Wiggins, Trott & Thomas head National Champs start list

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be part of the team heading to Monmouthshire later this month Credit: Sirotti/PA Images

British Cycling has revealed a star-studded entry list for the British national road race championship and time trial that will be held in Monmouthshire later this month.

An almost full quota of British stars including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, David Millar, Lizzie Armitstead and Laura Trott as well as Welsh riders Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe has been announced for the race which will precede the Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire on 5th July.

The only major absentee is Tour de France defending champion Chris Froome who has not yet added his name to the entry list.

The four day event will see Britain's best battle it out over mens and women's time trial courses around the roads of Monmouthshire on Thursday 26th June before the mens' and women's road races take place on Sunday 29th June.

There will also be an opportunity for the public to get a taste of the course in a mass participation ride on Saturday 28th.

In the men's road race, Mark Cavendish will defend the title he won last year, with home rider Geraint Thomas amongst those tipped to fight for the British Champion's jersey. In the women's race, defending champion Lizzie Armitstead is aiming for the third national title of her career.

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