Great Britain names World Championships team

Full list of Great Britain riders announced for this year's UCI Road World Championships in Spain, September 21-28

Bradley Wiggins in the 2013 mens road race World Championship
(Image credit: Watson)

David Millar will captain the Great Britain team at the World Championships for one last time this year. Millar, who retires at the end of the season, is one of the nine men selected to represent GB at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships road race later this month.

Riding with Millar will be Chris Froome, Steve Cummings, Peter Kennaugh, Luke Rowe, Ben Swift, Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates and Simon Yates.

"Chris proved he’s in good shape by coming second at the Vuelta and I’m pleased David Millar will be leading the team in his last outing in Great Britain kit," said GB technical director Shane Sutton.

As yet, no indication has been given as to who will fill the role of team leader, or leaders, during the race, although the undulating course looks to suit the talents of Swift. The GB team will be undoubtedly be looking to improve on last year's performance in Florence, when none of its riders finished the race.

World Cup winner Lizzie Armitstead goes into the women's road race as one of the favourites for a podium place, and she is supported by Alice Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Anna Christian, Lucy Garner and Annie Last. Alice Barnes and Last make the switch to road from mountain biking.

Sutton said: "Lizzie Armitstead has a great team around her including two mountain bikers who should be able to support her on the reasonably hilly course."

Last year's silver medallist Bradley Wiggins and Alex Dowsett solely concentrate on the elite time trial, with neither doubling up in the road race. As previously announced, there are no British women taking part in the elite time trial.

"Sir Brad showed great form at the Tour of Britain this year, winning the time trial stage, and of course Alex did a fantastic ride to win the time trial at the Commonwealth Games so it will be interesting to see how they get on," said Sutton.

Under-23 and junior teams are well represented, with Tour of Britain competitors Tao Geoghagen Hart and Dan McLay both in the under-23 men's road race.

Dave Brailsford has been appointed to manage the team during the championships as Sutton is on duty at the National Track Championships.

The 2014 UCI Road World Championships take place in Ponferrada, Spain, over September 21-28.

Mark Cavendish leads the GB team in the 2013 mens road race World Championship

Mark Cavendish leads the GB team in the 2013 men's road race World Championship - but the Manxman will not ride this year
(Image credit: Watson)

Great Britain Cycling Team for 2014 UCI Road World Championships

Men’s elite road race

Steve Cummings

Chris Froome

Pete Kennaugh

David Millar

Luke Rowe

Ben Swift

Geraint Thomas

Adam Yates

Simon Yates

Men’s elite time trial

Alex Dowsett

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Women’s elite road race

Lizzie Armitstead

Alice Barnes

Hannah Barnes

Anna Christian

Lucy Garner

Annie Last

Under-23 men’s road race

Scott Davies

Owain Doull

Tao Geoghegan Hart

Dan McLay

Alex Peters

Under-23 men’s time trial

Scott Davies

Jon Dibben

Junior men’s road race

Gabriel Cullaigh

Nathan Draper

Matt Gibson

James Shaw

Steve Williams

Junior men’s time trial

Matt Gibson

Junior women’s road race

Megan Barker

Grace Garner

Beth Hayward

Mel Lowther

Junior women’s time trial

Grace Garner

Mel Lowther

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List of events taking place at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, over September 21-28