Jon Tiernan-Locke has made GB Worlds Team. From the BBC:

For the Elite Men's Road Race it is Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Chris Froome, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Ben Swift, Jon Tiernan-Locke and Bradley Wiggins.

The Elite Men's Time Trial team comprises Alex Dowsett and Chris Froome.

Good lad!

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Still in with a chance of a result at the ToB as well. Good luck to him.

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posted by notfastenough [3604 posts]
14th September 2012 - 13:13

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25/1 for the win on betfair

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7702 posts]
14th September 2012 - 13:39

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or was it skybet? anyway, pretty short odds considering

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7702 posts]
14th September 2012 - 13:39

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Do the worlds count for UCI points? If so Saxo-Bank will be happy with this Wink Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
14th September 2012 - 13:45

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Right, So Geraint Thomas isn't in the team at all.....But Ben Swift gets a place WTF also no David Millar in there either.

But Cav is going to race....Thats pointless as he'll be dropped right out on the climbs. I see it being a repeat of the Olympics. Everyone around Cav and no-one else racing.

Get your breakaway guys picked now Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9201 posts]
14th September 2012 - 14:07

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Do you not think it might be a tad difficult for Geriant Thomas to go from 4km team pursuit form to the 267 km road course in the space of 7 weeks? I think he's going to be a real threat in the Classics and future Worlds but not this year.

Having said that, Swift is a strange choice. I agree Millar would have been better.

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posted by arrieredupeleton [581 posts]
14th September 2012 - 14:15

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I've got £5 on JTL at 100/1, popped into Willy Hills 3/4 weeks ago for it Smile

I am chuffed too for Nikki Harris to be chosen for the womens team.

Also Josh Edmonson for the U23 team and Molly Weaver, both massive talents.

posted by Darthshearer [141 posts]
14th September 2012 - 14:17

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Cav has been picked out of respect to the rainbow jersey, if nothing else. GT's just putting his road legs back on.

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posted by notfastenough [3604 posts]
14th September 2012 - 14:21

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Swift did quite canny on some of the hills in the Vuelta, especially where Gilbert won so i think that influenced the selection.

Good luck to him though.

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posted by stumps [3036 posts]
14th September 2012 - 14:26

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