Chris Froome and Adam Yates preview the Olympic road race (video)

First and fourth at the recent Tour de France, Chris Froome and Adam Yates talk us through the Olympic road race where they will ride together as part of Team GB
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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s road race takes place on Saturday August 6 covering 237.5km.

The race will likely be won by a climber or a puncheur, meaning Team GB have a chance of gold with Chris Froome, Adam Yates and Geraint Thomas. Who will lead the charge is still to be decided.

The former two of those three riders talk us through the event where they will both be riding in Team GB colours, putting aside the rivalry that saw Froome win the Tour de France for Team Sky and Yates grab the white jersey and an impressive fourth overall riding for Orica-BikeExchange.

Froome mentions Italian Vincenzo Nibali as a potential winner of the road race and he will be joined in the list of favourites by young French hope Romain Bardet. The descent towards the end of the route plays into the hands of both riders.

Facing what he calls “a once in a lifetime opportunity”, Froome is clearly motivated to come away with a medal.

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