Barnsley’s Ed Clancy and Rotherham’s Ben Swift await Olympic verdict

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ROTHERHAM’S Ben Swift and Barnsley’s Ed Clancy are hoping to be named in Team GB’s cycling squad today.

British cycling’s full team from track through to BMX will be unveiled at the sport’s domestic headquarters in Manchester. The venue is something of a gold medal factory, Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny, Clancy, Geraint Thomas and Nicole Cooke are poised to be included alongside prolific winner Mark Cavendish, track protege Laura Trott, BMX ace Shanaze Reade and David Millar.

A team of five riders will take to the start line in the road race with Millar, Chris Froome, Ian Stannard, Jeremy Hunt, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett and Swift in contention to support Cavendish.

Tour de France contender Wiggins is set to be among them, but his Olympic aim will be the time-trial.

Clancy will undoubtedly be named in the men’s pursuit team, while Swift’s excellent recent form including a third placed finish in the Tour de Suisse stage on Monday may help him.