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Gallery: Olympic time trials practice session

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Olympic time trial medal contender Tony Martin (Germany)

Olympic time trial medal contender Tony Martin (Germany) (Image credit: Specialized)
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Olympic time trial medal contender Tony Martin (Germany)

Olympic time trial medal contender Tony Martin (Germany) (Image credit: Specialized)
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Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins (GBr) takes a look at the course

Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins (GBr) takes a look at the course (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Nelson Oliveira (Portugal)

Nelson Oliveira (Portugal) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Shara Gillow is Australia's reigning time trial champion.

Shara Gillow is Australia's reigning time trial champion. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Emilia Fahlin (Sweden)

Emilia Fahlin (Sweden) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Denise Ramsden (Canada)

Denise Ramsden (Canada) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Liesbet de Vocht (Belgium)

Liesbet de Vocht (Belgium) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Defending Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong (USA) recons the time trial course.

Defending Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong (USA) recons the time trial course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Clara Hughes (Canada) hopes to add another Olympic medal to her collection. She's the only athlete to have won multiple Olympic medals in both the summer and winter Games.

Clara Hughes (Canada) hopes to add another Olympic medal to her collection. She's the only athlete to have won multiple Olympic medals in both the summer and winter Games. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lars Bak (Denmark) recons the time trial route.

Lars Bak (Denmark) recons the time trial route. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Denis Menchov (Russia) previews the time trial course.

Denis Menchov (Russia) previews the time trial course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Michael Rogers (Australia) is a three-time world champion against the clock.

Michael Rogers (Australia) is a three-time world champion against the clock. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Reigning time trial world champion Tony Martin (Germany) is a favourite for gold on Wednesday.

Reigning time trial world champion Tony Martin (Germany) is a favourite for gold on Wednesday. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lizzie Armitstead (Great Britain) has already claimed an Olympic medal with a silver in Sunday's road race.

Lizzie Armitstead (Great Britain) has already claimed an Olympic medal with a silver in Sunday's road race. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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2012 Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome (Great Britain) preview the time trial course.

2012 Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome (Great Britain) preview the time trial course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Nelson Oliveira (Portugal)

Nelson Oliveira (Portugal) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Amber Neben (USA) previews the Olympic time trial course.

Amber Neben (USA) previews the Olympic time trial course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Tatiana Guderzo (Italy)

Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) crashed heavily in the road race on Saturday, but the defending Olympic time trial champion hopes to bounce back on Wednesday.

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) crashed heavily in the road race on Saturday, but the defending Olympic time trial champion hopes to bounce back on Wednesday. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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2008 time trial world champion Bert Grabsch (Germany)

2008 time trial world champion Bert Grabsch (Germany) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) is a heavy favourite to win the gold medal on Wednesday in the time trial.

Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) is a heavy favourite to win the gold medal on Wednesday in the time trial. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Chris Froome (Great Britain) recons the time trial course.

Chris Froome (Great Britain) recons the time trial course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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French time trial champion Sylvain Chavanel previews the Olympic TT venue.

French time trial champion Sylvain Chavanel previews the Olympic TT venue. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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David McCann (Ireland)

David McCann (Ireland) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Things begin to break up at the front of the race.\

Things begin to break up at the front of the race.\ (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Signage along the Olympic time trial route.

Signage along the Olympic time trial route. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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2008 time trial world champon Amber Neben (USA) is a contender for gold in the women's time trial.

2008 time trial world champon Amber Neben (USA) is a contender for gold in the women's time trial. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Janez Brajkovi (Slovenia) is a former U23 time trial world champion and a multi-time national champion in the discipline.

Janez Brajkovi (Slovenia) is a former U23 time trial world champion and a multi-time national champion in the discipline. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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2012 Lithuanian time trial champion Ramunas Navardauskas on the Olympic TT course.

