Cycling Weekly’s essential fan’s guide to cycling at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games goes on sale from Wednesday, June 13.
Road, time trial, track, mountain bike and BMX – we’ve put together an essential guide to all of the cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer so that you can get the most out of watching them.
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We explain what each event is, giving you essential information on how the racing works, the top athletes involved, details of the venue, the best places to watch and even a look at the bikes that will be ridden. You’ll find info on the current champions and the nation that leads the medal table for each discipline.
And, of course, we bring you in-depth feature articles written by a selection of the country’s best cycling writers. We have pieces on British stars Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Sarah Storey, Laura Trott, Mark Cavendish, Nicole Cooke and Bradley Wiggins. And we present shorter profiles of both British and international medal prospects.
We also cast an eye over the other star of the Games: the iconic London Velodrome. You can find out just how this stunning venue arose from the waste ground of East London to become the battleground for Olympic and Paralympic gold.
Plus: we take a look back at the last time the Games visited London in 1948 with double medal winner Tommy Godwin; meet Chris Boardman, Olympian turned driving force behind Team GB’s technical innovations; and find out how Great Britain’s cyclists went from zero to top of the world.
The Olympic cycling guide is available from Wednesday, June 13, at WHSmith, major supermarkets and all good newsagents priced £9.99. You can also purchase it online via the Cycling Weekly shop.