British Cycling has today named the long list of selected riders who will represent Great Britain at the forthcoming UCI Road World Championships, taking place in Toscana, Italy, from 22 – 29 September 2013.
The reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome is set to headline the men’s elite road team with a strong team of British pro-riders named to support him. Current Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will contest the Time Trial event, along with Alex Dowsett.
Junior Road World Champion Lucy Garner will make her debut senior Road Worlds ride alongside Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead. Emma Pooley, a World Champion in 2010, is set to ride in the Time Trial event.
Adam and Simon Yates, fresh from their successful Tour de l’Avenir campaign in which Simon took two stage wins and Adam came second overall, have made selection for the U23 team.
Performance Manager Shane Sutton said: “I think the selection of the elite teams speak for themselves, we’ve got Olympic medallists, Tour de France winners and former World Champions all in the mix and I think we could do well across the board there.
“The Yates brothers have put some really impressive rides in on the road this season so I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do, and we should be well represented in the Junior events as well.”
The final selection for the UCI Road World Championships will be announced in due course.
Men’s Elite Road Race – 8 places qualified
Jon Tiernan Locke
Men’s Elite Time Trial
Sir Bradley Wiggins
Women’s Elite Road Race – 6 places qualified
Women’s Elite Time Trial
U23 Men’s Road Race – 6 places qualified
U23 Men’s Time Trial
Junior Men’s Road Race
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Junior Men’s Time Trial
Junior Women’s Road Race