2008 Olympic Games - Men's Time Trial Results

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08/13/2008| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen

2008 Olympic Games - Men's Time Trial Results

Gold for Cancellara. Larsson takes silver while Levi Leipheimer brings home bronze to the USA.

hard she's worked."

"I've got to say, it's fantastic to get a medal for the United States," Leipheimer added. "It's a lifelong dream just to be an Olympian. And to win a medal, it's just indescribable.  I can't tell you how proud I am.  You work your whole life, you sacrifice so much and then you have these fleeting moments of glory. I've worked my whole life for this."

Finishing 1 minute, 9.68 seconds back from gold medalist Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland and 36 seconds off the pace of Norway's Gustav Erik Larsson, Leipheimer added a bronze to the U.S. medal count for the third consecutive Olympic Games.  His effort in the 48-kilometer time test matched those of fellow bronze medalists Lance Armstrong (2000) and Bobby Julich (2004).

Along with Tyler Hamilton's gold medal in Athens four years ago, the U.S. has now captured seven total medals in the men's and women's time trial since the event's inception at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.  The most any other country has won in that time span is three, by both Russia and Switzerland, further illustrating the United States' strength in the discipline over the years.

NOTE: Photos to follow...

August 13, 2008: 2008 Olympic Games - Beijing: Men's time trial (47 km):
1 Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland)      01:02:11:43
2 Gustav Erik Larsson (Sweden)          0.33.36
3 Levi Leipheimer (United States)       1.09.68
4 Alberto Contador (Spain)              1.18.08
5 Cadel Evans (Australia)               1.23.54
6 Samuel Sánchez (Spain)                2.25.81
7 Svein Tuft (Canada)                   2.28.01
8 Michael Rogers (Australia)            2.35.42
9 Stef Clement (Netherlands)            2.47.99
10 Robert Gesink (Netherlands)          2.51.45
11 Stephen Cummings (Great Britain)     2.56.48
12 David Zabriskie (United States)      3.06.39
13 Stefan Schumacher (Germany)          3.13.95
14 Bert Grabsch (Germany)               3.14.77
15 Vincenzo Nibali (Italy)              3.24.58
16 Ryder Hesjedal (Canada)              3.30.90
17 Rein Taaramae (Estonia)              3.35.90
18 Vladimir Karpets (Russia)            3.40.95
19 Chris Anker Sørensen (Denmark)       3.43.99
20 Denis Menchov (Russia)               3.59.11
21 Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus)            4.00.76
22 Marzio Bruseghin (Italy)             4.09.52
23 Kim Kirchen (Luxembourg)             4.18.20
24 Andrey Mizurov (Kazakhstan)          4.20.62
25 Santiago Botero (Colombia)           4.24.00
26 Maxime Monfort (Belgium)             5.01.28
27 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hungary)             5.16.06
28 Simon Spilak (Slovenia)              5.23.43
29 Matej Jurco (Slovakia)               5.41.49
30 Matias Medici (Argentina)            5.41.66
31 David George (South Africa)          5.43.78
32 Andriy Grivko (Ukraine)              5.49.82
33 Brian Bach Vandborg (Denmark)        5.58.77
34 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland)          6.32.00
35 Hossein Askari (IranIran)            6.34.87
36 Raivis Belohvosciks (Latvia)         6.43.53
37 Denys Kostyuk (Ukraine)              6.52.61
38 Matija Kvasina (Croatia)             6.55.06
39 Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan)               8.53.71

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