N1NO's strategy for Rio was totally different to that of previous races. Alternatively to London four years ago which also saw a fight between him and Jaroslav Kulhavy, N1NO did not want to dominate the race from the beginning but let others do the work to save energy. N1NO tested his rivals during the race. “I set a bunch of small attacks to test them, especially Jaroslav Kulhavy. I finally knew where and when to set an attack. It worked perfectly for me”, N1NO said.
The last pedal strokes made history. Nino set a goal, aimed to achieve it, and won the ultimate reward.