Mark Cavendish has dropped out of the Great Britain World Championships only hours after being named to the team. It is expected that Geraint Thomas will take his place in the road race. Cavendish was selected by British Cycling to race the Worlds road race, but shortly after the announcement, his name was taken off the list again with the mention that he ‘withdrew’.
So now the men’s road team will have David Millar, Chris Froome, Steve Cummings, Russell Downing, and Ian Stannard. Geraint Thomas is still to be confirmed. Millar and Cummings will also ride the time trial.
Olympic Champion Nicole Cooke will lead the women’s team. She will be supported by Sharon Laws, Emma Pooley, Lizzie Armitstead, and Jess Allen. Law and Pooley will ride the time trial.
For the U-23 team, Ben Swift, Peter Kennaugh, Alex Dowsett, Jonny Bellis and Jonny McEvoy will ride the road race, with Dowsett and Russel Hampton in the time trial.