British Cycling has announced its 35-strong team for the upcoming mountain bike world championships in Val di Sole, Italy between 15-22 June.
Siblings Dan, Gee and Rachel Atherton have made the squad and are all on fine form after they each had a world cup race win at the recent event in Vallnord, Andorra. Also included in the squad is multi-world cup downhill winner Steve Peat, Britain’s first female world cup winning downhiller Tracy Moseley and Commonwealth gold winner Liam Killeen. A crop of talented junior riders complete the line-up.
It’s possible that more riders will be added to the squad following the Fort William world cup in case of any outstanding performances there.
Elite men/women: Dan Atherton, Gee Atherton, Rachel Atherton, Ben Cathro, Brendan Fairclough, Fionn Griffiths, Tracy Moseley, Steve Peat
Junior men: Josh Bryceland, Sam Dale, Danny Hart, Joe Smith
Elite men/women: Dan Atherton, Scott Beaumont, Will Evans, Fionn Griffiths, Dave Wardell
Elite men/women: Oli Beckingsale, Liam Killeen, Fiona McDermid
U23 men: Ian Bibby, Ross Creber, Ian Field, David Fletcher
Junior men / women: Sebastian Batchelor, Hamish Creber, Annie Last, Alex Paton
Elite 20″: Andrei Burton, Daniel Butler, Tom Rankin, Ben Savage, Ben Slinger
Elite 26″: Andrei Burton, Daniel Butler, James Hyland, Ben Savage, Ben Slinger
Junior 20″: Joe Oakley, Sam Oliver
Junior 26″: Joe Oakley, Sam Oliver, Scott Wilson