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Chris Froome wins bronze in men’s time trial

Great Britain’s Chris Froome took bronze in the Olympic men’s individual time trial, which was won by Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara. Three-time Tour de France champion Froome struggled early on but made up time in the latter stages to finish one minute 2.12 seconds behind Cancellara.

The Swiss came home in one hour 12 minutes 15.42 seconds, 47.41 seconds ahead of silver medallist Tom Dumoulin. Britain’s Geraint Thomas finished ninth on the wet-dry 54.6km course.

Froome’s bronze means Team GB have now won seven medals at the Rio Games, with hopes of further success on Wednesday in gymnastics, shooting, rugby sevens, tennis and more.(BBC,2016)