BRITISH CYCLING CONFIRMS OLYMPIC PODIUM PROGRAMME SQUAD FOR 2016/17
British Cycling has today confirmed the roster of riders who are on the Great Britain Cycling Team podium programme following the annual review earlier this month.
London 2012 Olympic team pursuit champion Dani King returns to the Great Britain Cycling Team along with fellow road rider Nikki Brammeier who played pivotal supporting roles in this year’s world championships and Olympic Games respectively. The two riders will continue to ride full time for their trade teams but will receive support from British Cycling in-line with the other members of the Great Britain Cycling Team road squad. Six riders – Alice Barnes (road), Emily Kay (track endurance), Danni Khan (track endurance), Ryan Owens (track sprint), Mark Stewart (track endurance) and Oliver Wood (track endurance) - have graduated from the senior academy programme
Programmes Director Andy Harrison said: “In a year which has seen some fantastic performances from the Great Britain Cycling Team, the bar for programme membership remains high and we have a very strong podium programme squad to lead us into the next Olympic cycle.
“In particular, I’m pleased to see the strength and depth we have within the women’s road squad which has been bolstered by the additions Dani King, Nikki Brammeier and former mountain biker Alice Barnes which paints a very different picture to where we were with this squad a couple of years ago.
“I’m also very happy with the pathway progression of the six academy riders who have stepped up from senior academy level and already we’re seeing great results from the track riders.
“Throughout the pathway system we have some incredibly talented riders and we are confident of continuing our success in the coming years.”
Olympic Podium Programme:
Men’s Track Endurance
Sir Bradley Wiggins
Women’s Track Endurance
Joanna Rowsell Shand
Men’s Track Sprint
Women’s track sprint
The squad for the Para-cycling podium programme will be announced shortly.