Cycling

Cycling stars look to open GB medal haul

Just days after celebrating on the Champs Elysees, British riders are still buzzing from a monumental Tour de France campaign and, beaming with confidence, look to open the hosts' Olympic medal count in Saturday's road race.

 
GB confident in saddle - CyclingReuters
 

Four years after winning eight Olympic cycling gold medals, seven of them on the track, Britain have taken road racing by storm with Bradley Wiggins claiming the Tour de France in a British one-two ahead of Chris Froome.

On Saturday, world champion Mark Cavendish, backed by what Team GB riders hail as the "best British Olympic road race ever assembled", will be the favourite for the Olympic road race on the 250km course starting from The Mall in London.

Four of the five riders in Team GB won a stage on the Tour de France this year, including Cavendish taking the last two sprint stages by decimating his rivals.

Wiggins, Cavendish, David Millar and team principal David Brailsford, who oversaw Team Sky's Tour campaign, took time out from their preparations at Foxhills, a quiet countryside retreat in Surrey, to talk to Eurosport about the events of the past month and what lies ahead in London.

 

 

 

 

 

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