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Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) previews the road course

Vincenzo Nibali (Italy) previews the road course
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Chris Froome with Adam Yates during the Team GB training ride

Chris Froome with Adam Yates during the Team GB training ride
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Chris Froome puts in an effort during a Team GB training ride

Chris Froome puts in an effort during a Team GB training ride
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Louis Meintjes and South African teammate Daryl Impey were joined by Wiggle-High5 team manager Rochelle Gilmore on a training ride

Louis Meintjes and South African teammate Daryl Impey were joined by Wiggle-High5 team manager Rochelle Gilmore on a training ride
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A fan gets a selfie with Chris Froome

A fan gets a selfie with Chris Froome
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The men's Team GB squad for the road race squeeze in a photo during their training ride

The men's Team GB squad for the road race squeeze in a photo during their training ride
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The Australian men train on the velodrome in Rio

The Australian men train on the velodrome in Rio
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The Olympic rings in Rio

The Olympic rings in Rio (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio Olympic park

The Rio Olympic park (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio velodrome

The Rio velodrome (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio velodrome

The Rio velodrome (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio velodrome

The Rio velodrome (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio velodrome

The Rio velodrome (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio velodrome

The Rio velodrome (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Russians train on the velodrome in Rio

Russians train on the velodrome in Rio (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Russians train on the velodrome in Rio

Russians train on the velodrome in Rio (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Russians train on the velodrome in Rio

Russians train on the velodrome in Rio (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The Rio Olympic park

The Rio Olympic park (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The velodrome in Rio

The velodrome in Rio (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The Rio Olympic park

The Rio Olympic park (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Rio Olympic park

The Rio Olympic park (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Australian women train on the velodrome in Rio

The Australian women train on the velodrome in Rio
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Stephanie Morton (Australia)

Stephanie Morton (Australia)
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Matthew Glaetzer of Australia practices during a track cycling training session at the Rio Olympic Velodrome

Matthew Glaetzer of Australia practices during a track cycling training session at the Rio Olympic Velodrome
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Cuba's Marlies Mejias Garcia (L) and Brazil's Gideoni Monteiro

Cuba's Marlies Mejias Garcia (L) and Brazil's Gideoni Monteiro
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Germay women excited to get to the Rio velodrome

Germay women excited to get to the Rio velodrome
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The German team pursuiters train on the velodrome

The German team pursuiters train on the velodrome
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The German team pursuiters train on the velodrome

The German team pursuiters train on the velodrome
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Viktor Manakov, one of the few remaining Russian track cyclists, training at a hotel car park

Viktor Manakov, one of the few remaining Russian track cyclists, training at a hotel car park
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German cyclists preview the road course

German cyclists preview the road course
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Russian cyclists train on the velodrome despite an IOC ruling decimating their ranks

Russian cyclists train on the velodrome despite an IOC ruling decimating their ranks
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The Australian team take a selfie at the velodrome

The Australian team take a selfie at the velodrome
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The velodrome in Rio

The velodrome in Rio (Image credit: Sirotti)

The athletes are filing into Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with most of the competitors in the men's and women's road races already taking to the course for a preview.

Vincenzo Nibali (Italy), one of the favourites to win the gold on Saturday, took to the course on Wednesday morning with his teammates.

The velodrome has been holding regular training sessions, with Australia, Germany, and Russia testing out the boards.

Cyclingnews will be bringing full coverage of the Olympic Games.

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