Britain Aims For The Worlds

Last updated : 23 September 2011 By Kev Monks

Great Britain are amongst the favourites to take the UCI World Elite Mens Road Race Championship in Copenhagen on Sunday.

Britain through it's cyclists doing well this season will have eight riders who can ride as a team in a bid to stop World Champion Thor Hushovd from retaining his rainbow jersey.

Mark Cavendish has been tipped to win the race and has said that there has never been a better chance for a Brit to be crowned the best road cyclist in the world.

The Manxman (pictured above) who is still to officially confirm as to which team he will be riding for next season, will be supported by six Team Sky riders in Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins who were second and third in the recent La Vuelta, Steve Cummings who finished well in the Tour Of Britain last week, Ian Stannard who helped out Froome and Wiggins in La Vuelta and Geraint Thomas who has had an excellent season.

Also riding will be the highly experienced and talented Scot David Millar (pictured below) who came seventh in the Individual Time Trial on Wednesday.

210 riders are scheduled to compete in the race with nine spaniards, nine from Belgium, four from Norway, nine Italians, nine Australians nine Dutch, nine Germans, nine Americans, five from Luxembourg, nine French, four Swiss, six from Denmark, four from Kazahkstan, three from Ireland (Matt Brammier, Daniel Martin and Nicholas Roche), six Colombians, six Slovenians, five Russians, three from Iran, five from Morocco, six from Portugal, six from Poland, five from Venezuela, three Japanese, three from Eritrea, six from Ukraine, six from Croatia, three from Brazil, one from Turkey, three from Lithuania, three from Belarus, three from Argentina, three Austrians, three from Czech Republic, three Canadians, three from Chile, three from New Zealand, three Swedes, one Serbian, one Greek, one Latvian, three Slovakians, one Romanian and one Hungarian. 



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