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GB set to dominate the cycling

AFTER winning the Tour de France for the first time, Great Britain is now set to dominate cycling at the Olympic Games.

Bradley Wiggins has already declared he wants more gold in London to go with his yellow jersey from the Tour, but that is more likely to come in the time trial than in tonight's road race (7pm AEST).

The hot favourite for that event is countryman Mark Cavendish, last year's world road race champion who put his stamp on the tour by dominating the final sprint stage up the Champs Elysees last Sunday.

Australia's team of Matthew Goss, Simon Gerrans, Stuart O'Grady, Cadel Evans and Michael Rogers has been labelled the "best ever" by O'Grady, who is competing in his sixth Olympics.

But the Aussies know if the event comes down to a sprint finish, Cavendish will be close to unbeatable.

Their best chance will be to go hard early to try and break up the pack to give Goss, who went close to winning several stages on the Tour, the best chance of winning.

The women's road race will be held on Sunday evening (9pm AEST), where Australia will be represented by Chloe Hosking, Amanda Spratt and Shara Gillow.

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