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Sprinters dominate Olympic test event provisional start list

Mark Cavendish is the star name on a provisional start list packed with sprinters for the London 2012 Olympic road race test event on Sunday August 14.

Trade team loyalties will be cast aside on Sunday August 14

Trade team loyalties will be cast aside for the the London-Surrey Cycle Classic – and Tyler Farrar, Matt Goss, Tom Boonen, Julian Dean, Romain Feillu and Borut Bozic, who all rode the Tour de France, are set to go head-to-head with Cavendish in the expected bunch gallop on The Mall.

The 28 teams have named their provisionals squad, which will be trimmed down to five riders over the coming weeks.

Farrar, who won stage stage three of this year’s Tour de France when riding for Garmin-Cervelo, is expected to spearhead the USA’s attack, while Dean, who normally completes leadout duties for Farrar, is named in New Zealand’s squad.

Geraint Thomas, who will concentrate his efforts on the team pursuit during the Games, is absent from Great Britain’s squad, with four from fast man Ben Swift, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Alex Dowsett and Roger Hammond to join Cavendish in the final team.

In a bid to field as many riders as possible, British Cycling have also entered an ‘England’ team, with Jeremy Hunt, Russell Downing, Chris Froome, Adam Blythe, Steve Cummings and Dan Lloyd on the provisional start sheet.

Tour de France stage winner Tyler Farrar is expected to lead the USA’s team

Australia have named a seven-man squad with five sprinters – Milan-San Remo winner Goss, Michael Matthews, Heinrich Haussler, Chris Sutton and Leigh Howard – to choose from alongside veteran road captain Stuart O’Grady and three-time track world champion Jack Bobridge, who today signed for the country’s new GreenEdge team.

Boonen, world champion in 2005, is named in Belgium’s squad, while Bozic and Feillu are expected to undertake sprint duties for Slovenia and France respectively.

The London-Surrey Cycle Classic will be run over a 140km course, including two laps of a 15.5km Box Hill circuit where spectators will be limited to just 3,400, before the flat run-in back to London, which is set-up for a sprint finish in front of Buckingham Palace.

Nineteen national teams will contest the race alongside nine domestic trade teams – Cyclepremier–Metaltek, Endura, Motorpoint, Team Raleigh, Rapha Condor Sharp, Sigma Sport, An Post Sean Kelly, Twenty3c-Orbea and Team Corley Cycles.

Provisional start list

Australia
GOSS Matthew
O’GRADY Stuart
MATTHEWS Michael
HOWARD Leigh
HAUSSLER Heinrich
SUTTON Christopher
BOBRIDGE Jack

Belgium
BOONEN Tom
De WEERT Kevin
Van De WALLE Jurgen
JOSEPH Stijn
BAKELANTS Jan
VERMOTE Julien
ROBERT Frederique
VANDEWALLE Kristof
DEBUSSCHERE Jens
LODEWIJCK Klass
JODTS Sven

Brazil
PANIZO Gregolry
MEDEIROS José
MONTEIRO Gideoni
WEBER Cleberson

Canada
VEILLEUX David
MEIER Christian
NAUD Pierrick
RIGGS Jamie
WIGHT Stuart
MCLEOD Garrett
SMITHEMAN Spencer

Cyclepremier–Metaltek
GALLAGHER Stephen
APPLEBY Dale
WHITE Jason
BARRAS Tom
FINN Ashley
HEPWORTH Richard
CREBER Ross

Endura
WILKINSON Ian
THWAITES Scott
OLIPHANT Evan
MOSS James
HAYLES Robert
ANDERSON Jack
WILKINSON Callum
BLAIN Alex
CLARKE David

England
HUNT Jeremy
DOWNING Russell
FROOME Chris
BLYTHE Adam
CUMMINGS Steve
LLOYD Dan

France
FEILLU Romain
CHAVANEL Sylvain
OFFREDO Yoann
GALLOPIN Tony
HIVERT Jonathan
KADRI Blel

