The British Olympic Association has today named 26 cyclists across the road, track and BMX disciplines who will compete for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Seven-time Olympic medallist Bradley Wiggins returns to the track after claiming time trial gold at London 2012 and he will be joined by former world champion and 26-time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish – who returns to the Olympic boards after competing at Beijing 2008.

Four more Olympic medallists are included for the men with Jason Kenny, Ed Clancy, Phillip Hindes and Steven Burke returning while Owain Doull and Callum Skinner are set to make their first Olympic appearances.

Olympic champions Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell Shand head up the women’s track team alongside world champions Becky James, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker, with Katy Marchant and Ciara Horne completing the track squad.

2013 world champion and London 2012 finalist Liam Phillips is one of two BMX riders set to compete for Team GB in Rio with Kyle Evans set for his first Olympic appearance.

On the road, two-time Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial bronze medallist Chris Froome will be supported by Olympic champions Geraint Thomas and Pete Kennaugh as well as Adam Yates and Ian Stannard.

World road champion Lizzie Armitstead leads the women’s squad with Beijing 2008 time trial silver medallist Emma Pooley and first-time Olympian Nikki Harris.

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

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



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