Cycling

Wiggins and Froome in Great Britain squad

Wiggins and Froome are back in the same team. (©GettyImages)
Wiggins and Froome are back in the same team. (©GettyImages).

British Cycling have announced their long list for the UCI Road World Championships in September. The current Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins is named alongside Tour de France winner Chris Froome in the road race team.

Sprinter Mark Cavendish is also named in the Men's elite road race squad alongside Welshman Geraint Thomas, who finished the Tour de France despite fracturing his pelvis on the first stage.

This is the first time both Wiggins and Froome have been named in a squad since the Tour of Oman in February. The strength of the squad has been acknowledged by British Cycling's performance manager Shane Sutton.

“I think the selection of the elite teams speak for themselves, we’ve got Olympic medallists, Tour de France winners and former world champions all in the mix and I think we could do well across the board there," he said.

The squad will be reduced down to a shortlist in time for the event, which starts on September 22 in Toscana, Italy.

Here is the squad in full:

2013 UCI World Road Championships longlist senior squad:

Men's elite road race - eight places (to be reduced to eleven names)
Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Josh Edmondson, Andy Fenn, Chris Froome, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Geraint Thomas, Jon Tiernan-Locke, Bradley Wiggins

Men's elite time trial
Alex Dowsett
Sir Bradley Wiggins

Women's elite road race - six places
Lizzie Armitstead
Katie Colclough
Nikki Harris
Lucy Garner
Sharon Laws
Emma Pooley

Women's elite time trial
Emma Pooley

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