IT was no surprise; Bradley Wiggins did it—twice—just a little over a week ago.
After winning the two individual time trials en route to ruling cycling’s biggest event—the Tour de France—Wiggins asserted supremacy over his rivals once again, this time on the world’s biggest multi-sport event, claiming gold in the Olympics.
The triple gold winner on the track now also has road race gold and becomes one of Great Britain’s greatest ever Olympic athlete with four gold medals and seven overall. Rower Steve Redgrave has the most number of gold medals with five, and has six total medals, the other one bronze.
Wiggins finished the 44-kilometer course in 50 minutes and 39.54 seconds, while Tony Martin of Germany submitted the second-best time of 51:21.54 for silver followed by another British rider Chris Froome, who clocked 51:47.87.
Beijing Games gold medalist Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland timed 52:53.71, placing seventh on the classification.
Kristin Armstrong of the US retained the women’s TT title, finishing the 29-km course in 37:34:82.
Judith Arndt of Germany was second in 37:50.29, while Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia finished in 37:57.35 for the bronze.