Mark Cavendish and Alice Barnes named in UEC European Road Championships squad

Mark Cavendish and Alice Barnes named in UEC European Road Championships squad

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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.

Alice Barnes on the podium after winning the 2019 HSBC UK | National Road Championships in Norwich.

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:

Rhona Callander

Pfeiffer Georgi

Elizabeth Holden

Under-23 women – time trial:

Anna Henderson

Lizzie Holden

Under-23 men – road race:

Jim Brown

Joe Nally

Will Tidball

Ethan Vernon

Matt Walls

Fred Wright

Under-23 men – time trial:

Charlie Quarterman

Ethan Vernon

U23 team for the 2019 UEC European Road Championships.

Elite women – road race:

Alice Barnes

Hannah Barnes

Anna Henderson

Nicola Juniper

Hayley Simmonds

Elite women – time trial:

Alice Barnes

Hayley Simmonds

Elite men – road race:

Adam Blythe

Mark Cavendish

Gabriel Cullaigh

Alex Dowsett

Chris Lawless

Dan McLay

Luke Rowe

Connor Swift

Elite men – time trial:

Alex Dowsett