Tokyo 2020 Olympics – ‘Does he realise he’s finished?’ – Primoz Roglic keeps racing long after finish
“They’re going to need a net to stop him,” said Michael Hutchinson on Eurosport commentary after Roglic was pictured attacking long after the finish line at Fuji Speedway. The Slovenian took a tremendous gold, with pre-race favourite Filippo Ganna unable to deliver a medal for Italy. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
'Does he realise he's finished?!' - Roglic storms through line in 'strange' moment
Primoz Roglic was completely in the zone during his men’s time trial domination – so much so that he didn’t spot the finish line and kept charging on.
The Slovenian came through the finish over a minute ahead of previous leader Tom Dumoulin, guaranteeing him the gold medal, but disappeared into the distance in an unusual ending at the Fuji Speedway.
Roglic eventually realised his mistake and was soon celebrating on the podium alongside silver medallist Dumoulin (Netherlands), who only returned to racing in June after several months away, and bronze medallist Rohan Dennis (Australia). Pre-race favourite Filippo Ganna (Italy) missed out on the podium.
The victory will help the 31-year-old banish memories of his haunting time trial collapse at last year’s Tour de France. Roglic had a healthy lead heading into the Tour’s final stage in 2020, but ran out of gas as compatriot Tadej Pogacar stormed to a shock win.