Scottish athletes Katie Archibald and Callum Skinner are to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of Team GB.

Katie, 22, from Milngavie and Callum, 23, from Glasgow have been named as two of the 25 cyclists who will compete across road, track and BMX disciplines.

The duo will both be competing for the first time at an Olympic Games and will both be on the track; Callum riding alongside seven time Olympic medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins, whereas Katie has Olympians Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell Shand joining her in the women’s team.

Former world champion and 26-time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish also returns to the Olympic boards after competing at Beijing 2008. Jason Kenny, Ed Clancy, Phillip Hindes, Steven Burke and Welshman Owain Doull also join Callum Skinner, making up the remainder of the mens team.

World champions Becky James, Elinor Barker, Katy Marchant and Ciara Horne also complete the track squad.

Team GB also includes two BMX riders with Liam Phillips and Kyle Evans heading to Rio.

Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Pete Kennaugh, Adam Yates and Ian Stannard make up the men’s road team with the women’s road team including Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley and Nikki Harris.

Gary Coltman, Head of Performance at Scottish Cycling said:

"I would like to offer my congratulations to Katie and Callum on being selected to compete for Great Britain in their first Olympic Games.  They have worked extremely hard and remained focused on achieving Olympic success for a long time - and selection is well deserved.  I am confident they will do both Scotland and Great Britain extremely proud and on behalf of Scottish Cycling I wish them all the very best for a success in Rio."

British Cycling programmes director Andy Harrison said:

“I am pleased to announce such a strong squad of riders who will represent Team GB in Rio this summer.

"Our team has proven to be the leading nation for cycling in the past two Olympic cycles and our aim is to continue that momentum and be a sports team that Britain can be proud of. We’ve seen some good results across the disciplines this season and I’ve every confidence we can step it up once more for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”

Team GB cycling squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Men’s track

Jason Kenny, 28, hometown Bolton
Phillip Hindes, 23, Manchester
Callum Skinner, 23, Glasgow
Bradley Wiggins, 36, London
Mark Cavendish, 31, Douglas
Owain Doull, 23, Cardiff
Steven Burke, 28, Burnley
Ed Clancy, 31, Barnsley

Ryan Owens, 20, Aspley Guise, Beds

Women’s track

Rebecca James, 24, Abergavenny
Katy Marchant, 23, Leeds
Laura Trott, 24, Harlow
Katie Archibald, 22, Milngavie
Joanna Rowsell Shand, 27, Carshalton
Elinor Barker, 21, Cardiff
Ciara Horne, 26, Harrow

Men’s road

Geraint Thomas, 30, Cardiff
Chris Froome, 31, Nairobi
Adam Yates, 23, Bury
Peter Kennaugh, 27, Douglas
Ian Stannard, 29, Chelmsford

Women’s Road:

Lizzie Armitstead, 27, Otley

Emma Pooley, 33, Wandsworth

Nikki Harris, 29, Draycott

Men’s BMX

Liam Phillips, 27, Taunton
Kyle Evans, 22, Wigan