British Cycling has announced its selection of riders for the 2010-11 Olympic Academy programme.



In the men’s endurance squad, Sam Harrison, Tom Moses and junior world madison champion Simon Yates are the first-year intake for next season.



“I’m very happy; I was dreading not getting on, it would have been really hard,” Moses told Cycling Weekly.



Chris Newton will be coaching the squad, though questions marks still hang over whether they will stay in Quarrata or re-locate.



Meanwhile, reigning junior road race champion Dan McLay has eschewed the Academy system, opting to “try the Adam Blythe way” in Belgium. He will race for the Davo-Lotto-Davitamon team, feeder squad to the ProTour outfit.



Erick Rowsell, Tim Kennaugh and Chris Whorrall have all left the Academy.



The women’s endurance Academy has also downsized and switched its focus to the track.



Performance Manager Shane Sutton said: “Our under-23 squad continues to strengthen and this year Alex Dowsett and Lucy Martin have both been signed up to professional road teams for next season.”



“We’ve also got an interesting situation for the Women’s Endurance programme with all the girls now being focused on the Endurance track events rather than the road.”



The Academy programme officially starts on November 1.



Men’s Endurance (road and track)

George Atkins

Mark Christian

Andy Fenn

Sam Harrison

Tom Moses

Jon Mould

Luke Rowe

Simon Yates



Women’s Endurance (track)

Katie Colclough

Hannah Mayho

Laura Trott



Mountain Bike

David Fletcher

Kenta Gallagher

Steve James

Annie Last

Lily Matthews



Sprint

David Daniell

Kian Emadi

Philip Hines

Becky James

Pete Mitchell

Lewis Oliva

Callum Skinner

Jess Varnish



BMX


Liam Phillips

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  • Mark Jones

    We are one of the strongest nations in the world when it comes to women’s road racing, so why is there no emphasis on this? British Cycling messes up again.