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Commonwealth Games 2022: Cav set to join Team IoM in Birmingham

Twelve Manx athletes announced as 'Tier 1' selections

Mark Cavendish is set to represent Team Isle of Man at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The Manx Missile, who matched the overall number of stage wins in the Tour De France earlier this year, is one of twelve Manx athletes provisionally announced as ‘Tier 1’ selections, across four sports.

Aquatics
Laura Kinley
Joel Watterson

Athletics
Sarah Astin
Ollie Lockley

Cycling – Women
Anna Christian
Lizzie Holden
Amelia Sharpe

Cycling - Men
Matt Bostock
Sam Brand
Mark Cavendish
Mark Christian
Max Walker

A final team of 30 will be confirmed in April 2022.

President of the Commonwealth Games Association, Basil Bielich said:

‘We are delighted to have been able to select twelve athletes at this stage. This is the first time we have selected Tier 1 athletes and we trust that this will enable the chosen athletes to plan their preparation and training programme with more certainty and confidence.

‘The Tier 1 selections represent the first stage of a three-step process. The second tier of athletes will be provisionally selected in January 2022, and the third tier in April 2022.

‘A number of athletes have been nominated by their respective local sports bodies for consideration. The CGA and Isle of Man Sport are working closely together to give our athletes as much support as possible with their preparations for the Games. This is to ensure that the strongest possible team represents the Isle of Man in Birmingham next year.

‘Our plans for our participation in Birmingham are well underway, along with planning for our key fundraising activities, such as the Queen’s Baton Relay and CGA dinner, which offer great potential for commercial partners to get involved with Team Isle of Man.’

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