Outside American medal hope Taylor Phinney could capatilise on the misfortune of rivals.
London 2012 Olympic Games: Keep up to date with who's won what in the cycling events
London 2012: Lizzie Armitstead wins Britain's first medal of 2012 Games as Dutchwoman Marianne Vos takes win
It was picnics and fake sideburns on Surrey's famous climb. But how did the ticketed access affect things?
London 2012: "It's incredible to see what they gave for the cause"
London 2012: No gold medal for Mark Cavendish and Great Britain as escape group stays clear
London 2012: British sprinter ready to shine on the streets of Surrey
London 2012 Olympic Games: British Eurosport programme schedule for cycling events
London 2012: Cycling Weekly's guide to the ones to watch out for at the Women's road race on Sunday
London 2012: Five man team in great shape after Tour de France heroics
London 2012: Cycling Weekly's guide to the riders who will be in with a chance of winning the first gold medal of the Games, on Saturday
London 2012 Olympic Games: Free one-day Travelcard will not cover your train journey to iconic climb
London 2012 Olympic Games: BBC programme schedule for cycling events
London 2012: GB team will line up on bikes designed and built in the UK
London 2012: VIP treatment for Sir Chris as he prepares to lead Team GB in to home Games
World champion neither confirms nor denies transfer rumours after different Tour de France.
London 2012 Olympic Games: Live and interactive coverage of the women's cycling road race on Sunday July 29
American to make Olympic Games debut in London this weekend
London 2012 Olympic Games: Live and interactive coverage of the men's cycling road race on Saturday July 28
International cycling news round-up: London 2012 road race; Mantova doping investigation; Hesjedal back on top; Nizzolo wins for RadioShack
London 2012: Boonen and Gilbert left stuck at the bottom after local riders get abusive
London 2012: Tom Boonen, Philippe Gilbert and Belgian compatriots test out the Olympic road race circuit ahead of Saturday's race
Redemption is at the forefront of the Australian sprinter's mind ahead the London 2012 men's road race in four days time.
London 2012 Olympic Games: Confirmed list of riders taking part in the women's time trial on August 1
London 2012 Olympic Games: Confirmed list of riders taking part in the men's time trial on August 1