The Olympic Games opening ceremony is about to get underway, but some of the men who race at 09:30 on Saturday morning are skipping the festivities in order to rest up and be top shape for the start of their 237.5km race.
You can follow all of the action on Cyclingnews' live ticker for the men and women's races through the finish, expected to be around 16:20 local time.
- Olympic Games cycling full preview
- Men's road race start list
- Men's road race map and profile
- Olympic Games: 10 riders to watch in men's road race
- Froome's lack of one-day race experience not a factor for Olympics says Brailsford
The women's race begins on Sunday at 12:15 local time and also ends around 16:20 (15:20 EDT/21:20 CET) and is contested over 136.9km.
- Women's road race map and profile
- Women's road race start list
- 10 riders to watch in the women's Olympic road race
- Mara Abbott: Seizing the opportunity at Olympic Games
- Guarnier one of four big cards to play for Team USA at Rio Olympics
For the full schedule of races and how to watch on television, check out our How to watch the Olympic Games guide.
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