Kazakhstan cyclist Alexander Vinokourov, 38, captured a surprising gold medal on Saturday in the 2012 London Olympics, winning the road race. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia) and Alexander Kristoff (Norway) captured the silver and bronze, respectively. Vinokourov and Uran were the main two contenders during the final kilometers, but Vinokourov had just a little bit more in him to take the victory.
Mark Cavendish of Britain was considered the home favorite to win this race, but the sprinter wasn't able to make a move to the front. Boulder, CO'sTaylor Phinney was in contention and ultimately finished in fourth place.
Here are the medal times (complete results):
Gold Medal: Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakhstan, 5:45:57
Silver Medal: Rigoberto Uran, Columbia, +0:00
Bronze Medal: Alexander Kristoff, Norway, +0:08
At the moment, China is in the medal lead with two: one gold and one bronze. Keep up with the medal count at Sports Illustrated.