@Dixavd: The British team lost the race by themselves, almost all of the other teams had a rider in a break. Once they saw that team GB was attempting a 220km team time trial, the other teams weren't going to stop them from self-destructing. The Germans gave them some help at pace-setting, although it came far too late. It was a tactical mistake to not send someone up the road for GB and expect everyone else to go along with their plan.
Kazakhstan's Alex Vinokourov wins the Road Race in his final professional race. Race was more interesting than I thought, with no bunch sprint. Big time fail on the Team Sky conspirators, had as many riders working to pull the break back for Mark Cavendish and can't even close a measly 1 minute gap.
In the morning, the competition begins! With one of the first medal bearing events being the cycling Men's 260km Road Race. An early chance for British gold as Great Britain has a 5 man team working to get the race to end in a mass sprint. Mark Cavendish is the favourite in this scenario, but other big names could and probably will attempt a breakaway during one of the Box Hill circuit climbs. Any non-sprinter in the peloton will try to break and stay away for any hope of a medal. But with a 50km flat section after the last climb of Box Hill, Team Sky, oops I mean Team Great Britain, will try to reel in the leaders.