As Great Britain bathes in Olympic fever, its national U23 cycling team has confirmed its line-up for this year’s Tour of Britain, starting August 30 in Glasgow. With two 20 year-olds, Mark Cavendish and Ed Clancy, the team also includes two current world champions.
In his first senior year on the professional tour, Cavendish has flourished into the elite class with sensational success, winning both the World Madison Championship that was held in Los Angeles and also becoming the European Point Champion. Ed Clancy is also a World Champion in the Pursuit Team event.
Joining them on the roads of Britain this summer are Geraint Thomas, a World Junior Scratch Champion, Kieran Page, returning to the UK after two years successful road racing in Europe, as well as Thomas White and Matthew Brammeier. The Tour of Britain will feature six stages and end in London on Sunday, September 4, 2005. Other confirmed participating teams include T-Mobile and Quick.Step.