2012 Lithuanian time trial champion Ramunas Navardauskas on the Olympic TT course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Marco Pinotti (Italy)

Marco Pinotti (Italy) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Taylor Phinney (USA) narrowly missed out on a medal in the road race and hopes to achieve that goal in the time trial.

Taylor Phinney (USA) narrowly missed out on a medal in the road race and hopes to achieve that goal in the time trial. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lars Boom (Netherlands)

Lars Boom (Netherlands) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Belgian time trial champion Philippe Gilbert recons the Olympic time trial route.

Belgian time trial champion Philippe Gilbert recons the Olympic time trial route. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Ryder Hesjedal (Canada) and defending Olympic time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) on the Olympic time trial course.

Ryder Hesjedal (Canada) and defending Olympic time trial champion Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) on the Olympic time trial course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Five-time Italian time trial champion Marco Pinotti puts in some practice time on the Olympic TT course.

Five-time Italian time trial champion Marco Pinotti puts in some practice time on the Olympic TT course. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan)

Fumiyuki Beppu (Japan) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gustav Erik Larsson (Sweden) was the silver medalist in the 2008 Olympic time trial.

Gustav Erik Larsson (Sweden) was the silver medalist in the 2008 Olympic time trial. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Bradley Wiggins (GBr) could become Great Britain's first gold medallist of the 2012 Games

Bradley Wiggins (GBr) could become Great Britain's first gold medallist of the 2012 Games (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) with Hampton Court in the background

Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) with Hampton Court in the background (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Vasil Kiryienka limbers up ahead of the individual time trial at the 2012 Olympic Games

Vasil Kiryienka limbers up ahead of the individual time trial at the 2012 Olympic Games (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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The stars and stripes of the US national team are one of the most recognised sights in sport

The stars and stripes of the US national team are one of the most recognised sights in sport (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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What's happening here? An Olympic time trial, that's what

What's happening here? An Olympic time trial, that's what (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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The Metropolitan Police get their orders

The Metropolitan Police get their orders (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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The podium is set up up in front of the palace

The podium is set up up in front of the palace (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Netherlands duo Lars Boom and Lieuwe Westra heading out to practice

Netherlands duo Lars Boom and Lieuwe Westra heading out to practice (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Belgium's Liesbet de Vocht

Belgium's Liesbet de Vocht (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Liesbet de Vocht chats with her Belgian staff

Liesbet de Vocht chats with her Belgian staff (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Team GB coach Chris Newton and Emma Pooley head out onto the roads

Team GB coach Chris Newton and Emma Pooley head out onto the roads (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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2012 Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome (GBr)

2012 Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome (GBr) (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Chris Froome (GBr) will be hoping to put a disappointing men's road race behind him

Chris Froome (GBr) will be hoping to put a disappointing men's road race behind him (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Eleonora van Dijk (Netherlands)

Eleonora van Dijk (Netherlands) (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Some young autograph hunters on the prowl

Some young autograph hunters on the prowl (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) and Ashleigh Moolman (RSA)

Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) and Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) is still basking in the glory of her silver medal in the women's road race

Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) is still basking in the glory of her silver medal in the women's road race (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)
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Switzerland's Michael Albasini

Switzerland's Michael Albasini (Image credit: Accomplish-Photography - www.accomplish.co.uk)

With less than 24 hours to go to the two time trial races at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the area surrounding London's Hampton Court Palace is being prepared meticulously for the arrival of thousands of fans, the world's media and the best time trial riders in the world.

As the final checks were made, many of the riders tested the course ahead of tomorrow's push for gold. Men's favourite Bradley Wiggins got in some last minute prep alongside his Team GB colleagues Chris Froome, Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Pooley while representatives from other nationalities also got a last look at what lies in store tomorrow. There was also plenty of opportunities for opportunistic young autograph hunters to add to their collections.

Whet your appetite by taking a look at our online gallery. Photos are courtesy of Hampton Court Village, Accomplish Photography and Sirotti.