GB longlist for UCI Road World Championships announced

Alex Dowsett chases. Men's road race, Road World Championships 2012

British Cycling today announced its longlist for this year's UCI Road World Championships, which take place in Florence, Italy at the end of September.

Some line-ups were confirmed - Sir Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett will fill Britain's two slots for the men's time trial on September 25, for example - although an 11-rider longlist was named for the men's road race, with only eight places available for the showcase event on September 29.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.