We take a look at the 21 British male professional cyclists who are riding in the top-flight WorldTour during 2018 – and what they may achieve during the season
There are a total of 21 British male riders signed up to top-level UCI WorldTour teams for the 2018 season – up from 17 riders last year.
Just about every facet of road racing is covered: with Grand Tour winners, Classics specialists, world-beating sprinters, top time triallists and climbers among them.
Although the likes of Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas and Steve Cummings are well established, there is also fresh and exciting British talent getting a chance to shine in the WorldTour. Watch out for emerging world-class riders Scott Davies, Jonathan Dibben, Chris Lawless, James Knox and James Shaw.
And could this be the year that we see Adam and/or Simon Yates appear on a Grand Tour podium, or Ian Stannard or Luke Rowe claim a Monument?
Here are the 21 British riders in alphabetical order…
Team: EF Education First-Drapac
Date of birth (age): July 9 1994 (23)
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire
After two years with Spanish outfit Caja Rural–Seguros RGA, Hugh Carthy has stepped up to the WorldTour in 2017 with American team Cannondale-Drapac – now renamed at EF Education First-Drapac for 2018. Carthy had forged a name for himself has a climbing specialist, and took overall victory in the 2016 Vuelta a