Van Avermaet Greg

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7 (IANS) Belgium cyclist Van Avermaet Greg won the gold of the men’s cycling road race of the Rio Olympic Games here on Saturday.

In Rio’s August sweltering heat, the Belgian demonstrated his endurance and dashed out in the last kilometre to clock a winning time of six hours ten minutes and five seconds for the glory, reports Xinhua.

Jacob Fuglsang of Denmark took the silver in 6.10.05 hours, while the bronze went to Rafal Majka of Poland in 6.10.10.

The route for the 2016 Rio Olympic men’s cycling road race is 237.5 km in length as it begins and ends at Fort Copacabana, and 144 cyclists competed in the race.

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

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