Hadleigh: World champion Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic won a two-man sprint on Sunday to take the gold medal in the mountain bike race of the London Games.
Kulhavy made the most of a final steep ascent on the technical circuit in the English countryside to move ahead of Nino Schurter of Switzerland and then sprinted to the line.
Schurter won the silver medal and Marco Aurelio Fontana of Italy took bronze.
Kulhavy, whose sole objective this season was the Olympic gold, put his hands on his head as if he couldn't believe he won. He then tied a Czech flag around his neck like a cape while Schurter, a bronze medalist in Beijing four years ago, collapsed to the ground in exhaustion....more
08:44 PM, Aug 12, 2012