British team for World Championships confirmed

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