Irish cycling: McCann best of Irish in road race

David McCann

Belfast rider David McCann came in 55th in Saturday's 250km road race at the Olympic Games in London.

The 39-year-old finished ahead of Irish team-mate Nicolas Roche (89th), who was 12th overall in the Tour de France earlier this month.

Daniel Martin was one place further back in 90th, although all three had the same time of 5:46.37.

Mark Cavendish's gold medal bid ended in disappointment as Alexandre Vinokourov won the race.

Cavendish finished 28th after his GB team-mates failed to reel in a late breakaway in the race that finished on The Mall.

Kazakhstan rider Vinokourov sprinted clear of Colombia's Rigoberto Uran in the final stages of an eventful race.

Norway's Alexander Kristoff pipped the rest of the breakaway pack to bronze.

It is McCann's third appearance at the Olympic Games after competing in 1996 and 2000.

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