Source: Xinhua

08-09-2008 19:06

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Spaniard Samuel Sanchez celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's road race of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 9, 2008. Sanchez completed the 245.4-kilometre-long course in a time of 6 hours 23 minutes 49 seconds. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo) 
Spaniard Samuel Sanchez celebrates after winning
the gold medal in the men's road race of the 
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, 
Aug. 9, 2008. Sanchez completed the 245.4-
kilometre-long course in a time of 6 hours 
23 minutes 49 seconds. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Cyclist Samuel Sanchez from Spain claimed the men's road race title in six hours, 23 minutes and 49 seconds at the Beijing Olympics here Saturday afternoon.

Davide Rebellin from Italy finished second while Fabian Cancellara from Switzerland got the third.