The three squads confirmed for the Cycling Champions League complete the set of WorldTour teams
The trio of Orica Bike-Exchange, Cannondale Drapac and Team Lotto-Jumbo NL have announced their riders for Revolution Champions League completing the line up of WorldTour squads.
Cannondale have put their faith in four riders across the series, including, winner of the 2014 Tour of Britain Dylan van Baarle, Sebastian Langeveld, Patrick Bevin and Ryan Mullen, who finished an impressive 5th in the World Individual Time Trials last week in Doha.
Orica Bike-Exchange have committed to the championships with Canadian Christian Meier and time-trial specialist Sam Bewley.
Team Lotto-Jumbo NL have named a strong squad of five headed by sprinter Dylan Groenewegen, point’s classification winner of both the Tour of Britain and Tour de Yorkshire. Joining him will be Victor Campenaerts, Steven Lammertink, Tom Van Asbroeck and Dennis Van Winden.
The announcement of the squads secures an all star WorldTour line up for the inaugural Revolution Champions League with big names such as Paris-Nice winner Geraint Thomas, Olympic Omnium gold medallist Elia Viviani and Giro d’Italia points jersey winner Giacomo Nizzolo also confirmed.
It’s just over four weeks until the competition begins at the Vélodrome National in Paris, which will be the first glimpse at who has the best track legs.
The top 4 teams in the UK championship standings will progress to the Champions League along with wildcard team, Equipe de France, to line-up against the 7 WorldTour teams.
JLT Condor currently lead the UK championship with Team Wiggins, Team Pedalsure and Maloja Pushbikers in the qualification places with one round remaining on 22nd October – click here to see the full standings.
Tickets are available to Round 1 of the Champions League in Paris via Ticketmaster.
Tickets to Round 2 in Manchester and the Grand Final in London are available at Sky Tickets. Tickets are selling fast with the Saturday evening session in Manchester nearly SOLD OUT so make sure you don’t miss out.