News: GB riders for the Olympics Named

Tom Pidcock, Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Yates brothers, Lizzie Deignan, and Evie Richards some of the riders in the Great Britain Cycling Team for the Olympics in Japan

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News: GB riders for the Olympics Named

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has named the riders who will compete in the cycling events at the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Twenty six riders from the Great Britain Cycling Team, of which 16 will make their Team GB debut, have been selected to represent Team GB, with the team setting themselves the aim of being more competitive across the cycling disciplines at the Tokyo Games. Six Olympic Champions are included in the squad, with Geraint Thomas, Ed Clancy, Jason Kenny, Laura Kenny, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald.

In the road events, twin brothers Adam and Simon Yates have been selected for the men’s road race, as have Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart, both of whom will also contest the men’s time trial event. In the women’s road race, London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Lizzie Deignan will be joined by Anna Shackley, with Anna also competing in the women’s time trial.

In the men’s mountain bike event, the reigning under-23 World Champion Tom Pidcock is making an excellent recovery from his broken collarbone and is set to make his first appearance at Olympic level, while Evie Richards will also make her Olympic debut in the women’s mountain bike race. On the track, Laura Kenny and Jason Kenny are both preparing to make history by confirming themselves as the most successful female and male track cyclists ever. Joining Laura in the women’s endurance squad are fellow Olympic Champions Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker along with Neah Evans and Josie Knight. In the men’s sprint squad, Ryan Owens and Jack Carlin will join Jason Kenny.

Ed Clancy will be aiming to win his fourth consecutive team pursuit gold medal, and he will be joined in the men’s endurance squad by Ethan Hayter, Ethan Vernon, Matt Walls and Ollie Wood. Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will represent Team GB in the women’s sprint and keirin events.

BMX Supercross will see Kye Whyte and Beth Shriever represent Team GB, both making their Olympic debuts, while the BMX Freestyle event will be contested for the first time in Tokyo, with world bronze medallist Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks ready to represent the nation.

Team GB Cycling Team:

Men’s Road:
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Geraint Thomas
Adam Yates
Simon Yates

Men’s TT:
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Geraint Thomas

Women’s Road:
Lizzie Deignan
Anna Shackley

Women’s TT:
Anna Shackley

Men’s MTB:
Tom Pidcock

Women’s MTB
Evie Richards

Men’s Endurance:
Ed Clancy
Ethan Hayter
Ethan Vernon
Matt Walls
Ollie Wood
Charlie Tanfield (travelling reserve)

Women’s Endurance:
Katie Archibald
Elinor Barker
Neah Evans
Laura Kenny
Josie Knight

Women’s Sprint:
Katy Marchant

Men’s Sprint:
Jack Carlin
Jason Kenny
Ryan Owens
Phil Hindes (travelling reserve)

Men’s BMX SX:
Kye Whyte
Ross Cullen (travelling reserve)

Women’s BMX SX:
Beth Shriever

Men’s BMX Freestyle Park:
Declan Brooks
James Jones (travelling reserve)

Women’s BMX Freestyle Park:
Charlotte Worthington


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