When these rings show up, everybody knows something big and special is coming. It's the motive, why athletes train so hard and prepare themselves four years to make their dreams come true. On the world cup circuit this year we've seen the women's field peak and valley through training regimens and podium wins and misses all with the ultimate goal at stake, to make it to the big show -the Olympics. Annika Langvad has had a phenomenal year and would come in as a hot favourite. Another medal contender would be Switzerland's Jolanda Neff. Previous World Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot came out of a bad poll position to fight tooth and nail to get to the front of the race but in the end, it would be the young Swedish Jenny Rissveds who would prove her engine more powerful than the others to take Olympic Gold. In second place would be Poland's Maja Wloszczowska and rounding out the bronze medal was 2015 World Champion, Catharine Pendrel. With 70% of the world's population tuning in to watch the Olympics, these women certainly put on a big show for the world to watch and enjoy.