As football’s 2016 European Championships heat up, England take on Wales in Lens on Thursday June 16.
Wales’ rise up football’s world rankings has mirrored that of their cyclists – with a host of top Welsh cyclists bursting onto the scene on both the road and track in recent years.
The latest of those – Owain Doull – will join Team Sky after the Rio 2016 Olympics, following a path already trodden by compatriots Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe.
Closer to home another Welshman, Jon Mould, entered the Tour Series record books with six individual wins this year and the likes of Elinor Barker and Becky James are likely to be part of Britain’s line-up for the Olympics too.
But British cycle sport’s rise and rise is not all down to those from the principality – the current women’s world champion, Lizzie Armitstead, is English and so are the last two men to hold the UCI Hour Record.
So ahead of the two nations’ footballers doing battle in France, we’ve pitted seven riders born in England against seven riders born in Wales to see which country comes out on top.