GB Squad Complete For Paris Games

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today named the final cyclists who will make up the 30-strong squad to represent Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The 12 female and male athletes announced include seven Olympic medallists and five debutants from the BMX racing, BMX freestyle park, track and road disciplines, with parity in the number of male and female riders representing Team GB across the full squad.

Joining him in Paris will be reigning Olympic Champion Charlotte Worthington will represent GB at the park in Paris. Charlotte won gold in Tokyo with a groundbreaking performance, which saw her become the first woman ever to land a 360 backflip.

BMX racing Olympic Champion Beth Shriever will defend the women’s title, having recovered from a recent collarbone injury. Since her Olympic debut in Tokyo, Shriever has become a double World Champion, and will head to Paris looking to add more silverware to her collection.

Lizzie Deignan will take to the start line for an impressive fourth Olympic Games in the women’s road race, heading up a team which also features three-time National Champion Pfeiffer Georgi, National time-trial Champion Anna Henderson, and Anna Morris.

Over on the track, Elinor Barker will represent Team GB in the endurance events at her third Games, while Neah Evans and Josie Knight will both return to the Games for a second time in the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Velodrome. Debutants Anna Morris and Jess Roberts will join the experienced team as they look to better their team pursuit silver medal from Tokyo.

Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England OBE, said of the selection, “BMX freestyle and racing captured the nation’s imagination in Tokyo, and I am delighted to welcome back Beth, Charlotte and Kye to Team GB… 

A huge congratulations to Lizzie for what will be her fourth Games appearance, and along with Pfeiffer, and both Anna Henderson and Anna Morris, we are eagerly anticipating what awaits these four brilliant cyclists on the road in Paris.

“Finally, we are very proud of Team GB’s extraordinary record in the velodrome over recent Olympic Games. We are delighted to have Elinor, Josie, and Neah returning to Team GB this summer, as well as Jess Roberts who will be making her Games debut. We have every confidence that this team can continue our formidable run on the track this summer in Paris.”

Performance Director for the Great Britain Cycling Team, Stephen Park CBE, said,

“I’m hugely excited for each of and every one of the riders we have announced today to represent Team GB in Paris, which completes our team selection for the Games.

“We’re blessed with an incredible depth of talent and experience across all five of the cycling disciplines, and I know that the squad will benefit hugely from the likes of

 Lizzie Deignan and Elinor Barker, who will join us for their fourth and third Games respectively.

“Achieving gender parity across the squad is something we’ve been working towards for a number of years, and I’m hugely proud of the work our support staff have done to support our three mums on the squad, who are blazing a trail for women at the highest level of elite sport.

“Our riders have delivered some of the most iconic and memorable Olympic moments of recent times, and I have every faith that our riders can inspire the nation once again at Paris 2024.”

 

Team GB cycling team:

Women’s BMX Freestyle Park

Charlotte Worthington

 

Women’s BMX Racing

Beth Shriever

Emily Hutt (travelling reserve)

 

Women’s road

Lizzie Deignan

Pfeiffer Georgi

Anna Henderson (TT/RR)

Anna Morris

 

Women’s track endurance

Elinor Barker

Neah Evans

Josie Knight

Anna Morris

Jess Roberts

Meg Barker (travelling reserve)

 

Women’s mountain bike

Ella Maclean-Howell

Evie Richards

 

Women’s track sprint

Sophie Capewell

Emma Finucane

Katy Marchant

Lowri Thomas (travelling reserve)

 

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