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Road race heartbreak for Cavendish
3:57pm Saturday 28th July 2012 in Sport
Mark Cavendish's bid to claim Great Britain's first Olympic gold of the London 2012 Games on The Mall was ended as Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokourov triumphed in a dramatic men's road race.
Cavendish, the world champion and winner of 23 Tour de France stages, was among the favourites for the 250-kilometre event, which included nine ascents of Surrey's Box Hill.
But despite phenomenal support from his four British team-mates a late breakaway stayed clear and Vinokourov won the sprint for the line.
Colombia's Rigoberto Uran, a Team Sky colleague of Cavendish's, claimed silver, with Norway's Alexander Kristoff third.
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