Mark Cavendish has been warned he faces an “extremely challenging” path to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Cavendish, 34, won silver in the omnium at Rio 2016 but wants to ride in the madison next year.
British Cycling’s head coach Iain Dyer has questioned if the 34-year-old will be able to earn enough qualification points and force his way into a competitive five-man squad.
“There are people there that have had their hand in the air,” Dyer said.
“The door is open but it’s extremely challenging to carve out an opportunity.”