Pro roadies on the Rio track

A handful of the top pro road cyclists are also vying for Olympics medals. Elia Viviani, Fernando Gaviria, and Mark Cavendish are racing the omnium.

If you’ve been watching the track racing at the Rio Olympics (and you should), some familiar names might be popping up on the TV. That’s because a handful of the top pro cyclists we follow all season long are also vying for medals at the Games. The men’s omnium competition is an especially good venue for a clash of cycling’s top sprinters, with Elia Viviani, Fernando Gaviria, and Mark Cavendish racing.

Based on this list of pro road cyclists taking on the Rio velodrome, it seems Great Britain and Australia have the most cross-over, with five riders apiece racing track.

WorldTour riders

Elia Viviani (Italy) Team Sky
Fernando Gaviria (Colombia) Etixx – Quick-Step
Hayden Roulston (New Zealand) Trek – Segafredo
Jack Bobridge (Australia) Trek – Segafredo
Jasper de Buyst (Belgium) Lotto – Soudal
Mark Cavendish (Great Britain) Dimension Data
Michael Hepburn (Australia) Orica – BikeExchange
Roger Kluge (Germany) IAM Cycling
Sylvan Dillier (Switzerland) BMC Racing
Theo Bos (Netherlands) Dimension Data

UCI professionals

Amy Cure (Australia) Orica – AIS
Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark) Boels – Dolmans
Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) Wiggins
Chloe Dygert (United States) Twenty16 – Sho-Air
Ed Clancy (Great Britain) JLT Condor
Glenn O’Shea (Australia) One Pro Cycling
Jolien d’Hoore (Belgium) Wiggle – High5
Jasmin Glaesser (Canada) Rally
Kirsti Lay (Canada) Rally
Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) HiTec Products
Lasse Norman Hansen (Denmark) Stolting Service Group
Laura Trott (Great Britain) Matrix Fitness
Melissa Hoskins (Australia) Orica – AIS
Mieke Kroger (Germany) Canyon – SRAM
Owain Doull (Great Britain) Wiggins
Rushlee Buchanan (New Zealand) UnitedHealthcare
Ruth Winder (United States) UnitedHealthcare
Thomas Boudat (France) Direct Energie