London Olympics : Cavendish ready for Road Race
Less than a week since the conclusion of the Tour de France, Team GB cycling team were preparing for Saturdays road race in a bid to secure a gold medal for Mark Cavendish. The 250km race will give Cavendish the opportunity to win his first Olympic gold medal, after being the only member of the cycling team to miss out on a medal in Beijing.
Cavendish will be joined by the Tour de France winner and runner-up, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, as well as David Millar who himself was a stage winner at this years tour. It’s pretty much a dream of a cycling team but one that will have to dig deep to control the race and help set up a sprint finish for Cav. Wiggins will turn support act this time around after seeing Cavendish run him drinks during the Tour, and with Froome’s proven capabilities to lead the peloton and control the speed of the race, Cavendish is favourite to take gold.
The sport of cycling has sky rocketed in popularity in Britain, with Wiggins’s maiden British win in this years Tour de France inspiring a generation of cycling enthusiasts both young and old. Expect a huge amount of support out on the road, as Team GB will look to start the Olympics with gold on day 1.