England's road racers pedal for gold
02 July 2002
Team England have announced a strong and experienced squad to compete in the men's road racing.
The six-strong line-up which includes riders with plenty of success in major international events, was announced following the National Road Race Championships, which took place over the Commonwealth Games course.
The team includes Max Sciandri, a double Olympian and a bronze medallist for Great Britain at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, as well as Charly Wegelius, who won a silver medal in the European Championships time trial in 1999. Charly, who is originally from York and now lives in Italy, will also ride in the time trial.
Roger Hammond is a former junior world champion in cyclo-cross and competed at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, as did John Tanner, who also won back-to-back road race national championships in 1999 and 2000.
At the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, England won four silver medals and two bronzes in cycling events. The team hope that the advantage of competing on home territory with a strong squad will lead to gold medals.
The full England men's road race team is:
The road race and mountain biking at Rivington are free.