British Cycling has announced their long lists for September's UCI Road World Championships with Chris Froome, Adam and Simon Yates, Steve Cummings and Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas all making the 16-rider selection for the men's road race. The final eight will be chosen ahead of the Worlds, which take place in Innsbruck, Austria, in September.
Alice and Hannah Barnes have both made the selection for the women's road race long list. They are joined by Anna Christian, Dani Christmas, Dani Rowe, Hayley Simmonds, and four others. Six riders will be selected for the women's road race in September.
In the men's time trial Froome, Alex Dowsett, Tao Geoghagen Hart and Thomas have been named but only two will be selected nearer the time. The World Championships take place between September 23-30.
"This year's road world championship course is one for the climbers, and I'm pleased to see we have so many talented British riders selected for the longlist whose strengths match the nature of the course," Performance director Stephen Park said.
"Looking through the squads, we have such a wide and varied pool of talent - from Grand Tour winners, to Olympic, world, European and national champions from across the cycling disciplines, all of whom have a lot to offer, both for themselves and for their teammates at these UCI Road World Championships.
"I'm particularly thrilled that Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Simon Yates have made themselves available for selection this year, having made our country so proud in the three biggest races of the calendar. Innsbruck promises some challenging yet exciting racing and we will confirm our final squad selection in due course."
Great Britain Cycling Team Longlist for UCI Road World Championships 2018:
Elite Men’s Road Race (eight to ride)
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Elite Men’s Time Trial (two to ride)
Tao Geoghagen Hart
Elite Women’s Road Race (six to ride)
Elite Women’s Time Trial (two to ride)
Under 23 Men’s Road Race (five to ride)
Under 23 Men’s Time Trial (two to ride)
Junior Men’s Road Race (five to ride)
Junior Men’s Time Trial (two to ride)
Junior Women’s Road Race (five to ride):
Junior Women’s Time Trial (two to ride):