Provisional list of riders taking part in the women's road race on August 7 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games women’s cycling road race takes place on Sunday, August 7, a day after the men’s event.

A total of 67 women will line up for the road events – which comprise Sunday’s road race and a time trial on Wednesday, August 10.

The women will take on a 136.9km route, tackling two loops of the Grumari circuit and one lap of the Vista Chinesa circuit. The latter includes a 8.5km climb with an  average 5.7 per cent gradient and is likely to act as a launchpad for any late attack.

Women's cycling road race map and profile - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Women’s cycling road race map and profile – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 champion Marianne Vos (Netherlands) returns but there is still a question mark over her form having had an injury earlier in the season. Her Dutch team-mate Anna Van Der Breggen will also be one to watch. Second in 2012, current world champion Lizzie Armitstead will hope to step up and claim gold for Great Britain.

Germany, Italy, Australia and the USA also field very strong squads, which – like the Netherlands – benefit from having the maximum four riders.

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Australia

Gracie Elvin
Katrin Garfoot
Rachel Neylan
Amanda Spratt

Austria

Martina Ritter

Azerbaijan

Olena Pavlukhina

Belarus

Alena Amialiusik

Belgium

Ann-Sophie Duyck
Lotte Kopecky
Anisha Vekemans

Brazil

Clemilda Fernandes
Flavia Oliveira

Canada

Karol-Ann Canuel
Leah Kirchmann
Tara Whitten

Chile

Paola Munoz

Colombia

Ana Sanabria

Costa Rica

Milagro Mena

Cuba

Arlenis Sierra

Cyprus

Antri Christoforou

Finland

Lotta Lepisto

France

Audrey Corden
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Germany

Lisa Brennauer
Romy Kasper
Claudia Lichtenberg
Trixi Worrack

Great Britain

Lizzie Armitstead
Nikki Harris
Emma Pooley

Israel

Shani Bloch

Italy

Giorgia Bronzini
Elena Cecchini
Tatiana Guderzo
Elisa Longo Borghini

Japan

Eri Yonamine

Korea

Ahreum Na

Lithuania

Daiva Tuslaite

Luxembourg

Chantal Hoffmann
Christine Majerus

Mexico

Carolina Rodriguez

Namibia

Vera Adrian

Netherlands

Anna Van Der Breggen
Ellen Van Dijk
Annemiek Van Vleuten
Marianne Vos

New Zealand

Linda Villumsen

Norway

Vita Heine

Poland

Malgorzata Jasinska
Katarzyna Niewiadoma
Anna Plichta

Russia

Olga Zabelinskaya

Slovenia

Polona Batagelj

South Africa

An-li Kachelhoffer
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Spain

Ane Santesteban

Sweden

Emilia Fahlin
Emma Johansson
Sara Mustonen

Switzerland

Jolanda Neff

Taiwan

Ting Ying Huang

Thailand

Jutatip Maneephan

Ukraine

Hanna Solovey

United States

Mara Abbott
Kristin Armstrong
Megan Guarnier
Evelyn Stevens

Venezuela

Jennifer Cesar