|
| Event type

Individual Time Trial, Men

Date28 July 2021 — 14:00
StatusOlympic
LocationFuji Speedway, Oyama, Suntō District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Participants39 from 31 countries
DetailsDistance: 44.2 km
Intermediate 1: 9.7 km
Intermediate 2: 15.0 km
Intermediate 3: 22.1 km
Intermediate 4: 31.8 km
Intermediate 5: 37.1 km

The time trial was held over and two circuits of an undulating 22.1 km in and around the Fuji Speedway, with the backdrop of Mount Fuji. The race started and finished in the Speedway. Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara had retired since winning his second gold medal at Rio, which meant Belgium’s Wout van Aert, runner-up in both the 2020 World Time Trial and road Race Championships, was favourite to replace Cacellara as champion. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands), Australia’s 2019 world champion Rohan Dennis, and Remco Evenepoel (Belgium), runner-up to Dennis at the 2019 Worlds, were all considered as potential Olympic medallists. The top two ranked UCI road cyclists Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar of Slovenia had to also be in contention after their recent run of successes. Also, worth watching was Italy’s Filippo Ganna, the 2020 world time trial champion.

The leader at the first split at 12.7 km was the last man to set off, Filippo Ganna, but he led Roglič by 0.59 sec. At the 15 km split, the Croat was in the lead but by an even smaller margin, 0.04 sec. over Wout van Aert, runner-up to van Ganna at the 2020 Word Championships. Roglič extended his lead to just over eight seconds at the halfway mark, at which stage Tom Dumoulin was second with Ganna still in third.

The next split saw Roglič increase his lead to over 30 seconds with Rohan Dennis second and Dumoulin in the bronze medal position. As Dennis skipped back on the penultimate split, Roglič was looking unbeatable with a 42 second lead over Dumoulin and Ganna in second and third place. The former ski jumper, and two times winner of the Vuelta a España, Roglič, posted a winning time of 55:04.19 (48.157 k/ph) and was over a minute ahead of Dumoulin and Dennis, who had pushed Ganna out of the bronze medal position, and into fifth place, with Switzerland’s Stefan Küng finishing fourth.

