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Great Britain's Chris Froome: 'I gave it everything I had'

Team GB's Chris Froome insists that he is not disappointed at having to settle for a bronze medal at Rio 2016.

Great Britain's Chris Froome has insisted that he is satisfied with his bronze medal win in the men's individual time trial at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 31-year-old was targeting a gold to add to his Tour de France title, but has admitted that he fell well short of the pace set by the overall winner, Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara.

"I can't be disappointed," he told BBC Sport. "I'd love to have been in with a chance of gold. I gave it everything I had.

"Fabian was the clear winner. If I had lost by five or six seconds I would have been disappointed with myself. Fabian was the strongest guy. I tried to hold back a little bit for the last lap knowing how hard the course was but I didn't have any more."

Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands took the silver medal after finishing 47 seconds behind Cancellara.

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Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 159.5 km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 6, 2015
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