Monday July 30, 2012 | 08:10 AM

You had to get up early both Saturday and Sunday to tune into NBC's Olympic cycling road racing coverage but both the men's and women's events proved worth the early buzzing of the alarm.

After almost six hours in the saddle, a pair of riders broke away before the finish in the men's event and Alexandr Vinokourov of Kazakhstan grabbed gold. The top American was Taylor Phinney in fourth place, disappointing but certainly respectable.

Watch highlights of the race here.

Hometown fans were expecting more of Team Great Britain in the men's race but were thrilled with the silver medal finish of Lizzie Armitstead. She was involved in a three-way sprint to the finish that went to Marianne Vos of the Netherlands.

Click here for a video of the race highlights.

And for a little fun - except if you're one of those pedaling - check out this video that shows a dog who wanted to get in on the cycling action.

 

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