Great Britain Academy team

British Cycling's Italian-based Olympic Academy team will be in action in France on Wednesday in the Cote Picardie race, the first event of the UCI's new under-23 Nations Cup series.

Steven Burke, Jonny Bellis, Russell Hampton, Ian Stannard, Ben Swift and Andy Tennant have been training hard in the last two weeks after moving into their house in Quarrata, near Florence in Tuscany.

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