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Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz wins gold at Tokyo Olympics Tokyo Olympics
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Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jul 2021, 04:14 pm

Tokyo/UNI: Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz won a gold medal in the men's cycling road race at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Saturday.

Demonstrating extreme endurance, Carapaz dashed out in the last two kilometres 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.

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.