Rio 2016 Olympic Games women’s road race start list

Provisional list of riders taking part in the women's road race on August 7 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games women's cycling road race takes place on Sunday, August 7, a day after the men's event.

A total of 67 women will line up for the road events – which comprise Sunday's road race and a time trial on Wednesday, August 10.

The women will take on a 136.9km route, tackling two loops of the Grumari circuit and one lap of the Vista Chinesa circuit. The latter includes a 8.5km climb with an  average 5.7 per cent gradient and is likely to act as a launchpad for any late attack.

Women's cycling road race map and profile - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Women's cycling road race map and profile - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 champion Marianne Vos (Netherlands) returns but there is still a question mark over her form having had an injury earlier in the season. Her Dutch team-mate Anna Van Der Breggen will also be one to watch. Second in 2012, current world champion Lizzie Armitstead will hope to step up and claim gold for Great Britain.

Germany, Italy, Australia and the USA also field very strong squads, which - like the Netherlands - benefit from having the maximum four riders.

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Australia

Gracie Elvin

Katrin Garfoot

Rachel Neylan

Amanda Spratt

Austria

Martina Ritter

Azerbaijan

Olena Pavlukhina

Belarus

Alena Amialiusik

Belgium

Ann-Sophie Duyck

Lotte Kopecky

Anisha Vekemans

Brazil

Clemilda Fernandes

Flavia Oliveira

Canada

Karol-Ann Canuel

Leah Kirchmann

Tara Whitten

Chile

Paola Munoz

Colombia

Ana Sanabria

Costa Rica

Milagro Mena

Cuba

Arlenis Sierra

Cyprus

Antri Christoforou

Finland

Lotta Lepisto

France

Audrey Corden

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Germany

Lisa Brennauer

Romy Kasper

Claudia Lichtenberg

Trixi Worrack

Great Britain

Lizzie Armitstead

Nikki Harris

Emma Pooley

Israel

Shani Bloch

Italy

Giorgia Bronzini

Elena Cecchini

Tatiana Guderzo

Elisa Longo Borghini

Japan

Eri Yonamine

Korea

Ahreum Na

Lithuania

Daiva Tuslaite

Luxembourg

Chantal Hoffmann

Christine Majerus

Mexico

Carolina Rodriguez

Namibia

Vera Adrian

Netherlands

Anna Van Der Breggen

Ellen Van Dijk

Annemiek Van Vleuten

Marianne Vos

New Zealand

Linda Villumsen

Norway

Vita Heine

Poland

Malgorzata Jasinska

Katarzyna Niewiadoma

Anna Plichta

Russia

Olga Zabelinskaya

Slovenia

Polona Batagelj

South Africa

An-li Kachelhoffer

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Spain

Ane Santesteban

Sweden

Emilia Fahlin

Emma Johansson

Sara Mustonen

Switzerland

Jolanda Neff

Taiwan

Ting Ying Huang

Thailand

Jutatip Maneephan

Ukraine

Hanna Solovey

United States

Mara Abbott

Kristin Armstrong

Megan Guarnier

Evelyn Stevens

Venezuela

Jennifer Cesar