British Cycling has confirmed the men’s team who will represent the Great Britain Cycling Team at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic this weekend.
Current national road race champion Adam Blythe and winner of the event in 2014 will be joined by Dan McLay who achieved three top-ten finishes in his debut Tour de France this year along with reigning national and Commonwealth time trial champion Alex Dowsett.
Four-time national cyclo-cross champion Ian Field returns to the road, whilst British Cycling academy riders Ollie Wood and Matt Gibson complete the line-up.
British Cycling’s men’s academy endurance coach Keith Lambert said: “I’m really pleased with the team I’ve been able to select for this year’s Prudential RideLondon.
"Adam, Dan and Alex have all had some impressive results at an elite level this season but for me it’s exciting to be able to include the two academy riders in a squad which is so full of experience. Ollie and Matt will learn a lot from riding in this team, especially in front of a home crowd.
"Under the guidance of Stuart Blunt, who will be the directeur sportif for the race, I’m looking to seeing the two academy riders get stuck into the racing and to support the elite riders where they can.”
Great Britain Cycling Team for 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
British Cycling will also be entering a women’s academy team into the race which will be confirmed in due course.