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British cyclists ready to deliver at home Olympics


AP Sports Writer

Updated July 26, 2012

WOKING, England (AP) After three weeks of pain and hard work led to a historic first win in the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins and his British teammates could be forgiven for treating themselves to some good times at their lavish retreat in Surrey.

But there's no time to get carried away. The road race is Saturday, and the cyclists have one goal: propelling world champion Mark Cavendish to gold and giving Britain its first Olympic title of the London Games.

A bookmakers' favorite, Cavendish wants to add the Olympic title to the gold medal he won at the world championships last year. He says the British squad is like a "dream team."

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