World class cycling returns to British shores this week, with the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, on Wednesday July 23, heralding the start of Scotland’s biggest ever multi-sport event.
Cycling is one of the sports set to kick off the Games, with the first events taking place inside the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome on Thursday July 24 as Sir Bradley Wiggins (England) makes his competitive return to the track in the team pursuit.
Wiggins will only compete in the team pursuit at the games, opting to miss the road race and individual time trial, and will be in action in the first of seven track cycling sessions, scheduled from the Thursday to Sunday July 27.
The individual time trial then follows on Thursday July 31, before the road race – on a similar course to the one which hosted the British Championships in 2013 – on Sunday August 3.
Check out our in-depth preview of the following pages, looking at the events and the riders to watch, and those set to fly the flag for the home nations.