22-year-old Jenny Rissveds powered clear of the...

Rio Gallery: Rissveds claims Olympic women’s MTB title

Jenny Rissveds rides to an Olympic title on the Rio mountain bike course
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Going for gold
29 riders contested the women’s cross-country mountain bike race at the Rio Olympics Saturday. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: On the attack
Switzerland’s Linda Indergand jumped out to an early lead. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Indergand out front
Indergand held on out front for a little while before being reeled in. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Ferrand-Prevot
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France crashed near the midway point and then abandoned the race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Rissveds on the move
22-year-old Jenny Rissveds powered clear of the field near the end of the fourth of five laps. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Celebrations
Rissveds built up a sizable advantage before rolling into the final straightaway, where she celebrated his success with fans along the barriers. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Victory
Rissveds claimed the victory, 37 seconds ahead of second-placed Maja Wloszczowska. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Disbelief
Rissveds couldn’t quite believe what she’d just accomplished. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Wloszczowska
Wloszczowska claimed her second career silver medal — she was runner-up in Beijing in 2008 as well. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2016 Olympic women's mountain bike race: Podium
Rissveds, Wloszczowska, and Canada’s Katharine Pendrel stood atop the final podium. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com