People were having serious deja vu in the women's road race as there were similar crashes and still no GB medals


It was as if history was repeating itself in the Olympic women's road race on Sunday when the cyclist who was in the lead crashed out of the race at the exact spot where the same thing happened to two of the leading male cyclists the day before.

Holland's Annemiek van Vleuten was in first place with less than 11km to go but crashed dramatically on the descent - which was where Italy's Vincenzo Nibali crashed out 24 hours earlier, taking Colombia's Sergio Henao with him.

After the horrific looking crash, people were understandably worried about how Van Vleuten was doing - and also concerned about how dangerous the course is - though the Dutch Cycling Federation later shared on social media that she was "okay".

Another similarity to Saturday was the lack of medals going to Team GB as Lizzie Armitstead finished in fifth place. But she still seemed pretty chuffed with her efforts (rightly so), saying afterwards: "It wasn't entirely unexpected. I knew I was going to need a miracle to come away with the gold medal on this course.

"I'm really happy with the tactic that I had and the effort that I did. I came up short on the climb. That's what I've been working hard on, but that's sport."

People were still full of support for her anyway.

The wait for the first Olympic medal for Britain at Rio continues.