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Cycling-Cavendish gets Olympic medal shot in Rio (Reuters)
(Repeats fixing typo in para 19) * Cavendish out to win first Olympic medal * Froome eyeing road gold * Trott leads women's track team (Adds details, quotes) By Martyn Herman LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish will get the chance to claim a long-awaited Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro this year after being named in Britain's track cycling team on Friday. The 30-year-old, the most prolific road sprinter of his generation with 26 Tour de France stage wins, will take part in the multi-discipline omnium event in the Rio velodrome. Cavendish, who will ride he Tour de France for Team Dimension Data, missed out on a road race medal at the London 2012 Olympics and in the Madison in Beijing eight years ago when partnering Bradley Wiggins. More...
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