Olympic24: Cavendish in for RideLondon as Lionhearts gear up

25 March 2015 / 07:54

Mark Cavendish will compete in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic as three Commonwealth Games medallists are name in the British Lionhearts team for their next World Series of Boxing clash. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Mark Cavendish signs up for RideLondon-Surrey Classic
  • British Lionhearts name team to take on Algeria Desert Hawks
  • Richard Kilty believes Great Britain are enjoying a ‘golden generation’ of sprinting

Cavendish signs up for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Multiple Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish will compete in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic in August.

The Manx Missile will ride with the Etixx-Quick-Step team in the men's pro race on August 2 – an event that sees 25 teams of six riders battle it out.

The 200km event starts at Horse Guards Parade and heads out to Surrey before finishing with a sprint along The Mall.

"I can't wait to ride this year," said Cavendish. "This race is already an event every rider wants to win."

British Lionhearts set for Algeria test

Three Commonwealth Games medallists have been named in the British Lionhearts team to take on the Algeria Desert Hawks away in the World Series of Boxing this Saturday in Blida.

The line-up includes Commonwealth gold medallist, Antony Fowler, and two boxers who won bronze in Glasgow, light-welterweight, Sam Maxwell, and Welsh bantamweight, Sean McGoldrick. 

They are joined by Harvery Horn at light-flyweight and French heavyweight Abdoulaye Diane.

Kilty talks up golden generation

Richard Kilty believes Great Britain are currently enjoying a ‘golden generation’ of sprinting.

Kilty, the world and European indoor 60m champion, has next year's Rio Olympics in his sights, but is not alone with the likes of James Dasaolu, Chijindu Ujah and Adam Gemili all setting their sights on Rio as well.

And while insisted this strength in depth is a good thing for Great Britain, Kilty admits it makes his own hopes of success that little bit harder.

"The golden generation of British sprinting is here now,” Kilty told Press Association Sport. “If you can make the team for Great Britain, you've got every chance of getting a medal at a major championships.

"It's stressful even trying to make the team. If you qualify, you're in for a shot against the Jamaicans, Americans. We've proved that we're getting towards their level now.”

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