Froome, Wiggins in GB squad
Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins have been named in Great Britain's provisional squad for the road world championships in Italy.
The Team Sky team-mates will be part of a strong squad which also includes sprint king Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas.
Olympic champion Wiggins is expected to support Froome's title attempt, while going for individual gold in the men's elite time trial.
Lizzie Armitstead, a silver medallist in London, will lead Britain's women in the road race with 2010 world champion Emma Pooley set to ride in the time trial.
British Cycling's performance manager Shane Sutton said: "I think the selection of the elite teams speak for themselves; we've got Olympic medallists, Tour de France winners and former world champions all in the mix and I think we could do well across the board there,".
The world championships take place in Tuscany from September 22 to 29.
Men's elite road race squad:
Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Josh Edmondson, Andy Fenn, Chris Froome, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard, Geraint Thomas, Jon Tiernan Locke, Sir Bradley Wiggins
Men's elite time trial:
Alex Dowsett, Sir Bradley Wiggins
Women's elite road race:
Lizzie Armitstead, Katie Colclough, Nikki Harris, Lucy Garner, Sharon Laws, Emma Pooley
Women's elite time trial: