Britain 'has lost home advantage in cycling'
Hosting a world championship event at the London 2012 cycling velodrome has denied the British team an advantage over their rivals, the Canadian cycling coach Richard Wooles has said.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Wooles said the fact his team and other international sides had been able to experience the track and the atmosphere for themselves meant it would be something they would be used to when the Games takes place.
He remarked: "We were very surprised to get that chance. We felt like it was such a great opportunity to get an edge up. We've been very fortunate."
Fans keen to enjoy London 2012 hospitality may regard the track cycling as one of the sports to see, as the British team has been stacking up the gold medals in recent years.
Great Britain won seven of the ten golds on offer and 12 out of 30 medals overall in the velodrome in Beijing four years ago.
By Liz Johnstone