No. 22 Sarah Storey
Last year’s position: 17th
Paralympic champion Sarah Storey ended the season talking of the possibility of competing in the Olympics in 2012.
The former swimmer switched to cycling in time for the Beijing Games and won gold on the track and the road.
This season she defended her individual pursuit title at the National Championships with a time of 3-40 - which would have been good enough for a top eight position at the World Championships in Poland. And her times are good enough to medal at most World Cup events.
At the Para-Cycling World Championships she won the individual pursuit and 500-metre time trial in the LC1 category.
However, with the team pursuit likely to be included in the London Olympics, Storey could be another option for the Great Britain team.
Sarah Storey in action, and with Victoria Pendleton at the 2009 Glamour awards
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