Matt White and Cadel Evans talk after a training ride in Surrrey, England
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Team has more than one card to play
The Olympic Games is all about medals, and when it comes to the lottery of a professional road race, almost any colour will do. Heading into Saturday’s men’s road race Australia look set to cover all bases, with a line-up combining speed and aggression.
Packed with experience – four of their five started the men’s road race in Beijing four years ago – the team are capable of packing a complete punch with Matthew Goss their sprinting card, while his teammates comprise of former world champions and Tour de France stage winners.
Matt White, who oversaw a silver medal for the team in Copenhagen’s Worlds last year, has changed hats, sidelining his seat in the GreenEdge car for another stint of national service. The former pro, who was in London for the Olympic test event last summer believes that few teams will dedicate their recourses to a sprint.
“The different thing about this Olympic Games compared to a typical world championships is that the race will be won and lost between 80 kilometres to go and 50 kilometres to go. Because the last lap is so far from the finish I
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