British World Champs team announced

British Cycling has announced the list of riders who will be representing Great Britain at the UCI 2011 Road World Championships in Copenhagen next week.

Mark Cavendish will be bidding for the elite men’s road race title and is backed up by a solid team of seven riders that includes 2011 Vuelta a Espana podium finishers Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins. Wiggins also joins David Millar in the men’s time trial.

The women’s road race team is particularly strong, including Lizzie Armitstead, former World Champion Nicole Cooke and Emma Pooley. Pooley defends her world title in the women’s time trial as Britain’s only representative.

Britain’s under-23 and junior teams also include several riders with a serious medal prospect, rounding off what has to be Britain’s strongest Worlds line-up for many years.

The 2011 UCI Road World Championships take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, over September 19-25, 2011. 

Elite men’s road race
Mark Cavendish
Steve Cummings
Chris Froome
Jeremy Hunt
David Millar
Ian Stannard
Geraint Thomas
Bradley Wiggins

Elite men’s time trial
David Millar
Bradley Wiggins

Elite women’s road race
Lizzie Armitstead
Katie Colclough
Nicole Cooke
Catherine Williamson
Sharon Laws
Lucy Martin
Emma Pooley

Elite women’s time trial
Emma Pooley
Julia Shaw (late addition to squad)

U23 men’s road race
Mark Christian
Andrew Fenn
Luke Rowe
Erick Rowsell
Scott Thwaites
Simon Yates

U23 men’s time trial
Mark Christian

Junior men’s road race
Owain Doull
Jon Dibben
Matthew Holmes
Sam Lowe
Alistair Slater

Junior men’s time trial
Owain Doull
Jon Dibben

Junior women’s road race
Elinor Baker
Hannah Barnes
Lucy Garner
Amy Roberts

Junior women’s time trial
Elinor Barker
Hannah Barnes

Related links

Road World Championships 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index