Svein is my new favorite Olympian right now (he passes Johan Olav Koss for a couple hours)...but don't worry, JOK, you'll regain #1 in about 7 hours..once the men's road race is over.
Svein is a guy that went cycling with his dog for a couple years (towing him in a home built trailer) because the two of them wanted to see BC and the west coast of North America.
He never really planned to be an Olympic athlete; in fact he never intended to be great at what he does...he just became great.
He may not win today's race, but he is a champion in my mind.
Here's his story if you want to read it