World Cup Rowing: Munich

11:00pm Sunday 17 June on BBC TWO

John Inverdale introduces the action from the World Cup rowing regatta in Munich.

It’s the last chance for a hugely talented British squad to test themselves against their rivals before the London Olympics, where GB are tipped to beat their Beijing medal haul of six. Early season form augers well for Britain, who will want to reinforce the message that they are the team to beat this summer.

Names to watch out for in Munich include lightweight double sculls pair Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter, who are reigning Olympic and world champions, plus double sculls duo Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins, who were unbeaten together last year. Grainger will be especially keen to claim gold this summer , having had to settle for silver at the three previous Olympics.

The men’s coxless four, a category Britain has dominated at Olympic level, will also be intriguing, given that Team GB rejigged their line-up earlier this year.

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