LIVE COVERAGE: Spains Samuel Sanchez wins Olympic Games Mens Road Race

August 9, 2008

Gold-Samuel Sanchez (Spain)

Silver-David Rebellin (Italy)

Bronze-Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)

4th – Alexandr Kolobnev (Russia)


6:57pm: SANCHEZZ!!!!!!!! We told you he could sprint!!!!

6:56pm: Rogers is at the back. It looks like Kolobnev, Sanchez…

6:55pm: Cancellara is on the front 500m to go.

6:54pm: Cancellara swings off. Rogers is in good position. Schleck leads. Sanchez is sitting well. 

6:54pm: Rogers is sitting well. 1km to go!

6:53pm: BOOM BOOM BOOM! Fabian Cancellara has just crossed the gap!!! He is a machine, I’ll put $100 on him thankyou very much.

6:52pm: This is an excellent race, everyone is putting there hearts on the line. Sanchez is gritting his teeth, could we see Michael Rogers win the Olympic Games?!

6:50pm: Rogers is coming back! They’re going to catch them!

6:48pm: By the way, Andy Schleck is riding with white hudz, you can purchase a pair from our sponsors on the right.

6:46pm: The front three are flying through the tunnels what a great photo —> 

6:43pm: If anyone is listening to SBS’s coverage of the race, we wouldn’t be listening to Mike Turtur, Sammy Sanchez can sprint!

6:42pm: Rogers has now joined up with Kolobnev and they are now chasing the front three. There is still a large bunch chasing including Evans and Valverde. 

6:41pm: Could it be a fairytale ending for Rebellin, whos birthday it is today?

6:39pm: The top 3 have broken away now, Schleck, Rebellin and Sanchez… who will win? 13km to go. They have 35 seconds on the Evans group. 

6:38pm: Schleck puts in a huge attack after there was almost a crash in the front bunch. Rebellin is looking super strong and is following Schleck easily. It looks like Rogers is now in trouble. 

6:37pm: Remember Kolobnev is an excellent rider with a great bunch kick. He finished 2nd to Paolo Bettini last year the Worlds.

6:35pm: Five riders away! Rogers, Rebellin, Kolobnev, Sanchez and Schleck. 

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