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London-Surrey Cycle Classic: The view from The Mall

Spectator access on Box Hill and the start/finish on The Mall was limited to those with wristbands – but we were there with media accreditation in one hand and a camera in the other to bring you these behind-the-scenes shots.

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Mark Cavendish, riding for Great Britain with Alex Dowsett, Roger Hammond, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, signs on ahead of the London-Surrey Cycle Classic


Russell Downing played a key part in Mark Cavendish's leadout despite riding for 'England'


Australia fielded a strong team of Michael Matthews, Heinrich Haussler, Leigh Howard, Stuart O'Grady and Matt Goss


Former world champion Tom Boonen led Belgium's attack but could only finish 73rd


One hundred and forty five riders started the race


Buckingham Palace, where spectator access was unrestricted, marked 500m to go


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Spectator access was limited on Box Hill and The Mall


Organisers claimed more than 100,000 people lined the route but crowds were thin at the finish


Mark Cavendish launches his sprint with 150m to the line (pic courtesy of


Mark Cavendish speaks to the media after his victory
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