Britain's future Olympic hopefuls selected

Owain Doull, Revolution 26, December 2009

British Cycling has anounced the names of the 25 young riders that will form its Olympic Development Programme for the 2010/2011 season.

The programme was set up to nuture young cycling talent and take them on to the next stage of their racing career with the aim of creating Olympic gold-medal-winning riders on the track, road, BMX and mountain bike.

The ODP riders are aged between 16-18 and remain on the programme for two years, after which they are assessed for inclusion in the next tier of Olympic development - the Olympic Academy Programme.

"We've got 25 riders on this year's ODP, with a healthy mix across each discipline which means training camps and racing opportunities are optimised," said GB performance manager Shane Sutton.

"We have 18 new recruits, of which 16 have graduated from the Talent Team programme and a significant number of these riders came through the Go-Ride programme. This is testament to the success of British Cycling's development pathway and puts us in good stead for future Olympic Games beyond London 2012."

The programme supports the riders in their development with structured coaching and racing experience at national and international level.


Jonathan Dibben

Owain Doull

Matthew Holmes

Christopher Latham

Sam Lowe

Josh Papworth

Harry Tanfield

Elinor Barker

Hannah Barnes

Lucy Garner

Hannah Layland

Harriet Owen

Amy Roberts


James Berryman

Jessica Crampton

John Paul

Matthew Rotherham

Victoria Williamson

Mountain bike

Grant Ferguson

Katy Winton


Kyle Evans

Grant Hill

Dan McBride

Abbie Taylor

Tre Whyte

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