British Cycling announces list of funded riders ahead of Rio 2016

King, Trott and Rowsell gold, London 2012 Olympic Games, track day three

British Cycling has confirmed the list of riders who will receive support and funding during 2013, ultimately heading towards the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

Full lists of riders who will be part of BC's Olympic Podium Programme (OPP), Olympic Academy Programme (OAP) and Olympic Development Programme (ODP) have been detailed.

The top-tier OPP contains those athletes already performing at the highest level in international competition, whilst the OAP and ODP are designed to give riders experience and coaching so that they can progress to the OPP.

All Olympic and Paralympic cycling disciplines are part of the programme, including track, road, time trial, BMX and mountain bike.

Such is Britain's current strength in international cycling, the list includes Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and Giro d'Italia stage winners, world champions and world cup champions as well as Olympic and Paralympic champions... and a certain Tour de France winner. 

"We continue with a strong squad of podium riders, all of whom we believe have medal potential for 2016," said BC performance director David Brailsford.

"It's exciting to see Becky James progress on to the final stage of the performance pathway and fill the big gap that Victoria Pendleton left when she retired. Professional road riders Josh Edmondson, Lucy Martin and Katie Colclough are also included on the 2013 Olympic Podium Programme."

The women's endurance academy returns with junior road race world champion Lucy

Garner joined by Amy Roberts as they progress from the ODP.

"These girls are all signed with road teams, but show exceptional talent on the track with Elinor Barker already stepping up and winning a gold medal in the team pursuit at the world championships in Minsk which puts her straight onto podium level funding, so it's great that they can continue their development on the British Cycling pathways," said Brailsford.

"Overall, I think we're in a good place on the pathway to Rio," concluded Brailsford. 

British cyclists won 12 medals in the London 2012 Olympic Games and 14 in the 2008 Games in Beijing - both included eight gold medals. On both occasions, Britain topped the medal table for cycling events.

Olympic Podium Programme


Matt Crampton

Kian Emadi

Philip Hindes

Becky James

Jason Kenny

Lewis Oliva

Callum Skinner

Jess Varnish

Victoria Williamson

Men's Endurance

George Atkins

Steven Burke

Mark Cavendish

Ed Clancy

Steve Cummings

Jon Dibben

Alex Dowsett

Josh Edmondson

Ross Edgar

Andy Fenn

Chris Froome

Sam Harrison

Pete Kennaugh

Luke Rowe

Ian Stannard

Ben Swift

Andy Tennant

Geraint Thomas

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Simon Yates

Women's Endurance

Lizzie Armitstead

Elinor Barker

Katie Colclough

Dani King

Lucy Martin

Emma Pooley

Joanna Rowsell

Laura Trott


Liam Phillips

Shanaze Reade

Mountain Bike

Annie Last

David Fletcher

Kenta Gallagher


Jon Allan Butterworth

Mark Colbourne

Jody Cundy

Karen Darke

Fiona Duncan

Neil Fachie

Anthony Kappes

Darren Kenny

Crystal Lane

Craig MacLean

Aileen McGylnn

Shaun McKeown

Pete Mitchell

Rachel Morris

Jason Queally

Helen Scott

David Stone

Dame Sarah Storey

Lauryn Therin

Lora Turnham

Olympic Academy Programme


Rosie Blount

Katy Marchant

Matt Rotherham

Men's Endurance

Owain Doull

Joe Kelly

Chris Latham

Sam Lowe

Ali Slater

Women's Endurance

Lucy Garner

Amy Roberts


Kyle Evans

Grant Hill

Curtis Manaton

Dan McBride

Abbie Taylor

Tre Whyte

Mountain Bike

Bethany Crumpton

Grant Ferguson


Brian Alldis

Terry Byrne

Rhiannon Henry

Olympic Development Programme


Hannah Blount

Sophie Capewell

Ellie Coster

Leon Gledhill

Jack Hoyle

Danielle Khan

Thomas Scammell


Germain Burton

Gabriel Cullaigh

Scott Davies

Joe Evans

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Matt Gibson

Bethany Hayward

Hayley Jones

Emily Kay

Chris Lawless

Melissa Lowther

Zachery May

Emily Nelson

Jacob Ragan

Oliver Wood


Charlotte Green

Quillan Isidore

Dan Pullen

Jacob Roberts

Ryan Stack

Mountain Bike

Alice Barnes

Lucy Grant

Billy Harding

Dylan Kerfoot Robson

Iain Paton

Jack Ravenscroft

Samuel Stean

Mike Thompson


Megan Boyd

Matt Ellis

Corrine Hall

Andy Kelsey

Simon Price

Sophie Thornhill

Jaco Van Gass

Jonathan Wren

Related links

London 2012 cycling events medal table

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