Mark Cavendish and new national champion Alice Barnes are among the riders selected to represent the Great Britain Cycling Team at the UEC European Road Championships in the Netherlands this month, British Cycling has confirmed.
The championships will take place in Alkmaar between August 7 and 11, with a strong Great Britain team taking to the road before the eyes of the cycling world descend on Yorkshire next month.
Barnes – who won the national road and time trial titles in June - is named as part of the elite women’s squad alongside her sister, Hannah. Nikki Juniper and Hayley Simmonds are also part of the road race team, as is national under-23 champion, Anna Henderson.
Alice Barnes and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Simmonds will both contest the time trial.
Cavendish joins Tour de Yorkshire winner Chris Lawless in the elite men’s squad, with Alex Dowsett, Luke Rowe, Dan McLay, Adam Blythe, Connor Swift and Gabz Cullaigh also being selected. National champion Dowsett will be Britain’s representative in the elite men’s time trial.
In the women’s under-23 category, Great Britain will be represented by Rhona Callander, Pfeiffer Georgi and Elizabeth Holden in the road race, with Holden and Henderson lining up in the time trial.
A six-man team will contest the men’s under-23 road race: Jim Brown, Joe Nally, Will Tidball, Ethan Vernon, Matt Walls and Fred Wright. Vernon will also compete in the time trial, along with under-23 national champion Charlie Quarterman.
The full Great Britain Cycling Team squad to compete at the UEC European Road Championships is:
Under-23 women – road race:
Under-23 women – time trial:
Under-23 men – road race:
Under-23 men – time trial:
Elite women – road race:
Elite women – time trial:
Elite men – road race:
Elite men – time trial: