The Tokyo Olympics will no-doubt be a highlight of the cycling season for British fans, with riders competing across the road, time trial, track, BMX, and mountain bike disciplines - here is the full Team GB cycling squad for the games.
On June 21, national governing body British Cycling revealed the 26 names from 14 disciplines who will compete in Japan this summer, with GB represented by a mixture of experienced Olympians and debutants.
Cycling events in Tokyo start with the men's road race on Saturday, July 24 followed by the women's road road the following day.
Check out the full list of timings for cycling events here.
The road race teams will be stacked with WorldTour talent like Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) and 2018 Tour de France winner Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), while the track team will feature a selection of Olympic gold medallists.
British Cycling performance director Stephen Park said: “I am incredibly excited by the squad we have selected to represent Team GB in Tokyo, and there will be plenty for British cycling fans to cheer for during the Olympic Games.
“We have six Olympic Champions bolstering our squad, with Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny, Laura Kenny, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald all very driven to add more medals to their palmarès.
“At the other end of the spectrum, we pride ourselves on the strength of our pathway, and this is evident in the team we have selected with recent Academy graduates making our Olympic team. Josie Knight, Ethan Vernon and Anna Shackley have seized every opportunity this additional year has given them and it will be testament to the work of our pathway programme to see them on the start line in Tokyo.”
In the men’s road race, Team GB have four riders competing in Thomas, Tao Geoghegan Hart, along with Simon and Adam Yates.
In the men’s time trial, British hopes will lie with Geoghegan Hart and Thomas.
On the women’s side of the competition, Lizzie Deignan and Anna Shackley will fly the Union Jack, with Shackley also racing the TT.
Tom Pidcock will be making his Olympic debut in the mountain bike event, while Evie Richards will also be racing the MTB.
Both the men’s and women’s track squads will feature some of the biggest British names, including Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Elinor Barker, Ed Clancy and Jason Kenny.
Park added: “We are renowned for our domination in the track events and, while we have a realistic expectation that the rest of the world will be more competitive than ever this year, I am still extremely excited to see every single member of the track squad in the hunt for a medal in Tokyo.”
Full Team GB squad for the Tokyo Olympics
Men's road race
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Women's road race
Men's BMX SX
Ross Cullen (travelling reserve)
Women's BMX SX
Men's BMX Freestyle Park
James Jones (travelling reserve)
Women's BMX Freestyle Park
Charlie Tanfield (travelling reserve)
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