GB Team Selection Criteria 2012 Road World Championships

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2012 Road World Championships Selection criteria

Contents

- Strategy

- Elite men’s Road Race

- Elite men’s Time Trial

- Elite women’s Road Race

- Elite women’s Time Trial

- U23 men’s Road Race

- U23 men’s Time Trial

- Junior men’s Road Race

- Junior women’s Road Race

- Junior men’s Time Trial

- Junior women’s Time Trial

The Road World Championships are to be held in Limburg, the Netherlands from 16th to 23rd September 2012.

Final selections for all disciplines will be completed by 5th September 2012. There is no firm date for a selection panel at this time, and lineups for some events may be decided prior to this date.

Strategy

The aim of the GB Cycling Team at the Road World Championships is simply to win medals in International competition. If it is not felt that there are British riders capable of attaining these performances, then a team will not be entered in that category of the World Championships.

The intention is that for each category there will be a clearly deemed team leader. The supporting team will be selected based on their ability and commitment to underpin the performance of the named team leader.

Where more than one rider in a particular discipline is deemed capable of a medal winning performance, the supporting team will be selected based on their abilities to play a team role for either candidate. Team roles will be discussed in detail at the event with the nominated Race Manager and the full team for the event.

Selected riders will comply with the relevant anti doping rules. These include UCI and UK anti doping rules (British Cycling Rules) both of which incorporate the ADAMS whereabouts system for notified riders who are on the National and /or International testing pools.

Selected riders may be required to undergo physiological and/or medical assessment in the period between the selection date and the event. This will be to confirm fitness following injury, illness or a period of marked under-performance. All physiological assessment will be conducted at the National Cycling Centre by British Cycling’s Olympic Programme’s nominated qualified personnel.

Any rider racing internationally and wishing to be considered for selection has a responsibility to keep the Olympic Programmes Administrator up to date with their road results.

Elite men’s Road Race

Nation places for the men’s Road Race will be determined each year by the UCI Management Committee as set out in 9.2.010 of the UCI Regulations. Previous years have seen GB qualifying between one and nine riders for this event. The team will be selected for the elite men’s road race on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Race performances in comparable international competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 2nd August 2012.

v Specific nature of the Road course.

v The profile of riders selected to ensure optimal team composition for best results or development for the future of GB success.

v The views of the nominated team leader

v A rider’s current UCI Ranking

v Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping and blood testing policies

Elite men’s Time Trial

The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. Selection is on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Time trial performances in comparable international competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 2nd August 2012.

v Specific nature of the course

v One of the qualified places may be allocated to a rider who is deemed to have potential to medal in this event at future Olympic Games.

v Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping and blood testing policies.

Elite women’s Road Race

The team would be selected for the elite women’s road race on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Race performances in comparable international competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 2nd August 2012.

v Specific nature of the Road course.

v The profile of riders selected to ensure optimal team composition, including ability and commitment to a team support role.

v The views of the nominated team leader

v A rider’s current UCI Ranking

v Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping an d blood testing policies.

Elite women’s Time Trial

The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. Selection is on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Ability to play a strong supporting role in the road race is important.

v Time trial performances in national championships 10, 25 and British TT Championships also international TT competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 3rd September 2012. All the above need to meet UCI regulations, eg bike, position and equipment.

v Specific nature of the course

v One of the qualified places may be allocated to a rider who is deemed to have potential to medal in this event at future Olympic Games.

v Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping and blood testing policies.

v Riders maybe subject to ramp/SRM tests

U23 men’s Road Race

Nation places for the men’s Road Race will be determined each year by the UCI Management Committee, as set out in 9.2.012 of the UCI Regulations. The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events, we anticipate a 5 man team. Selection is on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Race performances in comparable competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 2nd August 2012. Particular attention will be given to European rankings and Nation Cup results.

v Specific nature of the Road course.

v The profile of riders selected to ensure optimal team composition, including ability and commitment to a team support role if required

v A rider’s current UCI Ranking

v Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping and blood testing policies

U23 men’s Time Trial

The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. Selection is on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Ability to play a strong supporting role in the road race is important.

v Time trial performances in comparable national and international competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 3rd September 2012. Quality of fields will be a consideration in considering time trial results.

v Specific nature of the course

v Commitment to the GB Cycling team anti-doping and blood testing policies.

Junior Men’s and Women’s Road Races and Time Trial

Nation places for the men’s Road Race will be determined each year by the UCI Management Committee, we anticipate having approximately 5 male and 4 female places (there may be an additional ringfenced female place for an existing World Champion). The selection panel will consider only riders deemed to be competitive at this level, and may elect to take fewer than the maximum permitted riders for these events. For Junior riders the event is very much about gaining experience as well as demonstrating skills developed in the 2012 season. Selection is on a discretionary basis by the selection panel. The panel would consider the following factors in coming to a decision:

v Race performances in road competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 2nd August 2012. Competition at international, National Series and National Championships level will be considered.

v Specific nature of the Road course.

v The profile of riders selected to ensure optimal team composition, including ability and commitment to a team support role if required

v Time trial performances in comparable national and international competition in the period 17thJanuary 2012 to 3rd September 2012

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