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Women gear up for cycling road race

Great Britain's Women's Road Race team (Emma Pooley, Nicole Cooke and Lucy Martin) with coach Chris Lillywhite. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The women's cycling road race is due to begin at midday today on The Mall.

Much of the route is unticketed, so thousands of spectators are expected to turn out to line the roads.

You can see a map of the route here.