Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Kiesenhofer solos to gold in women’s race

Anna Kiesenhofer - Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo: Kiesenhofer solos to goldimage: Cor VosAnna Kiesenhofer solos to the gold medal from the breakaway in the Olympic road race for women. Annemiek van Vleuten takes silver, Elisa Longo Borghini bronze (Slideshow route/profile)

Results road race Summer Olympics 2021

1. Anna Kiesenhofer (aut)
2. Annemiek van Vleuten (nld) + 1.15
3. Elisa Longo Borghini (ita) + 1.29
4. Lotte Kopecky (bel) + 1.39
5. Marianne Vos (nld) + 1.46
6. Lisa Brennauer (ger) s.t.
7. Coryn Rivera (usa) s.t.
8. Marta Cavalli (ita) s.t.
9. Olga Zabelinskaya (Oez) s.t.
10. Cecile Uttrup Ludwig (den) s.t.

Race report
Anna Plichta, Carla Oberholzer, Anna Kiesenhofer, Vera Looser and Omer Shapira attack early on to carve out a lead of more than 10 minutes.

Looser and Oberholzer lose contact in the Doushi Road climb.

Annemiek van Vleuten attacks with 55 kilometres remaining, while Kiesenhofer goes solo on the Kagosaka Pass.

An elite group brings Van Vleuten back inside the last 28 kilometres.

Kiesenhofer crosses the line for the first time with a lead of 2 minutes over Plichta and Shapira, while the main group is 2 minutes further behind.

The group gobbles up Plichta and Shapira with 6 kilometres remaining. Van Vleuten strikes approximately 3 kilometres later and Longo Borghini goes after her.

Kiesenhofer forges on to take the best win in her career. Van Vleuten takes silver, Longo Borghini bronze.

Another interesting read: route Olympic road race Tokyo Games.

Summer Olympics 2021 Tokyo – women’s road race cycling: route, profile, more

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