Wiggins named in Commonwealth Games cycling team

Eight Olympic champions included in the line-up to compete in Glasgow

Team England is sending a strong set of riders to compete at the Commonwealth Games, including Sir Bradley Wiggins and seven other Olympic champions


Team England has revealed the 31-strong squad of cyclists who are to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July, with Sir Bradley Wiggins named in its ranks.

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The four-time Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France winner will compete in the road event.

Olympic champions Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Dani King, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes are also among the selected riders and will go on to compete in the track events taking place between 24 and 27 July at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Matt Crampton, who won a silver medal in the team sprint at the 2006 Games in Melbourne, is also included.

Laura Trott said: “I’m delighted to be representing England at the Commonwealth Games in August. Nothing beats putting on national kit and competing for your home nation. I’ll try my best to do everyone proud!”

Olympian Annie Last headlines the mountain bike squad, with Alex Dowsett, Ian Stannard and Steve Cummings also to compete alongside Wiggins in the road outfit. Meanwhile Para-sport cycling’s debut team includes 2014 two-time world champion Sophie Thornhill.

Team England Chef de Mission Jan Paterson said: “This cycling team is undoubtedly the best we have ever seen selected for Team England. To have eight Olympic Champions line up alongside previous Commonwealth Games medallists and some supremely talented younger athletes is genuinely exciting for us. Whether it’s on the track, the road or at the mountain bike course, cycling fans are in for a treat when Team England are competing.”

Full team

Women’s Track Endurance

  • Lizzie Armitstead (DOB: 18/12/1988; born: Otley, West Yorkshire; lives: Monaco)
  • Dani King (DOB: 21/11/1990; born: Southampton; lives: Cardiff/Manchester)
  • Joanna Rowsell (DOB: 05/12/1998; born: Cheam, Surrey; lives: Manchester)
  • Laura Trott (DOB: 24/04/1992; born: Harlow, Essex; lives: Manchester)

Men’s Track Endurance

  • Steven Burke (DOB: 04/03/1998; born: Colne, Lancashire; lives: Colne, Lancashire)
  • Ed Clancy (DOB: 12/03/1985; born: Holmfirth, Yorkshire; lives: Holmfirth, Yorkshire)
  • Jon Dibben (DOB: 12/02/1994; born: Southampton; lives: Stockport)
  • Andy Tennant (DOB: 09/03/1987; born: Wolverhampton; lives: Cheshire)

Women’s Track Sprint

  • Dannielle Khan (DOB: 01/09/1995; born: Solihull; lives: Stockport)
  • Jess Varnish (DOB: 19/11/1990; born: Bromsgrove; lives: Cheshire)
  • Vicky Williamson (DOB: 15/09/1993; born: Norfolk; lives: Cheshire)

Men’s Track Sprint

  • Matt Crampton (DOB: 23/05/1986; born: Manchester; lives: Cheshire)
  • Kian Emadi (DOB: 29/07/1992; born: Stoke-on-Trent; lives: Cheshire)
  • Philip Hindes (DOB: 22/09/1992; born: Krefield, Germany; lives: Manchester)
  • Jason Kenny (DOB: 23/03/1988; born: Bolton; lives: Manchester)

Para Cycling Tandem

  • Sophie Thornhill (DOB: 09/02/1996; born: Stockport; lives Stockport)
  • Helen Scott (pilot) (DOB: 25/07/1990; born: Halesowen, Birmingham; lives: Manchester)

Women’s Mountain Bike

  • Alice Barnes (DOB: 17/07/1995; born: Northamptonshire; lives: Stockport)
  • Beth Crumpton (DOB: 10/06/1994; born: Worcestershire; lives: Stoockport)
  • Annie Last (DOB: 07/09/1990; born: Derbyshire; lives: Derbyshire)

Men’s Mountain Bike

  • David Fletcher (DOB: 27/02/1989; born: Nottinghamshire; lives: Nottinghamshire)
  • Paul Oldham (DOB: 05/09/1977; born: Colne, Lancashire; lives: Colne, Lancashire)

Women’s Road

  • Lizzie Armitstead (DOB:  18/12/1988; born: Otley, West Yorkshire; lives: Monaco)
  • Hannah Barnes (DOB: 04/05/1993; born: Northamptonshire; lives: USA)
  • Lucy Garner (dob: 20/09/1994; born: Leicestershire; lives: Belgium)
  • Dani King (dob: 21/11/1990; born: Southampton; lives: Cardiff/Manchester)
  • Emma Pooley (DOB: 03/10/1982; born: Norwich; lives: Zurich)
  • Joanna Rowsell (DOB: 05/12/1998; born: Cheam, Surrey; lives: Manchester)
  • Laura Trott (DOB: 24/04/1992; born: Harlow, Essex; lives: Manchester)

Men’s Road

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  • Stephen Cummings (DOB: 19/03/1981; born: The Wirral; lives: Italy)
  • Jon Dibben (DOB: 12/02/1994; born: Southampton; lives: Stockport)
  • Alex Dowsett (DOB: 03/10/1988; born: Chelmsford, Essex; lives: Chelmsford, Essex)
  • Tom Moses (DOB: 03/05/1992; born: Keighley, West Yorkshire; lives: Keighley, West Yorkshire)
  • Ian Stannard (DOB: 25/05/1987; born: Chelmsford, Essex; lives: Castlethorpe, Buckinghamshire)
  • Andy Tennant (DOB: 09/03/1987; born: Wolverhampton; lives: Cheshire)
  • Scott Thwaites (DOB: 12/02/1990; born: Ilkley, West Yorkshire; lives: Leeds)
  • Sir Bradley Wiggins (DOB: 28/04/1980; born: London; lives: Chorley, Lancashire)