It was a rough and emotional ride watching Chris Froome in the time trial - but he took the bronze!


There were high hopes for Chris Froome in the Olympic cycling time trial following his victory in the Tour de France earlier this summer.

Froome was bidding to emulate Sir Bradley Wiggins by winning the Tour and Olympic gold in the same year, but alas it was not meant to be - though he did take the bronze.

In fact, Froome was so slow we thought he wouldn't end up on the podium at all.

Us Brits basically packed up and went home.

Some were a little more optimistic about his slow start.

When Australian rider Rohan Dennis, who looked set for a podium finish, had to change bikes, there was an opening for Froome.

And then he took the bronze!

Fabian Cancellara was the overall victor, taking his second Olympic time trial gold. The 35-year-old Swiss, who won the last of his four world titles in 2010, completed the 54.5-kilometres course in one hour 12 minutes 15.42 seconds.

Froome finished in 1hr 13mins 17.54secs to place third, behind Tom Dumoulin of Holland, who took silver in 1:13:02.83.