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Switzer­land’s Nino Schurter, third in Bei­jing and sec­ond in Lon­don, won the men’s moun­tain bike com­pe­ti­tion ti­tle af­ter storm­ing clear in the fi­nal five kilo­me­tres to take gold. The world cham­pion was fol­lowed across the line by 2012 cham­pion Jaroslav Kul­havy, of the Czech Repub­lic, with Span­ish rider Car­los Coloma tak­ing bronze. Slo­vakian road-race world cham­pion Peter Sa­gan was well in con­tention for a top-10 fin­ish un­til two punc­tures caused him to fall down the field and fin­ish among the back mark­ers. “I have bronze in Bei­jing, sil­ver in Lon­don, and now gold in Rio,” said Schurter. “It is the per­fect story.”

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