Cycling: Women's Time Trial



Good afternoon everyone and welcome to coverage of the Women's Time Trial from Rio - we'll have the chaps along later on too. @Ugster1 with you for the whole show.

25 women to take part in the time trial, over a 29.86km course. First rider out at 12:30 UK time, last at just after 1pm UK, so it's going to be fast and furious.

Britwatch - GB's Emma Pooley heads off at 12:45pm UK time.

And here's the profile of the course:

Not exactly summery in Rio at the moment - grey and wet, showers. First rider underway - Anna Plichta from Poland taking it carefully round the first corner. Roads looking very wet at the moment, and not likely to get better...

Riders starting at 90 second intervals, so Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) now also underway.

The start order reflects the medal chances as decided by the organisers, so it's the riders at the end that are considered the most likely. Doesn't mean that's how it'll work out, of course!

So you have a complete list of competitors - here's the riders that have already started: Anna Plichta (Poland) Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) Christine Majerus (Luxembourg) Eri Yonamine (Japan) Vita Heine (Norway) Lotta Lepisto (Finland) Audrey Cordon (France) Tara Whitten (Canada) Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)

And here's those yet to get going (1/2): Alena Amialiusik (Belarus) Emma Pooley (Great Britain) Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada) Ann-Sophie Duyck (Belgium) Trixi Worrack (Germany) Katrin Garfoot (Australia) Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (RSA) Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy) Ganna Solovei (Ukraine) Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) Evelyn Stevens (USA) Olga Zabelinskaya (Russia) Lisa Brennauer (Germany)

The final three (2/2): Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) Kristin Armstrong (USA)