Win a sports bag worth €200

To celebrate the forthcoming Olympics, RTÉ.ie Fashion and head and shoulders are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a sports bag worth €200 containing sporty essentials including a MP3 player, towels and bottles of head and shoulders Active Sport.

Mark Cavendish, 2011 Road World Champion Cyclist and 2011 BBC Sports Personality of Year is gearing up for his biggest challenge yet, the 2012 London Olympics where he will have the opportunity of winning the first Gold Medal of the tournament.

As he prepares himself for what is set to be the highlight of an already glittering cycling career, Mark or Cav as his friends call him reflects on the winning rituals he uses to prepare himself both mentally and physically for a big race.

1. head&shoulders Active Sport shampoo
The cold air channels through my helmet so I often get a dry scalp. Washing my hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo helps me tackle this. Before I race, a shower freshens me up and is an essential part of my pre-race winning rituals.

2. iPod
I love Brit Rock and British bands and listening to them really gets me in the mood for racing. I listen to music on the bus and chat to my friends to try and take my mind off of the race ahead. I think it is important to relax before you race, worrying will just take up vital energy.

3. Haribo
Athletes crave sugar after burning sugar whilst racing. This is probably my biggest food weakness!

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