Road To 2012 is a three year series of features, following the British Cycling Road Team on their way to the London Olympic Games. From explaining the qualification process, to selection for the team and coverage of major events, British Cycling will document the entire process, with reaction from the Olympic Coaches and the riders themselves. Consisting of two seperate events, the road race and the individual time trial, road cycling has a strong tradition of the modern Olympics, having debuted in 1896 and been included in every Games since 1912.
BRITISH CYCLING'S OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: A FOUNDATION FOR TODAY'S TALENT
Annie Last, Jason Kenny and Geraint Thomas – all products of British Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy – and as the class of 2011/12 were inducted, Luke Webber talked to coach Matt Winston on the coming year.
BRITISH CYCLING'S TALENT TEAM: STARTING THE PATHWAY TO ELITE SUCCESS
British Cycling’s introductory Performance Programme, the Talent Team is the first chance cycling’s aspiring future stars get to pull on a Programme jersey. Following the 2011/12 inductions, Luke Webber speaks to coach Gary Coltman about the role coaches, parents and riders play in the formative years of a cyclist.
MARK CAVENDISH SIGNS FOR SKY PROCYCLING
Mark Cavendish – Britain’s first elite men’s road World Champion in 46 years – has confirmed he will be riding for Sky Procycling in 2012.
CHRIS BOARDMAN REVIEWS ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Boardman for Member News, we caught up with the former Olympic Champion 48 hours after Mark Cavendish was crowned the first male British Road Race Champion in 46 years to look back on an epic day in Copenhagen for British Road Racing.
BRITISH CYCLING PRESIDENT HAILS CAVENDISH WIN
Brian Cookson, British Cycling's President (and newly appointed President of the UCI's Road Commission) has issued the following statement at the conclusion of the GB Cycling Team's highly successful Road World Championships.
CAVENDISH ROAD WORLD CHAMPION
Mark Cavendish is Elite Men's Road World Champion, after a courageous, dominant performance from the GB team, who had to close down a multitude of dangerous breakaway attacks. The GB team took the race on from the start, sticking to their plan with rigour, policing the front of the peloton, never tempted to play the percentage game and throw a man into one of the numerous guerilla attacks by other nations.
INTERVIEW: ROAD WORLD CHAMPION LUCY GARNER
Andy Whitehouse caught up with newly crowned World Champion Lucy Garner. The 17 year old Leicester rider who rides for Motorpoint was at Birmingham's NEC to open the first public day of the Cycle Show at the NEC.
MATT WINSTON: "BEFORE THE ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WE WOULD HAVE TAKEN ANYTHING"
British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme coach Matt Winston has had his dream World Championships, taking two medals in a week where he claims the junior team would have taken anything.
LUCY GARNER: "I THOUGHT THE RACE WAS OVER, THEN I WAS WORLD CHAMPION"
Newly crowned World Champion Lucy Garner has revealed there were three times she believed her bid to wear the rainbow jersey was over, but thanks to a strong team it was possible to regroup and take the most prestigious win of an already promising career.
2011 UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Full reports, results and reaction from an historic World Championships.
DAVE BRAILSFORD: WE ARE KEY PROTAGONISTS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
A two year plan headed by Rod Ellingworth, dedicated to nurturing, qualifying and building a complete men's road race team for the 2011 World Championships reflects how far cycling in this country has come; according to British Cycling's Performance Director, Dave Brailsford.
BRITAIN MOVE UP IN WORLD TOUR RANKINGS
In the chase for Olympic qualification points, Britain has moved up in the World Tour road rankings as the men's final cut-off of October 16.
BRITISH CYCLING - JOIN THE TEAM
British Cycling, home to Britian's most successful Olympic sport and some of the UK's most widely recognised sporting heroes - including Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas and Shanaze Reade - has opened applications to join the prestigious British Cycling Team.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: ONE YEAR TO GO - EMMA POOLEY
With London 2012 in mind, leading road rider and world time trial champion Emma Pooley gave us this exclusive interview at the recent National Road Race Championships - in it she offers us a unique insight into an athlete's perspective on the Games, one year out.
SKY PROCYCLING'S BEN SWIFT RECOUNTS FIRST TOUR DE FRANCE
Ben Swift's love affair with the Tour de France has barely started, but 24 hours after leading the peloton onto the Champs Elysees and cycling's most famous finish, the Sky Procycling rider can reflect on completing the world's biggest bike race.
OLYMPIC TIME TRIAL COURSE ANNOUNCED
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have announced the route for the 2012 Olympic Games Cycling Time Trial, which will start and finish at Hampton Court Palace in south-west London.
OLYMPIC ROAD RACE COURSE ANNOUNCED
The medals for the 2012 Olympic Road Races will be fought out in front of Buckingham Palace at the end of the climax to the London 2012 cycle road race, it was announced on Thursday, February 10 by the the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION CRITERIA
British Cycling has announced the selection criteria for the 2011 Road Championships, which will take place from 18-25th September in Copenhagen, Denmark. The full selection criteria describes in detail the overall strategy for selection, plus specific selection factors for Men's, Women's, U23 and Junior teams in Road and Time Trial events.