Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish fits in Box Hill session before Tour de France
PUBLISHED: 14:18 05 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:35 20 February 2013
World champion cyclist Mark Cavendish turned up the training power on Surrey's roads as part of his build-up to an assault on the Olympic road race title.
World champion cyclist Mark Cavendish turned up the training power on Surreys roads as part of his build-up to an assault on the Olympic road race title.
The Team GB rider completed a full-throttle training session on the Olympic road race route ahead of his games glory bid on Saturday July 28.
Cavendishs workout included several laps of Box Hill the most gruelling stretch of the route before his focus switched to the Tour de France.
After the session, Cavendish tweeted: Flew to Surrey for the day for my last real chance of some full-gas efforts up the Olympic route of Box Hill.
Cycling teams from New Zealand, Canada, USA, Namibia and Australia have also trained in the county.
It comes as the first of nearly 30 Olympic and Paralympic teams arrive in Surrey for their pre-games training camps.
Philippines swimming, Malta athletics, Mongolian archers and Oman Paralympic athletics are among the first teams to have turned up.
The athletes will be training at venues such as Surrey Sports Park and Guildford Spectrum.