London Olympics 2012: Alexandr Vinokurov Takes Gold In Men's Road Race

The Men's Road Race Cycling event from the 2012 London Olympics is in the books, and the results are disappointing for the Pacific Northwest Athletes in the event. Tejay van Garderen, from Tacoma, Tyler Farrar, from Wenatchee, and Chris Horner, from Bend, OR all competed in the event. The Gold Medal went to Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan, Silver went to Rigoberto Uran of Columba, and Alexander Kristoff of Norway rounded out the podium.

Of the local riders, Farrar made the best showing. The young sprinter finished 23rd, about 40 seconds back from the winner. Chris Horner finished 93rd, about 49 seconds back, and van Garderen placed 104th, about 1:34 off the lead. Luckily for van Garderen, his Olympics are not yet over. The Road Race was the sole event for Horner and Farrar, but Van Garderen will participate in the Men's Individual Time Trial. That event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games. For complete coverage of the London Games, check out SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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