Tour de France winner Chris Froome will lead a strong British men’s team, which includes Sir Bradley Wiggins, at the UCI Road World Championships in Florence, Tuscany, Italy next week.

The squad, which was announced today, will include Tour riders Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas as well as Wiggins, who also will also compete in the time trial.

Wiggins is joined by Alex Dowsett for the time trial, whilst Lizzie Armitstead leads the women’s road race team.

Emma Pooley, who had made the longlist for the women’s road race and time trial, has declined her place in order to focus on her studies. 

Cycling Weekly will be covering all the world championship action as it unfolds in Florence. Head to Road World Championships coverage index for previews, news and reports from all the action in Italy. 

Men’s Elite Road Race

Mark Cavendish

Steve Cummings

Josh Edmondson

Chris Froome

Ian Stannard

Geraint Thomas

Jon Tiernan Locke

Bradley Wiggins

Men’s Elite Time Trial

Alex Dowsett

Bradley Wiggins

Women’s Elite Road Race

Lizzie Armitstead

Katie Colclough

Nikki Harris

Lucy Garner




  • Mike

    272K is a very long way. Chris Froome is our team leader but Ian Stannard is the only rider who has shown the ability to win a race over 200km. We are the favourites because of Chris but does he have the legs to RACE that third 100K? The 16km finishing circuit is rather like the Box Hill circuit in the Olympic race and we know what happened there. We’ve got to put our money on the right horse!

  • Ken Evans

    CW: it would be good to state how many places there are for GB riders in each race category, this year. Also what the current betting odd$ for the various races are.