Olympic boost for GB
Cav gets maximum support on home ground
Last Updated: November 1, 2011 3:00pm
Cavendish: Will look to add Olympic road race title to his world crown
Great Britain will have the full complement of five riders for the men's Olympic Games road race and two for the road time-trial, the International Cycling Union have confirmed.
World champion Mark Cavendish will be one of the favourites for the 250-kilometre men's road race on July 28, the opening day of the 2012 Games, as he bids to become the first British gold medal winner when the event concludes on The Mall.
Britain's men have also been granted two places in the 44km road time-trial, which is to take place at Hampton Court and is likely to be contested by Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett.
Also allocated the maximum five riders in the road race and two in the time-trial were Australia, Spain, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.