Chris Froome, Thomas and Barnes sisters make Great Britain Worlds long-list

Yates brothers and Cummings also make the provisional cut

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)

Hugh Carthy
Mark Christian
Steve Cummings
Scott Davies
Owain Doull
Alex Dowsett
Chris Froome
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Pete Kennaugh
James Knox
Ian Stannard
Ben Swift
Connor Swift
Geraint Thomas
Adam Yates
Simon Yates

Elite Men’s Time Trial (two to ride)

Alex Dowsett
Chris Froome
Tao Geoghagen Hart
Geraint Thomas

Elite Women’s Road Race (six to ride)

Alice Barnes
Hannah Barnes
Anna Christian
Dani Christmas
Alice Cobb
Anna Henderson
Natalie Grinczer
Dani Rowe
Hayley Simmonds
Sophie Wright

Elite Women’s Time Trial (two to ride)

Alice Barnes
Hannah Barnes
Hayley Simmonds

Under 23 Men’s Road Race (five to ride)

Matt Bostock
Mark Donovan
Adam Hartley
Ethan Hayter
James Shaw
Max Steadman
Jake Stewart
Dan Tulett
Stephen Williams
Fred Wright

Under 23 Men’s Time Trial (two to ride)

Ethan Hayter
Charlie Tanfield

Junior Men’s Road Race (five to ride)

Lewis Askey
Jim Brown
Alfie George
Mason Hollyman
Joe Laverick
Will Tidball
Ben Tulett
Sam Watson

Junior Men’s Time Trial (two to ride)

Joe Laverick
Will Tidbull
Ben Tulett
Sam Watson

Junior Women’s Road Race (five to ride):

Elynor Backstedt
Anna Docherty
Isabell Ellis
Pfeiffer Georgi
Amy Monkhouse
Amelia Sharpe
Corine Side
April Tracey

Junior Women’s Time Trial (two to ride):

Pfeiffer Georgi
Elynor Backstedt

 

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