Alex Dowsett and Adam Blythe headline GB team for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Dan McLay will join Alex Dowsett and Adam Blythe in the Great Britain team for the RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday

WorldTour riders Alex Dowsett (Movistar) and Adam Blythe (Tinkoff) will ride for the Great Britain team at Sunday's RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

British champion Blythe won the event back in 2014 while riding for domestic team NFTO, while Dowsett last rode the race in its inaugural year in 2011 while racing for Team Sky.

The pair are joined by Dan McLay (Fortuneo-Vital Concept), who four top-10 finishes at the Tour de France this year, including third to Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel on stage six.

Four-time British cyclo-cross champion Ian Field and British Cycling academy prospects Ollie Wood and Matt Gibson make up the six man team.

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"Adam, Dan and Alex have all had some impressive results at an elite level this season but for me it’s exciting to be able to include the two academy riders in a squad which is so full of experience," said academy endurance coach Keith Lambert.

"Ollie and Matt will learn a lot from riding in this team, especially in front of a home crowd. Under the guidance of Stuart Blunt, who will be the directeur sportif for the race, I’m looking to seeing the two academy riders get stuck into the racing and to support the elite riders where they can.”

Great Britain team for RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Adam Blythe, Alex Dowsett, Ian Field, Dan McLay, Ollie Wood, Matt Gibson

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