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Cycling: Switzerland’s Cancellara claims gold, Team USA duo well off pace

Cycling - Road Time Trial - Olympics: Day 5

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland competes in the Cycling Road Men’s Individual Time Trial on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Pontal on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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There wasn’t much American luck in the men’s road race in Rio on Wednesday.

The slick track cost Brent Bookwalter a uniform shirt and any chances at a medal, as the USA cyclist finished 23rd after starting 24th.

That’s nothing compared to the disappointment suffered by medal hopeful Taylor Phinney, who dropped from the sixth seed to a 22nd place finish.

The gold medal winner finished five minutes ahead of both Americans, as Switzerland cyclist Fabian Cancellara blazed a 1:12:52.42 to claim top honors.

Netherlands’ Tom Dumoulin finished second, and Britain’s Christopher Froome managed bronze.

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