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Seven Welsh riders listed for the 2012 Road World Championships

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Published: 10 September 2012

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Seven Welsh cyclists have been long-listed for the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in Limburg, The Netherlands. The final team selection will be announced shortly.

Elite cyclists, Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe have been named in a 14-man squad for the Road Race, of which 9 will start. Thomas has also been listed for the Elite Men’s Time Trial alongside Chris Froome and Alex Dowsett, but only 2 will start.

Elinor Barker, silver medallist in the 2011 Junior Women's World Time Trial Championships

Nicole Cooke has also been listed amongst 12 Elite Women for the Road Race, with only 7 to start on Saturday 22nd September.

Sam Harrison has been long listed for the U23 Men’s Time Trial. Junior rider Ed Laverack, who finished 3rd at this year’s Junior Tour of Wales, has also been named in the squad of 12 riders, which will be halved before the race on Sunday 23rd September.

Junior women, Amy Roberts and Elinor Barker will compete in the Junior Women Time Trial and both have also been listed in a squad of 6 riders for the Junior Women Road Race with 5 starting in Limburg on Friday 21st September.

Elite Men – Road Race (9 to start)
Adam Blythe
Mark Cavendish
Steve Cummings
Alex Dowsett
Andy Fenn
Chris Froome
Peter Kennaugh
Jeremy Hunt
Luke Rowe
Ian Stannard
Ben Swift
Jon Tiernan-Locke
Geraint Thomas
Bradley Wiggins

Elite Men – Time Trial (2 to start)
Alex Dowsett
Chris Froome
Geraint Thomas

Elite Women – Road Race (7 to start)
Lizzie Armitstead
Hannah Barnes
Katie Colclough
Nicole Cooke
Catherine Hare
Nikki Harris
Dani King
Sharon Laws
Emma Pooley
Joanna Rowsell
Emma Trott
Laura Trott

Elite Women – Time Trial (2 to start)
Wendy Houvenaghel
Sharon Laws
Emma Pooley
Julia Shaw

U23 Men – Road Race (3 to start)
Mike Cuming
Josh Edmondson
Richard Handley
Ali Slater
Scott Thwaites
Simon Yates

U23 Men – Time Trial (2 to start)
George Atkins
Sam Harrison
Joe Perrett

Junior Men – Road Race (6 to start)
Germain Burton
Hugh Carthy
Jon Dibben
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Ed Laverack
Chris Lawless
Chris Latham
Sam Lowe
Harry Tanfield
Alex Peters
Will Stephenson
Oliver Wood

Junior Men – Time Trial (2 to start)
Jon Dibben
Tao Geoghegan Hart

Junior Women – Road Race (5 to start)
Elinor Barker
Lucy Garner
Emily Kay
Amy Roberts
Jessie Walker
Molly Weaver

Junior Women – Time Trial (2 to start)
Elinor Barker
Amy Roberts

The final team selection will be announced in due course. There is a Team Time Trial for UCI teams – selection for this will be made by the UCI teams.

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