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Team GB track cyclists train in Newport ahead of Rio Olympic Games

Team GB track cyclists train in Newport ahead of Rio Olympic Games

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Ahead of the Rio Olympic Games we went behind-the-scenes with Team GB's track cyclists during their training camp in Newport as they make final preparations before the journey to Brazil.

Team GB cyclists train in Newport

Mark Cavendish is aiming for a first Olympic medal. The Manxman, who took his Tour de France stage win tally to 30 after four superb victories in this year’s Tour, will race in the men’s omnium in Rio.

Team GB's Mark Cavendish trains in Newport ahead of the Rio Olympic Games

Two Olympic gold medals made Laura Trott one of the stars of the London Olympic Games. Now a seven-time world champion, the 24-year-old is aiming to defend team pursuit and omnium crowns in Brazil.

Team GB's Laura Trott trains in Newport ahead of the Rio Olympic Games

Sir Bradley Wiggins leads the men’s team pursuit quartet. It will be Wiggins’ fifth Games as he goes in search of a fifth Olympic gold medal.  

Team GB's Sir Bradley Wiggins leads the men's team pursuit in Newport

Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull in team pursuit training. They will be aiming to turn the tables on Australia, who edged Great Britain to gold at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London back in March.

Team GB's Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull in team pursuit training.

Olympic and world sprint champion Jason Kenny has three Olympic gold medals to his name and is set to race in the sprint, keirin and team sprint at the Rio velodrome.

Team GB's Jason Kenny trains in Newport ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.

From left to right: Ciara Horne, Elinor Barker, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell Shand ready to start an effort. Great Britain won bronze at the world championships, the first time they have been outside the top two at a world championships.

Team GB's Ciara Horne, Elinor Barker, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell Shand ready to start an effort in Newport.

Scotland's Katie Archibald on the front during women's team pursuit training.

Scotland's Katie Archibald on the front during women's team pursuit training.

Time to review training for Trott, Barker, Horne and Katie Archibald with coach Paul Manning.

Trott, Barker, Horne and Katie Archibald with coach Paul Manning.

Rio will represent a first Olympic Games for Becky James (left) and Katy Marchant (right). The duo will race in the sprint and keirin events.

Team GB's Becky James and Katy Marchant trains in Newport ahead of the Rio Olympic Games

James, 24, was a double world champion in 2013 and has fought back from a knee injury to make the Games. The Welsh rider delighted home fans at the world championships in London with a bronze medal in the keirin.

Team GB's Becky James trains in Newport

Katy Marchant made the switch over to track cycling from heptathlon in 2013 and has shown great promise, becoming a quadruple British champion in 2015.

Team GB's Katy Marchant trains in Newport ahead of the Rio Olympic Games