British Cycling to cut back under-23 squad road programme, targets two events

National federation cites ‘incredibly challenging financial landscape’

Leo Hayter at the under-23 road world championships 2022
(Image credit: Getty)

British Cycling is planning a reduced road calendar for its Great Britain Cycling Team (GBCT) Senior Academy riders in 2024, and could only send an under-23 team to the World and European Championships. 

As a result, it is expected that the national federation will forgo other key road events. These are likely to include Nations Cup rounds, the Tour of Britain and the Tour de l’Avenir, a flagship stage race of the under-23 calendar, which has seen the emergence of British talents such as Thomas Gloag, Tao Geoghegan Hart and the Yates brothers, Adam and Simon. 

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