Surrey News

Britain’s Mark Cavendish began the final countdown to his bid for Olympic gold with a gruelling training session on Box Hill today (26 July).

The world road race champion joined Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and his GB team-mates for several laps of the climb in the Surrey heat.

Cavendish will lead Britain’s charge for road race victory on Saturday before Wiggins goes for gold in the time trial on Wednesday 1 August.

Riders from nations including Australia, France, Austria, Canada, Belgium and China also trained on Box Hill, which is set to be key to the outcome of the race.

The men will have to complete nine laps of Box Hill to be in with a chance of road race victory while the women will tackle two.

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said:

“Cavendish and Wiggins looked relaxed as…

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