Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins in GB squad for world road race championships

Last Updated: 11/09/13 11:24am

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Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins have both been named in provisional squad

Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins have both been named in provisional squad

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Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins have been named in Great Britain's provisional squad for the Road World Championships in Italy.

The Team Sky team-mates will be part of a strong squad that also includes sprint king Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas.

Olympic champion Wiggins is expected to support Froome's road race title bid, while going for individual gold in the men's time trial.

Lizzie Armitstead, a silver medallist in London, will lead Britain's women in the road race, with 2010 world champion Emma Pooley set to ride in the time trial.

Sky Sports Scholar and double junior world road race champion Lucy Garner is also included in the women's team.

British Cycling's performance manager Shane Sutton said: "I think the selection of the elite teams speak for themselves. We have got Olympic medallists, Tour de France winners and former world champions all in the mix and I think we could do well across the board there."

The world championships take place in Tuscany from September 22-29.

Men's elite road race squad

Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Josh Edmondson, Andy Fenn, Chris Froome, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Geraint Thomas, Jon Tiernan Locke, Sir Bradley Wiggins

Men's elite time trial

Alex Dowsett, Sir Bradley Wiggins

Women's elite road race

Lizzie Armitstead, Katie Colclough, Nikki Harris, Lucy Garner, Sharon Laws, Emma Pooley

Women's elite time trial

Emma Pooley

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