Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria wins women's road race at Tokyo Olympics(updated)

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-25 18:25:38|Editor: huaxia

TOKYO, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Anna Kiesenhofer of Austria won the gold of the women's cycling road race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here on Sunday.

The Austrian cyclist punched into day's early breakaway and dropped her fellow escapees, dashing out in the last 10 kilometers to clock a winning time of three hours 52 minutes and 45 seconds for the glory.

After the race, Kiesenhofer spoke with pride about winning the gold medal: "It's just so incredible. I have really sacrificed so much for today. I wasn't expecting to finish it off like that. I sacrificed everything even for a top-15 place and now to get this, for the sacrifices, it's just such a reward, it's incredible."

Annemiek Van Vleuten of the Netherlands took the silver medal and Elisa Longho Borghini of Italy bagged the bronze.

Chinese cyclist Sun Jiajun, who made her Olympic debut, did not finish the race.

A total of 67 cyclists featured in the women's cycling road race, which covers a distance of 137 kilometers as it begins in Tokyo's Musashinonomori Park and ends at the Fuji International Speedway in the Shizuoka Prefecture. Enditem