British Cycling has today announced the addition of James Knox and Joss Lowden to the squad of riders who will travel to Tokyo for the forthcoming Olympic Games.
Knox and Lowden will be the reserve riders for the men’s and women’s road races, which are scheduled to take place on 24th – 25th July respectively. Lowden will also be the reserve for the women’s time trial, scheduled for 28th July.
Stephen Park, Performance Director for British Cycling, said: “I’m pleased we have been able to add James and Joss to the Team GB cycling squad for Tokyo, as travelling reserves for the road events.
“We have an impressive amount of talented road riders in this country, and it’s a privilege to see so many of them excel with their professional teams. The Great Britain Cycling Team, led by Matt Brammeier and Chris Newton, has made strides in creating a great sense of team spirit amongst the British professional riders, and created a real feeling of pride in representing our jersey.
“This has proven itself by the commitment James and Joss are showing to the team by accepting the offer of being a travelling reserve. They are sacrificing their time to make this long-haul journey, added to which are the added complications of the coronavirus, such as daily testing and periods of isolation, in order to support their teammates.
“I would like to congratulate and thank James and Joss for accepting their places as travelling reserve, and I’m pleased we can have two more Great Britain Cycling Team riders join us in Tokyo, for what should be a fantastic Olympic Games.”