GB confirm mixed relay team for UCI Road World Championships
British Cycling has today confirmed the six riders who will make history by representing Great Britain at the inaugural team time trial mixed relay at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire on Sunday 22nd September.
John Archibald, Dan Bigham and Harry Tanfield will take to the start ramp to do a lap of the 14km long Harrogate circuit, before Lauren Dolan, Anna Henderson and Joss Lowden take on the course in an effort to lay down the fastest time.
Performance Director Stephen Park said: “The team time trial mixed relay is certainly going to be an exciting event, not least because it will be the first time it’s been held at a world championship level.
“I have a lot of admiration for John, Dan and Harry for the success they have achieved independently of British Cycling and the mark they have made on the cycling world. I believe those three riders will set us up for a strong first lap, before handing over to the women’s team to pick up the metaphorical baton. Lauren, Anna and Joss all possess strong climbing abilities which will be crucial on this course, and riding at this level will play a big part in their development, particularly in Lauren and Anna’s case as under-23 riders.
“As the Great Britain Cycling Team’s podium coaches are now firmly focused on delivering success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, an opportunity has been created for coaches along our pathway to step up and manage the team time trial squad. Iain Cook, our foundation coach team leader, and Andy Pink, our para-cycling foundation coach, have both taken on this task with an ambition and enthusiasm they can be proud of, and no doubt this experience will help them in their career development.
“With just under two weeks to go now until the road worlds, preparations are being finalised across the squads, and we are looking forward to announcing squads for the other races over the coming days.”
The Great Britain Cycling Team for the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay at the UCI Road World Championships 2019
John Archibald (28, Milngavie)
Dan Bigham (27, Newcastle-Under-Lyme)
Harry Tanfield (24, Great Ayton)
Lauren Dolan (19, Exeter)
Anna Henderson (20, Buckinghamshire)
Joss Lowden (31, London)