That infamous day and five moments of reflection during the laborious effort to accomplish first-ever 50-mile bike ride.

First, there were loud, deafening chants calling the country’s name, enormous joy, and massive celebration about what would’ve put an end to the Olympic medal drought in that particular sport, freeing us from the heavy burden of an exhaustive wait. And for him, be the nation’s proud son and a sound hope for a change for the time being. Then, that scenery was quickly changed to shocking disbelief and whacking anger of those involved in the match and continuous booing of fans inside and outside the Carioca Arena in the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro. Back home, that made the entire country crying bitter tears and igniting incredulous outrage.