Jack Bauer 10th in road race
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 7:32a.m.
New Zealand cyclist Jack Bauer has finished 10th in the men's cycling road race at the London Olympics.
Bauer was in the chasing pack in a sprint finish for third at the end of the 250km race in The Mall in central London.
The 27-year-old couldn't go with the top sprinters at the end of the race but managed to take 10th place, finishing with the same time as bronze medallist Alexander Kristoff of Norway.
Alexandr Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won gold medal, outsprinting Rigoberto Uran of Colombia after the pair broke clear with about 7km left.
Bauer had to do without his sick Kiwi teammate Greg Henderson, who withdrew about three-quarters of the way into the race.
The New Zealand Olympic Committee tweeted that the 35-year-old Tour de France rider, who was competing in his fifth Olympiad, was out of the race after feeling unwell. It said he was "gutted".
Bauer and Henderson are expected to race the time trial on August 1.
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