Great Britain
CAVENDISH Mark
KENNAUGH Peter
SWIFT Ben
STANNARD Ian
DOWSETT Alex
HAMMOND Roger

Germany
SCHNAIDT Fabian
BERCZ Patrick
MEISEN Marcel
KALZ Marcel
RHEINHARDT Theo
PFEIFFER Ron

Ireland
ENGLISH Felix
DUNNE Conor
MCCANN David
BRAMMEIER Matt
IRVINE Martyn

Italy
PAOLINI Luca
CAPECCHI Eros
GATTO Oscar
MODOLO Sacha
ULISSI Diego
APPOLLONIO Davide
BELLETTI Manuel

Japan
FUKUSHIMA Shinichi
ARASHIRO Yukiya
MIYAZAWA Takashi
DOI Yukihiro
BEPPU Fumiyuki
HATANAKA Yusuke

Luxembourg
JUNGELS Bob
KOHN Tom
SCHANEN Tom
SCHLECHTER Pit
THILL Tom
KIRSCH Alex
THEIS Jerome

Morocco
AYOUNE Ismail
CHAOUFI Tarik
EL AMMOURY Mohamed Said
JELLOUL Adil
LAHSAINI Mouhssine

Motorpoint
BIBBY Ian
MCEVOY Johnny
BIALOBLOCKI Marcin
SAMPSON James
WILLIAMS Peter
HORTON Tobyn
BJERGFELT Will

Norway
KRISTOFF Alexander
ARVESEN Kurt Asle
NORDHAUG Lars Petter
RASCH Gabriel
HOEM Björn Tore
WILMANN Frederik
AASVOLD Lorents Ola
HEGREBERG Roy

New Zealand
DEAN Julian
DAVID Tom
CHRISTIE Jason
FINDLAY Tom
ALLEN Jason
YATES Jeremy
MACIC Chris

Poland
GOLAS Michal
BODNAR Maciej
PATERSKI Maciej
JANIACZYK Blazej
MATYSIAK Bartosk
KWIATKOWSKI Michal
HUZARSKI Bartosz

Team Raleigh
HOLOHAN Liam
FLEEMAN Dan
JONES Matt
HANDLEY Richard
LE BELLEC Gael
JANSSEN Jeroen
CRONHAW Matt

Rapha Condor Sharp
DEMPSTER Zakkari
CLANCY Edward
TENNANT Andrew
CRAVEN Dan
HOUSE Kristian
TIERNAN LOCKE Jonathan
WINDSOR Dean

Russia
KOLTCOV Roman
SUDEYKIN Victor
BAKHIN Evgeny
VELIKANOV Alexey
POMOSHNIKOV Sergei

Sigma Sport
RICHARDSON Simon
SYBRANDY Wouter
LAMPIER Steven
MURRAY Tom
LAST Tom
GILHAM Kit
HAMPTON Russell

An Post Sean Kelly
FENN Andrew
EECKHOUT Niko
McNALLY Mark
BENNETT Samuel
BAGDONAS Gediminas
CASSIDY Mark
LAVERY Philip
HOLLANDERS Dries
CLAEYS Kevin
DZERVUS Darius

Slovenia
BRAJKOVIC Janez
BOLE Grega
BOZIC Borut
KOCJAN Jure
STANGELJ Gorazd
KOREN Kristjan
KUMP Marko

Twenty3c-Orbea
SIX Marcel
RODRIGUEZ SEGARRA Rafael
GRIFFITHS Andrew
CUMING Michael
PERRETT Joeseph
SHARMAN Robin
SHANNON Dean
DOWNS Kristian

USA
BOSWELL Ian
MANNION Gavin
MAGNER Ty
PUTT Tanner
WARBASSE  Lawrence
FARRAR Tyler
FRANCK Eamon

Team Corley Cycles
CARTLAND Richard
McNAMARA Christopher
KNIGHT Ian
GAYNOOD Simon
HALES Jake
HIGGINS Matthew

 

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