Great Britain World Championship Cycling Team

Amazing news. Great Britain has been allocated 9 places at the Road Race World Championships in Switzerland in September! Because Great Britain, as country, is in the top 10 UCI ranked nations (due to the impressive results of all our riders in UCI competitions recently) we are able to have 9 riders instead of 6 for those outside the top 10. Great Britain is ranked 8th in the UCI list with 462 points.

It is an huge achievement, even ousting out big cycling fanatics France.

Currently, 14 riders have been chosen to go on a training camp in Switzerland and will be narrowed down to the final 9.

Looking through the list it is incredible the list of just 14 names, and just shows the talent British cycling has at the moment:

Jonny Bellis (Saxo Bank)
Mark Cavendish (Columbia)
Steve Cummings (Barloworld)
Russell Downing (CandiTV)
Dan Fleeman (Cervelo)
Chris Froome (Barloworld)
Roger Hammond (Cervelo)
Jeremy Hunt (Cervelo)
Dan Lloyd (Cervelo)
David Millar (Garmin)
Ian Stannard (ISD)
Ben Swift (Katusha)
Geraint Thomas (Barloworld)
Bradley Wiggins (Garmin)

The most notable addition for me is Russell Downing. Fantastic news, especially for the UK circuit and surely must give him a heads up for the Sky team next year now. I'm a huge fan of Russell Downing and he has swept up pretty much everything this year. I hope he gets a place.

My 9 would be: Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, David Millar, Jeremy Hunt, Chris Froome, Steve Cummings, Roger Hammond, Ben Swift and Russell Downing.

The World Championships are on Sunday 27th September.

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