In his first Olympic time trial, Brent finished 23rd on Wednesday, 5:42 after winner Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland. His race against the clock in Rio got off to a rough start when he crashed on a turn only 300 meters into the 54.6-kilometer race. Here are his comments after meeting the media and even taking a turn at some TV announcing of the event for NBC Sports.
First-time Olympian Brent Bookwalter finished 16th Saturday for the United States of America in the men’s road race at the Olympic Games. The Grand Rapids, Michigan, native crossed the line 3:31 behind gold medal champion Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium. Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark took the silver medal and Rafal Majka of Poland took the bronze.