Two-time Olympic Champion Geraint Thomas MBE and double World Champion Becky James lead the Team Wales cyclists selected to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Geraint Thomas and Becky James (pictured) will be part of a 17-strong cycling team that also includes World Team Pursuit Champion Elinor Barker, World Cup medallists Jon Mould, Sam Harrison and Owain Doull and Team Sky pro cyclist Luke Rowe.
On the track, Becky James and Lewis Oliva will compete in the sprint events, whilst Jon Mould, Sam Harrison and Owain Doull will compete in the men’s endurance events. Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Hayley Jones, Amy Hill and Amy Roberts will form the women’s endurance team.
The men’s road team will consist of Geraint Thomas, Luke Rowe, Jon Mould, Sam Harrison, Owain Doull and Scott Davies. The women’s road team will see Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne, Hayley Jones, Amy Roberts and Amy Hill compete in Glasgow.
The introduction of para-cycling events for the first time will see the tandem pairings of Rhiannon Henry and double world champion pilot Rachel James and Matt Ellis and pilot Ieuan Williams compete for Team Wales in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Welsh Cycling has worked in partnership with Disability Sport Wales to support these athletes on the way to the Commonwealth Games this summer.
Matt Cosgrove, Welsh Cycling’s Performance Director said:
“We have selected a team that is led by strong experienced riders, who have achieved at the highest level of international competition. They are supported by a large number of talented young riders who have demonstrated their ability to perform on the world stage. We are looking forward to competing at the Commonwealth Games this summer in Glasgow. ”
Team Wales – Cycling
Rachel James (Pilot)
Ieuan Williams (Pilot)
Geraint Thomas MBE