In a further twist to the tale of the selection of British riders for Rio, a last minute addition to the British squad has been announced, and (hurrah!) it’s a mountain biker. Grant Ferguson has been confirmed as the final rider on the British team as a result of an appeals process. It’s apparent from the British Cycling press release that there were two other riders in the appeal process who weren’t successful – but whether they were from a different discipline we don’t know.
We’ll do some digging and let you know if we find out more, but for now let’s be glad that we’ll have at least one British rider to cheer for on the mountain bike course in Rio.