The British Olympic Association has confirmed the 18 athletes officially named to represent Team GB at the London Games. Unsurprising riders include Beijing Olympic triple gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, road race World Champion Mark Cavendish and Olympic road race champion Nicole Cooke; with Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips in for the BMX. Somewhat more controversially, David Millar, despite an initial lifetime Olympic ban for taking performance-enhancing drugs back in 2004, makes the shortlist of eight (to be finalised to five) for the men’s Road Race. The women’s Road Race shortlist of six will be further whittled to four and the selection for individual track events is yet to be determined.
Track Sprint: Philip Hindes, Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Varnish
Track Endurance: Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Wendy Houvenaghel, Peter Kennaugh, Danielle King, Joanna Rowsell, Andrew Tennant, Geraint Thomas, Laura Trott
BMX: Liam Phillips, Shanaze Reade
Cross Country Mountain Biking: Liam Killeen, Annie Last
Men’s Road (TBC for 5 places): Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Chris Froome, Jeremy Hunt, David Millar, Ian Stannard, Ben Swift, Bradley Wiggins
Women’s Road (TBC 4 places): Lizzie Armitstead, Nicole Cooke, Katie Colclough, Sharon Laws, Lucy Martin, Emma Pooley