No surprises in Olympic squad for Great Britain Cycling Team for London 2012 – no Dowsett as Millar is included
Joanna Rowsell said after hearing of her selection: “I am over the moon to be officially named as part of Team GB for the Olympic Games. This will be my first Olympics and I have been working towards this event for the last 7 years. It makes it even more special that it will be held so close to home – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can’t wait to get racing!”
Geraint Thomas: It was nice to officially ‘get the nod’ for Team GB’ today!! It’s not something I’ve taken for granted but also not something I’ve been thinking about either. We (the team pursuit squad) have simply been concentrating on our plan set out since November. It’s very exciting now, as we enter our ‘final phase’ of preparation. There has been a lot of talk about the London Games over the last few years. I just can’t wait to get racing now!!
The Team for the London 2012 Olympics:
Note: GB are pleased to confirm the follow riders that can be called on as a substitute in the event of sickness or injury.
Ross Edgar (age: 29 born: Newmarket)
Becky James (age: 20 born: Abergavenny)
Kyle Evans (age: 18 born: Wigan)
Abbie Taylor (age 18: born: Chesterfield)
GB Cycling Team for London Olympics
Cross Country Mountain Biking
Men’s Road (five to ride)
Women’s Road (four to ride)