VIDEO: Costa wins dramatic road race

Portuguese rider

Rui Costa wins a dramatic world road race title

by outsprinting Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez in Florence.

Torrential rain for all but the last few kilometres of a gruelling seven-and-a-half hour race saw the entire British squad retire from the race long before the end.

Costa chased down and passed Rodriguez in the final kilometre having jumped away from third-placed Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, with home favourite Vincenzo Nibali narrowly missing out on a medal.

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