Rubber meets the road to Rio for 2016 Olympic Games

Brazil has certainly had a bigger share than ever of pre-Olympic jitters, between delays in the completion of venue construction, collapsing infrastructure, and fears of infections with the Zika virus scaring away some competitors. But when the Olympic Games officially kick off in Rio de Janeiro with the men's road cycling event on August 6, all that will be forgotten as the men take to the challenging and unique 241.5-kilometre road race course starting from Fort Copacabana at 09:30 local time.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.

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