11 Feb 2011

Buckingham Palace finish line for Olympic cycle race

6:14 am on 11 February 2011

Buckingham Palace will provide a royal backdrop to the London Olympic cycling road race at the 2012 Games.

The men and women's road races are provisionally scheduled for the first two days of the Games.

Mark Cavendish, one of the big home hopes and winner of five stages on last year's Tour de France, is looking forward to the challenge.

He says competing at home in the road race on the opening weekend of the 2012 Games is going to be amazing.