’s time trial in Tokyo as he stormed to victory in an exciting finale – finishing more than a minute ahead of his rivals with a time of 55:04:19 on Wednesday.
The Slovenian was forced to pull out of the famous race in France ahead of stage nine after a crash at stage three – suffering cuts and bruises – and opted to rest and recover to focus on the Games in Japan.
And it proved to be the right decision as Rogic put on a dominant display to finish above Holland’s Tom Dumoulin (56:05:58) and Australia’s Rohan Dennis (56:08:09).
Team GB hopeful Geraint Thomas, however, suffered disappointment as he struggled to keep up with the leaders and could only manage 12th place.
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Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic sealed the gold medal in the men’s time trial in Tokyo
Roglic raced to the finish with a time of 55:04:19 to help him bounce back from Tour de France
He was forced to withdraw from the race in France after a crash left him with cuts and bruises
But Team GB’s Geraint Thomas struggled to keep up with the leaders as he finished in 12th