Tom Pidcock secured Great Britain’s first ever mountain bike cross-country Gold medal with a dominant display.
The 21-year-old, who gained 26 positions on the first lap before moving to the front, never relinquished his lead, clocking a time of 1:25:14.
“It’s nothing like any other race. The Olympics just transcends any sport," Pidcock said after winning gold.
"You compete and represent your country and everyone in your country is behind you, no matter what sports they like. It’s just national pride, it’s unbelievable.”
The rider, who broke his collarbone after being hit by a car in training in June, beat Switzerland’s Matthias Flückiger by 20 seconds, with bronze going to Spain’s David Valero Serrano.
Pidcock's victory delivered GB’s third gold medal of the Games.
“It’s been a such a hard time coming here from crashing and breaking my collarbone and that’s just unbelievable," he added.
“I know that my mum and girlfriend are crying at home. It’s sad that they can’t be here but I'll see them when I get home.”