When the Tokyo Games conclude, one of the most remarkable stories will be that of cyclist Anna Kiesenhofer, who took gold in Sunday’s road race against a field packed full of talent.
The Austrian rider was virtually unknown before Sunday, but after gaining a lead in the opening moments of the 137-kilometer race, she battled through the heat and humidity to take home her country’s first gold medal in Olympic cycling since 1896, the first year the modern Games were held.
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