Great Britain Cycling Team technical director Shane Sutton looks ahead to a blockbuster month for British cycling.
Before that though, a word on the Revolution Series event in Derby. We had remarkable home support for three days at the Derby velodrome and positive performances as the focus on Rio intensifies.
It was fantastic to see the return of Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins to competitive action and there is no doubt they buoyed the squad. We can be encouraged by progress made, though we are fully aware there is much more work to do.
We are always proud to be part of the Tour of Britain and this year is no different. A young but talented squad will start the race on Sunday in the colours of the Great Britain Cycling Team. The support they receive out on the road from fans is superb and we are intrigued to see what they can do.
Meanwhile, our cross-country and downhill mountain bikers are over in Andorra against the world’s best and we hope they can fulfil their potential.
The end of the month also sees our track and road riders at two keys events. The British Cycling National Track Championships in Manchester marks the start of the winter track season and is a great chance for athletes to impress on home turf.
The road world championships take place in Richmond, USA and having announced the long-list team, we are excited by the depth of talent we can send across the pond.