Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz wins men's road race at Tokyo Olympics

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24/07/2021 05:09 PM

TOKYO, July 24 -- Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz won the gold of the men's cycling road race of the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Saturday.

Carapaz demonstrated his endurance and dashed out in the last two kilometers to clock a winning time of six hours five minutes and 26 seconds for the glory.

Wout Van Aert of Belgium took the silver, while the bronze went to Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, Xinhua reported.

The route for the Tokyo Olympic men's cycling road race is 234 kilometers in length as it begins in Tokyo's Musashinonomori Park and ends at the Fuji International Speedway in the Shizuoka Prefecture, and 128 cyclists competed in the race.