Fabian Cancellara bounced onto the Olympic podium with a little extra hop on top, for a fleeting moment making everyone forget the 35-year-old cyclist is on the brink of retirement.
He looked more like a Swiss schoolboy.
Cancellara powered over a hilly, rain-slicked course at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday to win his second Olympic time trial, denying favorite Tom Dumoulin and British rival Chris Froome. His time of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 15.42 seconds was 47 seconds better than anyone else in the field.
"For me, what is important is to enjoy this gold medal," Cancellara said, "today, tomorrow, when I go home to my family, because this is what is...