Sutton: Powerful British team ready to deliver at Worlds

17 September 2014 / 21:25

Shane Sutton believes Great Britain is primed and ready to deliver medal success at next week's road cycling World Championships  in Spain. 

David Millar will captain the men’s road team for the final time of his career, leading a nine-strong team which includes Tour de France winner Chris Froome as well as current national champion Pete Kennaugh. 

National time trial champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will contest the time trial event, as will Commonwealth gold medallist Alex Dowsett. In the women’s road race, Lizzie Armitstead will lead a team of six riders which also includes two-time junior world champion Lucy Garner. 

“I’m pleased with the teams we’ve selected for the UCI Road World Championships. Across the board, we have some real podium contenders," said Sutton.

“Sir Brad showed great form at the Tour of Britain this year, winning the time trial stage, and of course Alex did a fantastic ride to win the time trial at the Commonwealth Games so it will be interesting to see how they get on.

“Fellow Commonwealth Games champion Lizzie Armitstead has a great team around her including two mountain bikers who should be able to support her on the reasonably hilly course.

“For the men’s road race, Chris proved he’s in good shape by coming second at the Vuelta and I’m pleased David Millar will be leading the team in his last outing in Great Britain kit."

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