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Absalon defends his gold in men's mountain biking

Absalon defends his gold in men's mountain biking

Julien Absalon of France won his second straight Olympic gold medal in men's mountain biking Saturday, easily holding off countryman Jean-Christophe Peraud for the title.
A four-time world champion, Absalon completed eight laps around the course in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 59 seconds to become the first man with two Olympic mountain biking titles.
Peraud finished 1:07 behind Absalon. Switzerland's Nino Schurter was third, finishing 1:53 behind Absalon and beating fellow Swiss racer Christoph Sauser _ the 2000 Olympic bronze medalist _ to the finish line by two seconds.
The event was the final cycling competition of the Beijing Games.


Updated : 2021-04-14 14:16 GMT+08:00