O'Grady confident of gold

Stuart O'Grady is confident the Australian cycling team will win a medal on the London Olympics.
Stuart O'Grady is confident the Australian cycling team will win a medal on the London Olympics. Getty Images

THE Australian men are on the road to Olympic glory.

Well, one of the five riders is according to six-time Olympian Stuart O'Grady.

O'Grady is confident any one of the team is capable of winning the gold medal in the road race tomorrow (starting at 7pm AEST).

Simon Gerrans, Cadel Evans, Matthew Goss and Michael Rogers are the other four members.

"This is the best team Australia has ever had going into an Olympic road race," O'Grady said. "There is an incredible amount of experience in this team and I think it's going to be a major factor in the race."

As for threats, Gerrans said the strong Great Britain team would pose a major one, but it would have to cope with the enormous pressure of local expectation in their home Olympics.

"The fact they are going in with the current world champion and Tour de France champion as well, that's obviously attracting a lot of attention," he said. "In the past they have seemed to handle the pressure fairly well, but I don't think they have ever had pressure like this before."

Topics:  cadel evans, london olympics, matthew goss, michael rogers, simon gerrans, stuart o'grady



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