Team GB road cyclists out in Rio for training ride (video)

British Olympic cycling team start assembling in Rio de Janeiro in readiness for the 2016 Olympic Games

Our #CyclingRoad men's team are out for a training session here at #Rio2016 #BringOnTheGreat pic.twitter.com/mDz1HVBVfJ

— Team GB (@TeamGB) August 3, 2016

Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Steve Cummings and Adam Yates have wasted no time in getting out for a training ride in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games men's road race on Saturday, August 6.

Video footage posted online via Team GB's Twitter account shows the quintet in their official kit heading out for a spin.

Thomas later posted a photo of himself during a 'coffee stop'.

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It's not the first footage of GB cyclists in Brazil. Soon after Froome and Thomas landed in Rio, they uploaded a film of themselves cycling through the Olympic village in Rio on folding bikes, as they made their way to dinner.

Then there footage of the view from Froome's balcony, complete with union flag and cup of tea.

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The five riders in the GB men's road team will contest the road race on a tough course on Saturday. The 237.5km route includes a series of sharp ascents and descents, and will favour climbers and classics riders. GB's line-up of riders is one of the strongest of any nation at the Games.

Froome will then go on to contend the men's time trial on Wednesday, August 10, where the Tour de France champion ranks among the favourites to take the Olympic title.

Many of the GB track team are also currently on their way out to Rio, having caught flights on Wednesday.

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.