British team for World Championships confirmed

Bradley Wiggins takes up the chase, Elite men's road race, Road World Championships 2011

British Cycling has announced the final list of GB riders taking part in the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in Limburg, Netherlands, over September 16-23.

There are no major surprises in the line-up, with a nine-man road race team that includes 2011 world champ Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. Jonathan Tiernan-Locke makes his GB road race debut on a course that could suit his climbing talents.

Alex Dowsett and Froome represent GB in the individial time trial. David Millar is absent from the list.

In the women's road race, a super-strong squad includes former world champ Nicole Cooke, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley and British national champ Sharon Laws. The only obvious omission is Lucy Martin, who represented GB at the Olympic Games in July.

Pooley joins Wendy Houvenaghel in the women's individual time trial. It's Houvenaghel's chance to shine in GB colours having missed out on making the final women's team pursuit line-up at the Olympic Games.

The junior ranks are also well represented, with 2011 world champion Lucy Garner in the women's road race and young climbing sensation Germain Burton in the men's event.

Elite Men - Road Race

Mark Cavendish

Steve Cummings

Alex Dowsett

Chris Froome

Luke Rowe

Ian Stannard

Ben Swift

Jon Tiernan-Locke

Bradley Wiggins

Elite Men - Time Trial

Alex Dowsett

Chris Froome

Elite Women - Road Race

Lizzie Armitstead

Katie Colclough

Nicole Cooke

Nikki Harris

Sharon Laws

Emma Pooley

Elite Women - Time Trial

Wendy Houvenaghel

Emma Pooley

U23 Men - Road Race

Josh Edmondson

Scott Thwaites

Simon Yates

U23 Men - Time Trial

Sam Harrison

Joe Perret

Junior Men - Road Race

Germain Burton

Jon Dibben

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Chris Lawless

Alex Peters

Will Stephenson

Junior Men - Time Trial

Jon Dibben

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Junior Women - Road Race

Elinor Barker

Lucy Garner

Emily Kay

Jessie Walker

Molly Weaver

Junior Women - Time Trial

Elinor Barker

Related links

Road World Championships 2012: Coverage index

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.