COLNE cyclist Steven Burke has been named in the Team GB cycling squad for the London 2012 games.

Burke joins Olympic champions Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas in the team pursuit squad alongside Peter Kennaugh and Andy Tennant.

In April he helped Great Britain to a sensational world record as they defeated in-form Australia for gold at the Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne.

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford said the GB team would be stronger than ever at this year's games.

Brailsford led Britain to a haul of eight gold medals in Beijing four years' ago, with Sir Chris Hoy winning three of them.

There were few surprises as the team was announced at the Manchester Velodrome, with Hoy joined by fellow Olympic champions Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wiggins.

David Millar, who in 2004 was handed a two-year suspension for admitting use of blood booster EPO, has been included in the long list for the men's road team which will support Mark Cavendish's bid for glory on the opening day of the Games.