PosNrCyclistNOCTimeInt 1 (Pos)Int 2 (Pos)Int 3 (Pos)Int 4 (Pos)Int 5 (Pos)
1Primož RogličSLO55:04.1912:56.96 (2)18:15.26 (1)27:29.93 (1)40:43.22 (1)45:59.95 (1)Gold
2Tom DumoulinNED56:05.5812:59.63 (3)18:20.91 (5)27:38.32 (2)41:14.78 (3)46:42.29 (2)Silver
3Rohan DennisAUS56:08.0913:04.13 (5)18:24.52 (6)27:39.14 (4)41:14.16 (2)46:49.79 (5)Bronze
4Stefan KüngSUI56:08.4913:06.30 (7)18:20.01 (4)27:45.52 (6)41:28.62 (5)46:46.03 (4)
5Filippo GannaITA56:09.9312:56.37 (1)18:18.69 (3)27:38.62 (3)41:15.49 (4)46:44.34 (3)
6Wout Van AertBEL56:44.7213:01.12 (4)18:15.30 (2)27:40.21 (5)41:50.04 (6)47:16.00 (6)
7Kasper AsgreenDEN56:52.2113:17.55 (9)18:40.00 (8)28:15.48 (8)42:07.36 (7)47:25.80 (7)
8Rigoberto UránCOL57:18.6913:36.33 (18)19:02.40 (17)28:30.26 (13)42:14.17 (9)47:46.52 (8)
9Remco EvenepoelBEL57:21.2713:26.47 (14)18:45.15 (10)28:29.77 (12)42:34.53 (10)47:53.85 (10)
10Patrick BevinNZL57:24.2913:19.64 (11)18:49.30 (13)28:19.13 (9)42:12.03 (8)47:46.81 (9)
11Alberto BettiolITA57:38.0613:15.24 (8)19:02.00 (16)28:46.69 (17)42:44.53 (12)48:19.63 (14)
12Geraint ThomasGBR57:46.6113:23.83 (13)18:48.42 (12)28:25.62 (11)42:47.13 (14)48:21.40 (15)
13Hugo HouleCAN57:56.4613:20.44 (12)18:40.85 (9)28:25.58 (10)42:46.11 (13)48:13.89 (11)
14Stefan de BodRSA57:57.1013:33.68 (17)18:57.48 (14)28:42.75 (15)42:53.99 (15)48:19.11 (13)
15Maximilian SchachmannGER58:33.8213:31.53 (16)19:00.25 (15)28:44.91 (16)43:01.55 (16)48:35.71 (16)
16João AlmeidaPOR58:33.9713:43.93 (21)19:20.87 (21)29:00.98 (19)43:06.23 (18)48:48.37 (17)
17Rémi CavagnaFRA58:39.0613:04.71 (6)18:27.56 (7)28:03.09 (7)42:39.56 (11)48:18.76 (12)
18Maciej BodnarPOL58:47.1013:51.90 (24)19:18.32 (20)29:04.72 (21)43:21.65 (19)48:54.96 (19)
19Nikias ArndtGER58:49.3913:40.68 (19)19:04.81 (19)29:00.97 (18)43:30.14 (21)48:57.76 (21)
20Aleksandr VlasovROC58:55.4013:18.01 (10)18:45.69 (11)28:35.91 (14)43:02.95 (17)48:52.22 (18)
21Nélson OliveiraPOR58:59.2213:56.18 (25)19:23.80 (23)29:11.26 (23)43:26.05 (20)48:57.38 (20)
22Tanel KangertEST59:05.2513:57.90 (26)19:24.57 (24)29:10.59 (22)43:31.64 (22)49:14.35 (22)
23Tobias FossNOR59:51.6813:47.65 (22)19:21.16 (22)29:17.44 (24)44:06.82 (24)49:49.65 (24)
24Brandon McNultyUSA59:57.7313:28.23 (15)19:04.80 (18)29:01.94 (20)43:51.67 (23)49:40.49 (23)
25George BennettNZL1-00:28.3914:05.46 (30)19:47.53 (31)29:58.88 (28)44:40.28 (25)50:21.82 (25)
26Michael KukrleCZE1-00:41.5514:05.81 (32)19:48.77 (32)29:58.09 (27)44:42.74 (26)50:30.02 (26)
27Richie PorteAUS1-00:53.6714:00.56 (29)19:46.61 (30)29:55.59 (25)44:48.66 (27)50:41.94 (27)
28Nicolas RocheIRL1-01:23.1314:07.53 (33)19:46.19 (29)30:12.23 (32)45:16.16 (28)51:03.71 (28)
29Tao Geoghegan HartGBR1-01:44.8113:59.31 (27)19:42.06 (27)30:10.16 (29)45:25.45 (29)51:17.79 (29)
30Toms SkujiņšLAT1-02:04.9314:11.80 (35)19:51.19 (35)30:10.72 (30)45:37.98 (30)51:29.01 (30)
31Patrick KonradAUT1-02:05.0814:05.68 (31)19:50.03 (33)30:19.64 (34)45:40.73 (31)51:37.86 (31)
32Aleksey LutsenkoKAZ1-02:21.6713:47.67 (23)19:40.67 (26)30:15.37 (33)45:49.70 (33)51:45.22 (32)
33Amanuel GhebreigzabhierERI1-03:22.8014:09.56 (34)19:51.08 (34)30:12.03 (31)45:49.00 (32)51:53.62 (33)
34Lawson CraddockUSA1-03:52.9914:00.14 (28)19:43.87 (28)29:56.64 (26)46:11.61 (34)52:17.01 (34)
35Saeid SafarzadehIRI1-05:14.6215:01.09 (36)21:01.01 (36)32:09.27 (36)48:06.80 (36)54:19.85 (36)
36Azzedine LagabALG1-05:21.5315:01.63 (37)21:04.05 (37)31:57.97 (35)47:40.51 (35)53:42.57 (35)
37Lukáš KubišSVK1-06:25.2015:14.51 (38)21:04.49 (38)32:21.89 (37)49:09.16 (37)55:10.26 (37)
38Ahmad Badreddin WaisEOR1-08:40.4616:18.22 (39)22:25.36 (39)33:55.83 (38)50:50.70 (38)57:10.44 (38)
DNFJon IzaguirreESP13:42.12 (20)19:39.24 (25)– (–)– (–)– (–)