Bradley Wiggins (Sky), Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) and Laura Trott (Wiggle Honda) are among the riders on the start list for the 2014 British road race national championships at the end of June in Monmouthshire, Wales.
Cavendish and Armitstead are back to defend the titles that they won last year in the road race events, and will both come up against a host of continental and British-based riders in the fight for the red, white and blue striped jersey.
Sky professionals Geraint Thomas, Ben Swift and Peter Kennaugh will line up with Cavendish and Wiggins in the men’s road race on Sunday, June 29. They will face competition from a strong line-up of home riders such as Kristian House (Rapha Condor JLT), Yanto Barker (Raleigh), Adam Blythe (NFTO) and Tom Moses (Rapha Condor JLT), who will all be looking to upset their continental counterparts.
Trott and Armitstead will be joined by Lucy Garner (Giant-Shimano), Sharon Laws and Hannah Barnes (both UnitedHealthcare) among many others on the start line for the women’s road race, also on Sunday June 29.
Before the road races, the national time trial titles will be decided on Thursday June 26.
Defending men’s TT champion Alex Dowsett (Movistar) will ride against Wiggins, Thomas and David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) as well as in-form domestic rider Matt Bottrill (www.drag2zero.com), who won the 50-mile national time trial title on Sunday.
Jo Rowsell (Wiggle Honda) defends her national title in the women’s time trial against Armitstead and Pearl Izumi pair Katie Archibald and Sarah Storey.
British road national championships 2014: schedule of events
Thursday 26 June 2014
2pm Elite women’s time trial
2:30pm Under-23 men’s time trial
6:30pm Elite men’s time trial
Sunday 29 June
9am Elite and under-23 women’s road race
1pm Elite and under-23 men’s road race
Full start lists are available via the British Cycling website.