Five Americans ready for Olympic Road Race Test Event
Riders from 28 countries, including potential early Olympic favorites Mark Cavendish (GBR) and Tyler Farrar (Wenatchee, Wash./Garmin-Cervelo), will toe the line for the shortened version of the Olympic road race course on Sunday. The London-Surrey Cycle Classic is open to elite and U23 male athletes. USA Cycling National Development Program espoir riders Ian Boswell (Bend, Ore./Trek Livestrong U23), Ty Magner (Athens, Ga./Team Type 1 Development), Gavin Mannion (Dedham, Mass./Trek Livestrong U23) and Tanner Putt (Roswell, Ga./Team Type 1 Development) will join Farrar on the course Sunday morning. View the full provisional start list.
The race will start at The Mall in central London at 9 a.m. local time on Sunday, with riders setting off on the 140-kilometer coursearound the streets, lanes and hills of London and surrounding areas. After weaving their way from The Mall through the capital to the historic Hampton Court Palace, the riders will head out into the rolling countryside and picturesque villages of Surrey. Two zigzag circuits around Box Hill will test the mettle of riders before they set their sights back on London and a fast finish at The Mall – against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace.
The following group of American riders will contest the Olympic Test Event in London on Aug. 14:
Ian Boswell (Bend, Ore./Trek Livestrong U23)
Tyler Farrar (Wenatchee, Wash./Garmin-Cervelo)
Ty Magner (Athens, Ga./Team Type 1 Development)
Gavin Mannion (Dedham, Mass./Trek Livestrong U23)
Tanner Putt (Roswell, Ga./Team Type 1 Development)
The event is free and spectators are welcome to watch anywhere along the 140-kilometer route. For more information visit the London Prepares Series website.
Five American riders are set to contest the Olympic Road Race Test event in London on August 14. The event, termed the London-Surrey Cycle Classic, will follow the proposed Olympic road race route, however completing only two laps of the Box Hill circuit versus the nine proposed for next summer’s Olympic Games.
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