OLYMPIC RESULTS: CYCLING
Published: August 1, 2012
Clara Hughes was 5th place in the Individual time trial Road Race this morning with a time of 38:28.96.
HAMPTON COURT, England - Cyclist Clara Hughes will not step on the Olympic podium for a seventh time in her career.
The 39-year-old finished fifth in the 29-kilometre women's time trial at the London Games on Wednesday and announced after the event it would be her last time competing at the Olympics.
Hughes was second overall when she finished in a time of 38 minutes 28.96 seconds, but was bumped down the order as the favourites crossed the line moments later.
American Kristin Armstrong won gold, Judith Arndt of Germany won silver and Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took the bronze.
Hughes was over a half-minute behind the bronze medallist.
Hughes, from Glen Sutton, Que., entered the race tied with long-track speedskating teammate Cindy Klassen with six career Olympic medals.
Hughes won two cycling medals at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and has picked up four long-track speedskating medals over the last three Winter Games.
She finished 32nd in the women's road race last week.
Denise Ramsden of Yellowknife finished 19th in the time trial.
Victoria native and Giro d'Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal is Canada's lone competitor in the men's time trial, which is scheduled for later in the day.