Monday, August 13, 2012
London 2012 Olympics: 1 Cycling Medal for Italy Comes in MTBing
Fontana was in contention for a gold or silver medal riding against Jaroslav Kulhavy (Czech Republic) and Nino Schurter (Switzerland) when with one kilometer from the finish both his saddle and seat post broke. "Since I've been cycling this has never happened to me," said Fontana. "It was very difficult riding the last kilometer, paradoxically it was more difficult uphill than downhill. At that point I thought only of defending defending third place and telling myself that I was skillful enough to do that."
Jaroslav Kulhavy won gold (ahead of Fontana in photo above), Nino Schurter won silver.
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