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Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain for cycling events

Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain for cycling events

During the past three Olympic Games , Great Britain have been the most successful country across the cycling disciplines, taking 12 medals at the 2016…

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During the past three Olympic Games , Great Britain have been the most successful country across the cycling disciplines, taking 12 medals at the 2016 and 2012 games, including six golds in Rio and eight in London. Back in Beijing in 2008, the team took 14 medals, including eight golds.

The Great Britain cycling squad will be looking to replicate those successes once again in Tokyo, with plenty of medals up for grabs across the road, track, BMX, and MTB disciplines.

Meet the athletes who are representing Great Britain in the cycling events in the galleries below. Check here for full start lists on the road , track and mountain bike . GB for road race and time trial

Elizabeth Deignan has won almost everything there is to win on the road, including the Tour of Flanders, Strade Bianche, World Championships, La Course, and the Women’s Tour. One prize that has so far eluded her is Olympic gold, though. She took silver behind Marianne Vos on home ground in 2012 and was fifth in 2016. She’s one of a two-woman team this time though, down from three last time out.

Anna Shackley , 20, is a neo-pro on the road this year, having signed up with the powerhouse SD Worx squad. She was a surprise announcement for the team and will also take part in the time trial. A strong climber, she took on the Ardennes earlier this year and will be working for Deignan in Tokyo.

Geraint Thomas heads to […]

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