The Slower Route Rio210
Peter Sagan (Slovakia) may have been regretting his decision to skip the road race and to take on the mountain bike trail above Rio. Sagan had a great two laps until he had a flat tire. Unlike the road race with neutral service vehicles and team cars behind the racers, Sagan had to ride the flat all of the way to the service area. With that, his race was basically over. He got back on two minutes back and just kept losing time to the leaders there after. He was caught by the camera man dismounting to descend a difficult rock strewn obstacle, not the fastest way to get down, but better than crashing.