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Great Britain Announces Riders Selected for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Jun 24, 2024 at 9:17
by Sarah Moore  
In typical Tom Pidcock fashion Tom Pidcock took to the front and left everyone behind.

Team Great Britain has qualified two women’s and two men’s spots in the mountain bike events for the first time.

Commonwealth Champion Evie Richards suffered a concussion at round 2 in Brazil earlier this season, but proved she's back in form with a fifth place in the Olympic distance race this weekend in Crans Montana. She will be joined by rising star Ella Maclean-Howell who finished fifth in the U23 XCO in Crans Montana. Richards will be making her second Olympics appearance while Maclean-Howell will make her first appearance at Olympic level.

Another Games debutant will be current under-23 World Champion Charlie Aldridge who will be joined by current Olympic and World Champion Tom Pidcock, who has his sights set on two targets in Paris, as a member of both the mountain bike and road teams.

We have now officially heard who the team for France, Switzerland, and the United States.

Evie Richards back in business.

bigquotesTeam GB has a rich tradition with Olympic cycling, and I am thrilled that we will be taking our largest ever cycling team to Paris.

“It is very exciting to see the next generation of cyclists selected to compete for Team GB in Paris, alongside some of our seasoned Olympians and Olympic medalists in Katy, Tom, Ethan and Jack. I am fully confident that all the athletes selected today will put in some fantastic performances this summer.
Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England MBE

bigquotesI am delighted for each and every one of the riders we have announced today to represent Team GB in Paris and have no doubt that they will make the nation proud over the 18 days of cycling competition in Paris.

This group includes four previous Olympic medallists, with Tom Pidcock, Ethan Hayter, Katy Marchant and Jack Carlin all looking to get themselves on the podium once again, while on the other side of the coin I’m proud once again of our work to support & nurture the best of British talent through our performance pathway, and to see 10 debutants announced as part of the squad today.

We’re blessed with an incredibly talented, passionate and hungry squad of riders, and we are now fully focused on supporting their final preparations so that they can be at their very best come Paris.
Performance Director for the Great Britain Cycling Team, Stephen Park CBE

Team GB cycling team:

Men’s mountain bike
Charlie Aldridge
Tom Pidcock

Women’s mountain bike
Ella Maclean-Howell
Evie Richards

Men’s road
Ethan Hayter (TT)
Tom Pidcock
Josh Tarling (TT/RR)
Stevie Williams
Fred Wright

Men’s track endurance
Dan Bigham
Ethan Hayter
Charlie Tanfield
Ethan Vernon
Ollie Wood
Mark Stewart (travelling reserve)

Men’s track sprint
Jack Carlin
Ed Lowe
Hamish Turnbull
Joe Truman (travelling reserve)

Women’s track sprint
Sophie Capewell
Emma Finucane
Katy Marchant
Lowri Thomas (travelling reserve)

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  • 63 0
 Ride the TdF, finishes on Jul 21st,
Chill for a week,
Race the XCO, on Jul 29th
Chill for a few days,
Wrap up with the Olympic Road Race, Aug 3rd

Good luck Tom, that's an unbelievable schedule.
  • 27 2
 Unbelievable schedule and you wouldn’t bet against him wining both road and MTB in the Olympics.
  • 25 1
 @grm: Wouldn't bet against him winning MTB. Road, I could.
  • 2 0
 Is Tom Inneos' GC rider this year?

If so, wow. If he recovers from that to race the Olympics as well
  • 4 0
 @Ktr0n: No, just domestique duties and no doubt trying for a stage win or two.
  • 2 0
 @grm: I hope he bags some stage wins, I don't doubt that with the support of other domestiques, he could win the GC too...
  • 26 0
 Is BMX park not considered a "cycling" event. I always see it excluded from these announcements. I know Kieran Reilly is going for Great Britain in BMX.
  • 8 0
 Great Britain BMX race and freestyle teams will be announced on July 4th.
  • 1 0
 Yeah I was thinking the same. Also no team announcement for BMX racing
  • 6 0
 BMX is, alas in the background at events like this
  • 1 0
 This article is a reposting of the British Cycling team announcement press release. The Olympic Freestyle BMX team is still to be officially announced. Kieran Reilly has qualified through the qualification series but the rest of the team still need to be chosen by British Cycling.
  • 5 0
 Rumors said that Pidcock will race BMX as well...
  • 1 0
 @kazwei: he could do great in BMX actually, since he has a road bike background
  • 2 0
 Tom Pidcock is doing that too
  • 12 0
 Pidcock is so talented. Wins a WC mudder and then off to TDF + olympics in road and xc.
  • 8 0
 Yeah - the schedule is insane - I hope he does well in the TdF GC - I guess he isnt winning this thing with the talent in the race but maybe he has some stages in his sights. Then drop a casual gold medal or two in from mtb and road. and Maybe mop up a world cup or two at the end of the season and the world champs.
  • 3 0
 @paulskibum: I don't think he's aiming for GC this year, not with the aim of defending his olympic title in MTB. it would be too much, he's still learning how to be a GC contender.

Ineos team for the TdF is very strong, I imagine Pidcock will be aiming for a stage win or two there
  • 2 0
 @chrish: I'm not sure he'll ever be a GC contender against the current crop of GC riders. He's a hell of a talent when it comes to one day stuff though, definitely got an interesting career ahead of him in those races.

I reckon Pidcock will bag a stage or two this year and come to the Olympics in virtually unbeatable form. Ineos have a good team behind them this year, when you've got riders like Geraint Thomas riding as domestique!
  • 2 0
 Britain is for sure one of or if not the best country for cycling professionals, british cycling are doing something right. Champions from trials biking, downhill, bmx, track etc the list goes on.
  • 18 1
 Hmm, that's debatable. British cycling are track-centric as it's easy to control. The other disciplines are often treated poorly.....
  • 1 0
 Not really, it is all down to chances of medals...for now, we have a reasonable spread of chance across all disciplines, but this will purely be down to chances of medals as that is what determines a lot of funding...a bit sad to be like that really, but once you are up there, you have to keep pushing.
  • 2 0
 France has entered the chat
  • 4 0
 I think DH/BMX/Cycle Speedway etc are doing well despite limited help from British Cycling.
  • 4 0
 As an Olympic sport BMX riders get significant support at the top.
  • 3 1
 So basically Pidcock is going to win 2 gold medals. Dude is a beast and fun to watch.
  • 2 0
 The Guardian didn't even mention the MTB team in their article; just that Pidcock would be part of the road team.
  • 6 0
 It's The Guardian. They probably don't know that MTB even exists as an Olympic sport.
  • 3 1
 @grm: Exactly!! I thought one of the reasons the World Cup went to Discovery/Eurosport was to get more mainstream coverage.......
Nothing has changed; the road biased media still look down on MTB
  • 2 0
 out of curiosity, why can pidcock wear his redbull helmet in a GB uniform and not evie?
  • 2 2
 Didn't list GB BMX team, but listed velodrome team...ok.
  • 3 0
 Great Britain BMX race and freestyle teams will be announced on July 4th. Also your blog from way back when was awesome.
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 This article is an edited reposting of the British Cycling team announcement press release, hence the road and velodrome part.

As mentioned @Cheetabrian123 and in the original press release, BMX racing, BMX freestyle park, women’s endurance and women’s road will be announced on Thursday 4 July.

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